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US new-home sales post slight gain in April

US new-home sales post slight gain in April

BALTIMORE — U.S. new home sales ticked up 0.6% in April, a surprising gain amid the coronavirus outbreak that hints at the relative health of potential buyers.
Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX’s first astronaut launch.
US home price gains quickened in March as sales plunged

US home price gains quickened in March as sales plunged

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices accelerated in March even though sales plummeted, as those Americans still house shopping were forced to bid for a sharply diminished supply of homes. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 3.
Jimmy Cobb, 'Kind of Blue' drummer for Miles Davis, dies

Jimmy Cobb, 'Kind of Blue' drummer for Miles Davis, dies

Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday.
Biden marks Memorial Day at veterans park near Delaware home

Biden marks Memorial Day at veterans park near Delaware home

NEW CASTLE, Del. — Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home.
Trump honours fallen soldiers as nation battles against virus

Trump honours fallen soldiers as nation battles against virus

BALTIMORE — President Donald Trump honoured America’s war dead in back-to-back Memorial Day appearances colored by an epic struggle off the battlefield, against the coronavirus.
German court ruling clears the way to settle VW diesel cases

German court ruling clears the way to settle VW diesel cases

KARLSRUHE, Germany — A German court has ruled that Volkswagen must buy back cars from owners of its diesel cars equipped with software that evaded emissions testing — but consumers must accept the current value of the car based on the mileage they dr
Brian May reveals recent heart attack, says he's good now

Brian May reveals recent heart attack, says he's good now

LONDON — Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing “a small heart attack.
UK leader's aide says he won't quit over lockdown road trip

UK leader's aide says he won't quit over lockdown road trip

LONDON — British leader Boris Johnson’s powerful chief aide insisted Monday that he wouldn't resign for driving the length of England while the country was under strict lockdown — a trip he made without informing the prime minister first.
Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

BANGKOK — South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday as authorities look for more ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus as people increase their public activities.