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Yiyun Li and Leslie Jamison among PEN award nominees

NEW YORK — Fiction by Yiyun Li and essays by Leslie Jamison and Eve Babitz are among the finalists for honours presented by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization.

US pending home sales tumbled 4.9% in December

WASHINGTON — Americans pulled back substantially on signing contracts to buy homes in December, a possible sign of mounting affordability challenges as prices are rising faster than incomes.

Thurman Munson's widow finds pain in Kobe Bryant's death

CANTON, Ohio — The widow of Thurman Munson, the New York Yankees catcher killed in 1979 while flying his plane in Ohio, spoke out about the similar death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
Trial highlights: Trump defence urges end to impeachment

Trial highlights: Trump defence urges end to impeachment

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s legal team on Tuesday concluded its three-day presentation as they started it — arguing that the Democrats’ case amounted to partisan politics that would undo the results of the 2016 presidential election and dri
AP FACT CHECK: Trump defence wrong about FBI investigation

AP FACT CHECK: Trump defence wrong about FBI investigation

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's defence team falsely claimed the Justice Department was already investigating him even before the 2016 election and distorted the facts about a dossier of opposition research into Trump's ties to Russia.
Sanders' Social Security 'adjustments' undercut Biden attack

Sanders' Social Security 'adjustments' undercut Biden attack

DES MOINES, Iowa — As a congressman in the 1990s, Bernie Sanders expressed an openness to making “adjustments" to the tax and benefit structure of Social Security.