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US home sales tumbled 1.2 per cent in January

US home sales tumbled 1.2 per cent in January

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales fell 1.2 per cent in January to their worst pace in more than three years, as persistent affordability problems have put a harsh chill in the real estate market.
Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial

Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial

BEIJING — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral Wednesday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime.

Commodities giant Glencore to cap coal output over climate

BERLIN — Commodities giant Glencore said Wednesday it will cap how much coal it mines amid shareholder pressure for it to help reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases.
GOP's Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama in 2020

GOP's Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama in 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat previously held by Jeff Sessions.
Authorities announce Houston officer case review, FBI probe

Authorities announce Houston officer case review, FBI probe

HOUSTON — Prosecutors will review more than 1,400 criminal cases that involved a Houston officer who the police chief has accused of lying in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a home in which officers shot and killed two residents, authorities s

After surgery, Michael Cohen's prison date postponed to May

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was granted a few more weeks of freedom Wednesday after his lawyers said he's still recovering from surgery and hasn't had time to get his affairs in order because he's prepari