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AP News - Aug 01, 2015 11:35 AM

Sales of luxury homes through auctions have steadily climbed since the economy started recovering, giving sellers an option outside of the traditional list-and-wait method.A few things to know about selling or buying a luxury home via auction: ...more

AP News - Aug 01, 2015 11:27 AM

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had another easy gallop Saturday morning at Monmouth Park, his final serious exercise before the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational.The overwhelming 1-5 favorite for the race on Sunday ...more

AP News - Aug 01, 2015 11:25 AM

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Patricia Maria Tig of Romania and Margarita Gasparyan of Russia both reached their first career WTA final Saturday after upsetting the two top-seeded players at the Baku Cup.Tig ousted No. 1-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkov ...more

AP News - Aug 01, 2015 11:19 AM

EDWARDS, Colo. (AP) — Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize and possibly move to nearby Vail.After trying the tra ...more

AP News - Aug 01, 2015 11:09 AM

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — In the dim of morning, there isn't much to see at the house on Magnolia Court. Garage door's up. There's a Corvette parked inside and a burgundy GMC Yukon XL parked behind it in the driveway.Police technicians walk bri ...more

AP News - Aug 01, 2015 11:03 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some people look surprised and tell him they just can't believe it's been 10 years already. For Keith Wightman, time hasn't passed quickly at all.It ticks by slowly as he thinks every day of the loss of his only son — gazing at ...more

AP News - Aug 01, 2015 10:58 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb's cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and capable of producing little, if any, grain.The 48-year-old central Indiana farmer can't r ...more

AP News - Aug 01, 2015 10:48 AM

ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER, Minn. (AP) — Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full o ...more

AP News - Aug 01, 2015 10:03 AM

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food, aid agencies said Friday.The Nile is a transportation lif ...more

AP News - Aug 01, 2015 8:32 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Olympic leaders have started contacting Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington about the possibility of bidding for the 2024 Games and believe the demise of Boston's candidacy will be "ancient history" by the time ...more