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In this Friday, April 12, 2019 photo, a sold sign is shown in front of a home in Surfside, Fla. On Thursday, April 25, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
April 25, 2019 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week for the fourth straight week, though they remain historically low as a spur to home sales in the spring buying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage increased to 4.20% from...
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President Donald Trump waves after talking to reporters as he leaves the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, for a trip to Atlanta with first lady Melania Trump to participate an opioids summit. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 24, 2019 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just say no. As House Democrats ramp up their post-Mueller investigations into President Donald Trump, his strategy for responding is simple: Resist on every legal front. The administration is straining to hold off congressional investigators, including their efforts to obtain the...
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April 24, 2019 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's prison-bound former lawyer candidly told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn't commit so his wife wouldn't "get dragged into the mud of this crap." Michael Cohen told Arnold "they had me on campaign finance" for...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 24, 2019 - 1:23 pm
We’ve come a long way in a short period of time. It’s interesting to watch television shows or movies that were made in 2010 and realize that technology is advancing at an exponential rate. There is, however, one thing that has not changed throughout the history of mankind. There wasn’t then, ain’t...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cummings says the White House is now in “open defiance” of his panel after lawyers advised a former official to resist a subpoena related to the committee’s investigation of White House security clearances. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 24, 2019 - 7:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cummings says the White House is now in “open defiance” of his panel after lawyers advised a former official to resist a subpoena related to the committee’s investigation of White House security clearances. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 23, 2019 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified Tuesday as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the...
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April 23, 2019 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations of the Trump administration (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is asking for more time to respond to House Democrats' request for President Donald Trump's tax returns. Mnuchin says in a letter to House Ways and...
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FILE- This Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, shows the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla. Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31 John and Jane Does alleges that Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg, the Jupiter Police Department and the case's lead detective violated their rights to privacy when they were videotaped in January receiving massages at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. The lawsuit was originally filed Friday, April 19, 2019, with 17 accusers. (Hannah Morse/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
April 22, 2019 - 3:29 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The...
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April 18, 2019 - 7:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two former investment executives from Japan pleaded not guilty in Las Vegas on Thursday to criminal fraud charges in what prosecutors have called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme. Junzo Suzuki, 70, and his son, Paul Suzuki, 40, arrived in custody in the U.S. on Wednesday,...
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Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to Virginia students in Nau Hall Room 101 during his last stop on a tour which saw him visit multiple cities in the state Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Charlottesville, Va. Due to a high student turnout, O'Rourke spoke both inside the lecture hall and outside in the stairwell to address all the students present. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 12:18 pm
FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says his family donated more to charity than reported on past tax returns because it wasn't interested in taking deductions that could have reduced taxable income. Speaking to reporters in Virginia on Wednesday, O'...
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