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U.S. home sales fell in June; shoppers couldn’t find houses to buy

July 24, 2017 |

Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of sales to fall.

Sales of existing homes slipped 1.8% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.52 million, the National Assn. of Realtors said Monday.

The decline speaks to a troubling…


L.A. Times – Business

Archaeologists Find Tomb With Possible Ties to King Tut

July 19, 2017 |

The two daughters King Tut is believed to have had with wife Ankhesenamun were stillborn, their mummified fetuses found in Tut’s tomb nearly a century ago, the Telegraph reported in 2008. But what of Ankhesenamun, who was also Tut’s half sister? It’s possible her grave has just been found. Former…
Newser

G-20 Leaders Find Trade Compromises but Split on Climate

July 9, 2017 |

Leaders from the Group of 20 countries pledged to fight protectionism and secure fair trade, finding a broad consensus after President Donald Trump’s defiantly unilateral stance exposed rifts.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Feds: Woman Used Craigslist to Find Actor to Kill Husband

July 4, 2017 |

An Oklahoma woman is accused of trying to hire someone via Craigslist to travel to Israel and kill her ex-husband using ricin, the AP reports. Federal prosecutors charged 37-year-old Danielle Layman on Saturday with using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire. Prosecutors said in a news release that…
Newser

CNN

Police find trove of Nazi artifacts behind secret door

June 21, 2017 |

Behind a bookshelf and through a hidden door in a Buenos Aires, Argentina, suburb, police have discovered a dusty, secret room holding a massive trove of Nazi-era artifacts.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Photographer Makes Exciting Find in Undeveloped Film

June 17, 2017 |

Kati Dimoff, a photographer in Portland, Oregon, buys old cameras and develops the rolls of film she finds inside as a bit of a hobby, KATU reports. But one exciting recent find set off a local mystery: shots of Mount St. Helens’ 1980 volcanic eruption. On Instagram , Dimoff says she…
Newser

Flea Market Find of a Lifetime Is Sold

June 8, 2017 |

She bought it for $ 15, expected to sell it for $ 450,000, and instead got $ 848,000 for a whopping 56,500% return on her original investment. The mystery seller, who snatched up a chunky “costume jewelry” ring at a flea market in London in the 1980s, parted with what…
Newser

Kidnappers Find Out It’s Unwise to Mess With Sharpshooter

June 7, 2017 |

Two kidnappers in India grabbed a 21-year-old Delhi University student who was driving a taxi—and inadvertently messed with the wrong woman. reports India.com . “I just took my gun and shot them,” says Ayisha Falaq, 32, the man’s sister-in-law and a competitive sharpshooter. “I shot one in his leg,…
Newser

CNN

UK police find ‘significant’ car in Manchester probe

June 5, 2017 |

Police in Britain say they have found a car they believe to be “significant” to their investigation into Manchester bomber Salman Abedi.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World