Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lifestyle

This Wednesday, May 25, 2016, file photo shows a new home under construction in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher ...
In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 photo, Francisco and Lauren Nieves-Taranto, center, with their children, from left, Sebastien, 13, Javier, 6, Gabriel, 10, Nicolas 4-months, and Valentina, 8, at their home in Windermere, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

BY TOM MURPHY The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you. The idea is that when your money is on the line ...
In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page is seen on a laptop in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 ...
This Friday, May 23, 2014, file photo, shows the sign at a Taco Bell in Mount Lebanon, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A Taco Bell treat that has a shell made entirely of fried chicken will vanish from the fast food chain’s menu despite its popularity. Taco Bell ...
In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, then-House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of “Obamacare” is “not going to happen.” The Ohio Republican, who was forced ...
This photo provided by HSN Inc., shows Mindy Grossman. (HSN via AP)

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO NEW YORK (AP) — HSN Inc., long a base for home shopping on TV, wants to refashion itself for shoppers more used to buying on their mobile ...
In this Feb. 18, 2017 photo, Euless Trinity's Mack Beggs is announced as the winner of a semifinal match after Beggs pinned Grand Prairie's Kailyn Clay during the finals of the UIL Region 2-6A wrestling tournament at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

BY SCHUYLER DIXON EULESS, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of ...
This Dec. 18, 2007 file photo shows a sign outside the TJX Cos. headquarters in Framingham, Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO and MICHELLE CHAPMAN FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Department stores just got a double dose of bad news. The parent company of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, which have ...
This digitally colorized microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in yellow. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via AP)

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Bacteria live on everyone’s skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are ...
This Dec. 7, 2016 file photo shows a house for sale, in Hialeah, Florida. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding ...
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