FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than a decade ago.

  • Written by By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home building.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.

  • Written by By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and BILL CORMIER , Associated Press

At least 65 skulls found so far at a mass grave in Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Forensic experts say they have retrieved the remains of at least 65 victims from a mass grave in central Bosnia, the site of one of the most gruesome crimes of the country's 1992-95 war.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS