UN official says not safe yet for Rohingya return to Myanmar


DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — It is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning to Myanmar, a senior United Nations official said Thursday.


  • Written by By JULHAS ALAM , Associated Press

Some GOP-counties in Oregon backed Medicaid-funding measure


SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It wasn't only Democratic-leaning counties in Oregon that voted to impose a tax on hospitals and health insurers to pay for Medicaid for low-income residents — several counties that voted for Donald Trump also helped propel the ballot measure to resounding "yes" vote.

  • Written by By ANDREW SELSKY , Associated Press

US home sales tumbled 3.6 percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales slid 3.6 percent in December, as rising prices and a declining number of available properties stifled purchases.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

AP FACT CHECK: Walker State of State claims take rosy view

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker's State of the State speech put a positive spin on his seven-year record and new proposals as he seeks re-election in November. But many of the facts, figures and statements bear a closer examination.

  • Written by By SCOTT BAUER , Associated Press