US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer available properties, a trend that many analysts say may not be sustainable.

 

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.

  • Written by ANDREW SELSKY , Associated Press

Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prize

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Rodrigo Tot, a 60-year-old farmer and activist, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners were murdered in the last year.

 

  • Written by SONIA PEREZ D. , Associated Press

Court delays action on rules cutting power plant pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has granted a request from the Trump administration to delay a decision on Obama-era rules limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants.

 

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Airstrike kills 8 family members in northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike killed eight family members, five of them children, as they fled fighting between U.S.-allied Syrian forces and Islamic State militants on Monday, according to local activists, who said the strike appeared to have been launched by the U.S.-led coalition.

 

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press