Exceptions to rule: Big cities where homes remain affordable

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Until recently, Christina Brouk was living with her parents. Now, still in her early 20s, she's living the American dream of home ownership — the same dream that's grown elusive for many young adults since the housing bubble peaked 10 years ago.

  • Written by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

Organ transplants have come a long way but hurdles remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only when suited up against germs.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Friend or foe? Open-carry law poses challenge to police

PARIS, Texas (AP) — Gun-rights activists, some of them wearing camouflage and military-style gear and openly toting rifles and handguns, marched alongside the hundreds of people who flocked to downtown Dallas last week to protest police shootings of blacks.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press