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