UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

LONDON (AP) — A solemn Queen Elizabeth II marked a minute of silence Saturday for victims of the London high-rise inferno that killed at least 30 people as exhausted firefighters continued their grim search for more bodies.


  • Written by By GREGORY KATZ , Associated Press

Uncertainty over Islamic State leader's fate after airstrike

BEIRUT (AP) — Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State group Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's self-declared capital in Syria, but U.S. officials said there was no definitive proof of his death.

  • Written by By ZEINA KARAM and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press

If it flies or hovers, it will be at the Paris Air Show


LE BOURGET, France (AP) — While Airbus and Boeing will again hog the spotlight at the Paris Air Show with their battle for ever-larger slices of the lucrative pie in the sky, a lot of the really interesting stuff will be going on elsewhere at the upcoming biennial aviation and defense industry gathering.


  • Written by By JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press

Higher prices squeezing both renters and would-be homeowners

A diminished supply of available homes is swelling prices in large U.S. metro areas from New York to Miami to Los Angeles, squeezing out would-be buyers and pushing up rents as more people are forced to remain tenants.


  • Written by By ALEX VEIGA , AP Business Writer

Girlfriend whose texts urged suicide guilty of manslaughter

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter in a trial that raised questions of whether words can kill.

  • Written by By DENISE LAVOIE , AP Legal Affairs Writer