Official: US Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian ship


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An American defense official says a U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian naval ship during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf.

  • Written by By JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

US home prices reach record high for 6th straight month


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices reached a new high in May for the sixth straight month, raising fears of another housing bubble roughly a decade after a previous one burst.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn't sure she could ever shoot and kill someone, even to protect herself. Couldn't she just aim for their leg and try to maim them?

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  • Written by By LISA MARIE PANE , Associated Press

House moves to fill VA's budget gap despite vets' objections


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House is moving to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of private-sector care, a plan drawing stiff protests from veterans' groups.

  • Written by By HOPE YEN , Associated Press

Driver charged in smuggling-related deaths of 10 immigrants

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio was charged Monday in the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty.

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  • Written by By NOMAAN MERCHANT , Associated Press