Challenge to Murdoch: US giant Comcast also bids for Sky

LONDON (AP) — Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, has launched a bid for European pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart a rival offer by media mogul Rupert Murdoch' 21st Century Fox.

  • Written by By GREGORY KATZ , Associated Press

US durable goods orders down 3.7 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell 3.7 percent in January, the biggest decline since July 2017, following two months of increases that reflected strength in the country's industry.

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US home prices jump in 2017 at fastest pace in 3 ½ years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at the fastest 12-month pace in more than three years in 2017, as potential home buyers fought over a limited number of available properties.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Attorney: Deputy thought gunfire was from outside school

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The sheriff's deputy assigned to guard the Florida high school that was the scene of a mass shooting never entered the building to confront the suspect because he believed the gunfire was coming from outside, his attorney said Monday.

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  • Written by KELLI KENNEDY, BRENDAN FARRINGTON and CURT ANDERSON , Associated Press

AP Exclusive: Transport safety rules sidelined under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a clear, dry June evening in 2015, cars and trucks rolled slowly in a herky-jerky backup ahead of an Interstate 75 construction zone in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Barreling toward them: an 18-ton tractor-trailer going about 80 mph.

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  • Written by JOAN LOWY and TOM KRISHER , Associated Press