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'Fixer Upper' couple plans $10.4M Texas development plan

'Fixer Upper' couple plans $10.4M Texas development plan

WACO, Texas — Former "Fixer Upper" hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines have introduced a $10.4 million plan to expand on the popular shops they operate in their Texas hometown of Waco.
US agency seeks 'hosts' for rotting whales amid die-off

US agency seeks 'hosts' for rotting whales amid die-off

PORTLAND, Ore. — So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your private beaches so these ocean giants can rot in peace.
Dior brings art to Paris fashion for sculpted men's show

Dior brings art to Paris fashion for sculpted men's show

PARIS — Dior brought art to Paris Fashion Week Friday as designer Kim Jones used a monumental plaster sculpture on the runway to inspire his architectural show.
Airlines reroute flights after Iran downs US military drone

Airlines reroute flights after Iran downs US military drone

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Airlines rerouted flights Friday to avoid airspace near the Strait of Hormuz after Iran shot down a U.S.
US home sales climbed 2.5% in May amid lower mortgage rates

US home sales climbed 2.5% in May amid lower mortgage rates

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales jumped 2.5% in May, as lower mortgage rates appeared to help buyers overcome affordability challenges. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that existing homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.
Sir Elton John to get France's Legion of Honor from Macron

Sir Elton John to get France's Legion of Honor from Macron

PARIS — Sir Elton John is to receive the Legion of Honor, France's highest award, during a visit to the presidential Elysee Palace.

Barry Manilow gifts North Carolina high school $100,000

LAS VEGAS — Barry Manilow gifted $100,000 worth of new band gear to a North Carolina high school in an area still recovering from Hurricane Florence.
Trump moving beyond his media base for interviews

Trump moving beyond his media base for interviews

NEW YORK — With his reelection campaign officially launched, President Donald Trump is interacting with media organizations that reach beyond his base.
Analysis: Trudeau-Trump Washington meeting helps end Canada's global loneliness

Analysis: Trudeau-Trump Washington meeting helps end Canada's global loneliness

WASHINGTON — Canada suddenly became a little less lonely in the world after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's meeting in Washington with President Donald Trump this week.
At least 30 dead in fire at Indonesia home used as factory

At least 30 dead in fire at Indonesia home used as factory

MEDAN, Indonesia — At least 30 people including children were killed in a fire that swept through a house that doubled as a match factory in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, a disaster official said Friday.