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Commerce Dept.: New home sales surged to 713,000 in August

Sept. 25 (UPI) — Sales of new single-family homes in the United States for the month of August rose more than 7 percent to 713,000, government figures showed Wednesday. The Commerce Department report said the number is an increase over 666,000 new sales for July.

Derek, Julianne Hough to star in NBC holiday special

Sept. 25 (UPI) — Celebrity siblings Julianne Hough and Derek Hough will star in an NBC holiday special. Julianne, 31, and Derek, 34, will perform musical and dance numbers in the upcoming special Holidays with the Houghs. Holidays with the Houghs is a one-hour show

Authorities lift evacuation orders near San Diego-area wildfire

Sept. 25 (UPI) — Emergency officials lifted evacuation orders near San Diego Wednesday after firefighters halted the forward spread of a wildfire that’s charred more than 200 acres. Cal Fire said the Dehesa Fire had been 21 percent contained by early Wednesday morning. The fire’s

Look: Erika Jayne to play Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’

Sept. 25 (UPI) — Singer and television personality Erika Jayne is headed to Broadway. The 48-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star will make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago. Producers announced in a tweet Wednesday that Jayne will begin her

Baboons pass on scars of early adversity to their offspring

Sept. 25 (UPI) — Adversity animals face early in life can affect the well-being of the next generation, new research suggests. Between 1976 and 2017, a team of researchers monitored the health and development of 169 baboon mothers and nearly 700 of their offspring in

3 more suspected African swine fever cases reported in South Korea

Sept. 25 (UPI) — South Korea reported three new suspected cases of African swine fever on Wednesday, adding to concerns over the potential spread of the deadly animal disease despite massive disinfection efforts. Two suspected cases were reported at farms on Ganghwa Island in Incheon,

Tropical Storm Karen triggers flash flood warning in Puerto Rico

Sept. 25 (UPI) — Tropical storm warnings remained in effect Wednesday as heavy rain and flash flooding from Tropical Storm Karen spread across the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as well as parts of Puerto Rico. The storm was closing in on Puerto Rico after

On This Day: PSA Flight 182 crash kills 144 in San Diego

Sept. 25 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama and became the first known European to see the Pacific Ocean. In 1690, the first American newspaper, called Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestic, appeared

Uncertainty of flu season good reason to get vaccinated, CDC says

Sept. 25 — Although no one knows yet how severe this flu season will be, now is the time to get vaccinated, health officials say. Already this season, a 4-year-old from California who recently died tested positive for influenza, local health officials reported earlier this

Study: Women who self-silence have increased risk for stroke

Sept. 25 — Do you rarely express anger at those close to you? Is it difficult for you to reveal negative feelings in your relationships? New research suggests that might make you more vulnerable to having a stroke. In a study of women aged 40

Shinzo Abe seeks to normalize relations with North Korea

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (UPI) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he is committed to normalizing relations with North Korea as he seeks a summit with Kim Jong Un. In his speech to the 74th United Nations General Assembly late Tuesday, Abe, the

Atlanta Falcons place S Keanu Neal on IR, promote Jamal Carter

Sept. 24 (UPI) — The Atlanta Falcons officially placed Pro Bowl safety Keanu Neal on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. The Falcons promoted safety Jamal Carter from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move, according to the team. Neal suffered a torn Achilles

Seattle Seahawks to trade TE Nick Vannett to Pittsburgh Steelers

Sept. 24 (UPI) — The Seattle Seahawks are finalizing a trade to send fourth-year tight end Nick Vannett to the Pittsburgh Steelers. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media on Tuesday that the Seahawks are acquiring a 2020 fifth-round draft pick from the Steelers in