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WASHINGTON - Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 7.8% in May, as sales plunged in the pricier Northeastern and Western markets.

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LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans make final preparations for gatherings to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop's death.

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NEW YORK - Cuba Gooding Jr.'s lawyer is urging a judge to dismiss the forcible touching case that landed the actor in handcuffs two weeks ago, arguing that witnesses and security video contradict a woman's allegations that he groped her at a New York City night spot.

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VIENNA - Austria's Supreme Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that a Ukrainian oligarch who prosecutors say had business ties to President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, can be extradited to the United States in a bribery case.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes.

GENEVA - The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has taken her campaign for justice over his grisly slaying to the U.N.'s top human rights body and urging the United Nations to take "the next step" following a blistering report from an independent investigator.

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Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose.

LOS ANGELES - John Lithgow joined the growing list of actors who have taken on the role of President Donald Trump, portraying the world leader in a live reading of former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's 2016 campaign.

The following were the five top-read stories on The Courier’s social media for the week of June 16-22, 2019.


When my yoga instructor announced she would be leading a new class, one that would infuse our bodies with fitness and our hearts with joy, I was intrigued.

A bike rider in Vernon was beaten Thursday night in what’s considered to be a targeted attack.

The lineup for the sixth annual Okanagan Military Tattoo is coming together nicely, organizers say. The event will be held at Kal Tire Place in Vernon July 27-28. Over 550 performers will take part, including massed pipes and drums, highland and ethnic dancers, military and civilian bands, c…


Kelowna’s Cool Arts Society is partnering with The Portland Art and Learning Studio in Portland, Oregon, to celebrate work created by artists living with developmental disabilities.

BOSTON - Representatives of some of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers used code words to collude with competitors to divvy up market share and co-ordinate price increases according to a federal lawsuit.