News / 

Round-the-clock cleanup... Home sales slip... Militants overrun historic site


Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — More than 6,000 gallons of oil have been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast. That's only a fraction of the oil that escaped from a broken pipeline. Cleanup operations are continuing around the clock.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in April. Prospective buyers are finding relatively few listings and rising prices. It's a trend that could weigh on the recovering housing market.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department says more Americans applied for unemployment aid last week. However, the number of applications remains at a historically low level.

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants in Syria have reportedly overrun the famed archaeological site at Palmyra (pahl-MEER'-uh). There are concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins as they have done in neighboring Iraq.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is urging the Obama administration to prevent Southeast Asian seas from becoming a "graveyard" for thousands of Rohingya (ROH'-hin-GAH') boat people. Thousands of people are believed to be trapped on boats with little food or water.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent News stories

The Associated Press

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast