Home prices could jump 5% in the next 12 months as high mortgage rates freeze the housing market, Zillow economists say

Home prices will jump by 4.9% by August of next year, Zillow economists warned.Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Home prices could climb even higher over the next year, Zillow economists said. The real estate listing company predicted a 5% home price increase, lower that 6.5% is previously predicted.   Home prices could jump as much … Read more

As the world’s diplomacy roils a few feet away, a little UN oasis offers a riverside pocket of peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Inside, with speeches and machinations and carefully deployed elbows, those who administer the world persist in their search for the elusive path to peace. Outside, on the wooded grounds of a place founded on the premise of ending conflict, sometimes they can find it. In the walled-off compound of the United … Read more

United States lead Europe 7-5 after Saturday’s morning session

Swedish pair Stark and Grant never trailed in a sensational Solheim Cup match on Saturday The United States will take a 7-5 lead over Europe into Saturday’s afternoon session after an enthralling morning in the Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin. The scoreboard fluctuated throughout with both sides having spells in the ascendency before emerging with … Read more

Letby’s attacks escalated as she experimented with new methods for harming babies

Lucy Letby’s attacks on babies escalated as she experimented with new methods for harming children, the chief medical expert at her trial has said. Dewi Evans said he believes that Britain’s worst child killer used a number of different techniques throughout her five-year career, some of which were almost impossible to detect. On Monday, the … Read more

Morocco earthquake work was huge challenge

A group of UK firefighters who helped with the rescue effort after an earthquake struck Morocco have said it was one of the “biggest” challenges they had ever faced. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck on 8 September, killing more than 2,900 people and injuring more than 5,000. Four Lincolnshire firefighters and a rescue dog were part … Read more