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Foreign buyers fuel concerns amid Miami luxury condo boom

File photo of the Miami skyline, pictured from a causeway on a rainy day in MiamiBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - As construction cranes crowd the coastline and developers strive to lure wealthy international buyers with brand name towers and lavish amenities, there are signs Miami?s latest condo boom has begun to slow and a possible oversupply could temper record prices. Since mid-2011, some 175 towers with more than 27,000 units have been proposed in Miami, says real estate analyst Peter Zalewski of CondoVultures. Florida led the nation for foreign buyers in the quarter ending in March, attracting 23 percent of $92.2 billion of nationwide sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. In the face of economic uncertainty and potentially higher taxes in Europe, Asia and Latin America, wealthy individuals are drawn to Miami's year-round sunshine and prices that are still low when compared with other global capitals.



Man found dead trapped between elevator and shaft wall in NYC

A man was found dead trapped between the outside of an elevator and the wall of the elevator shaft in a New York City apartment building on Monday morning, police said. Police found the body between the 18th and 19th floors of the building in the Bronx after responding to a 911 call an hour or so before dawn, according to a police statement.


Family of five found shot dead in Maine home: police

Five members of a family, including three children, were found shot dead at their southern Maine home on Sunday, with a gun located near one of the bodies and no outside involvement suspected, a police spokesman said. The five, a father and mother in their 30s and three children believed to be 4, 7 and 12, were discovered on Sunday afternoon in three rooms of their second-floor apartment in Saco, about 17 miles (27 km) southwest of Portland, state police spokesman Stephen McCausland said.


Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

In this July 21, 2014 photo, George Manko, second from left, and his son, George A. Manko, left, wait on customers at his concessions trailer in Westerly, R.I. Manko has been cited for defying the town's new ban on street vendors, which he said is prompted by town councilors who don't think street vendors fit the town's image. Town officials said the ban was prompted by safety concerns. A court will now decide. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) ? A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents.



Porch shooter back in court as trial resumes

Theodore Wafer sits in court at his second-degree murder trial in Detroit on Wednesday July 23, 2014. Wafer isaccused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Renisha McBride on the front-porch of his Dearborn Heights, Mich., home.(AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUTDETROIT (AP) ? The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch has resumed.



Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

NEW YORK (AP) ? Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.


Report says surveillance hampering journalists

NEW YORK (AP) ? Two human rights groups say the staggering amount of personal information available to government security officials has restricted the flow of information to journalists.


2 questioned in search for Philly carjackers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Investigators are talking to two people in the search for two carjackers who rammed a stolen sport utility vehicle into a family in north Philadelphia, killing three children.


Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2

FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 file photo shows Windseeker, Knottís Berry Farm newest ride, holding 64 riders in 32 suspended twin seats, in Buena Park, Calif. Once a regional amusement park chain, Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. has become an industry giant. It brought in 23.5 million visitors last year to its amusement and water parks, including Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio and Knott's Berry Farm near Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire, File) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUTSANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) ? An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.



Storms leave thousands without power

Storms leave thousands without powerSevere weather knocked out power to some in our region overnight.