In this May 15, 2015 photo, Mandi Butler, left, of Future B Homes, talks with finish carpenter Darrell Fosback at a home under construction in Eugene, Ore. More Americans bought new homes in April — fresh evidence that the improved job market is powering the real estate sector. (Paul Carter/The Register-Guard via AP)

US new-home sales jump in April

More Americans bought new homes in April — evidence that the stronger job market is powering the housing sector.

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4 people rescued from roller coaster

A mechanical problem at Indiana Beach caused four people to be stuck in a roller coaster about 70 feet in the air Monday evening.

Rescue personnel grab the the hand of a man stranded in rushing water at the northwest corner of Lamar Blvd. and 15th St. in Austin, Texas. Shoal Creek overflowed its banks and inundated the major traffic artery with rushing water. Several cars were stalled under and near the 15th St. bridge Monday, May 25, 2015. (Alberto Martinez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream.