Fewer forelclosures...Holding off on the big move...OH execution stayed

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Updated: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 04:18:12 EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fewer homes in the U.S. are being seized by banks. The foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac says the number of homes taken back by lenders in October slipped 1 percent from the month before and 29 percent from October of last year. The firm says investors are increasingly buying properties at public auctions. Homes scheduled for public auction rose 10 percent in October from the month before and 7 percent from October of last year. WASHINGTON (AP) — Young adults looking for that first good-paying job are continuing to feel the effects of a weak job market in the U.S. Census figures show that when looking at the last 50 years, a record number of 20-somethings are deciding not to relocate for a job, but are staying in their communities — either living with roommates or with parents. And college grads also are affected. They're either burdened with college debt or toiling in low-wage jobs, and many are delaying careers, marriage and having children. TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — The bodies of many of those killed in last Friday's powerful Typhoon in the central Philippines are still lying along roads or are buried under rubble in the hardest-hit city of Tacloban (tahk-LOH'-bahn). But Filipinos have begun burying their dead. Some 30 victims were buried earlier today in a mass grave on the outskirts of the city. Authorities say 2,357 people have been confirmed dead, and the death toll is expected to rise. CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury in Cleveland will announce its verdict later this morning in the trial of a man charged with orchestrating a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud. The man on trial says he's 67-year-old Bobby Thompson, but the prosecution says his real name is John Donald Cody, a 66-year-old Harvard-trained attorney. He's charged with looting the United States Navy Veterans Association, which he ran from Tampa, Fla. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor has delayed today's scheduled execution of a convicted killer who wants to donate his heart and a kidney to his ailing mother and sister. Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says he wants medical experts to study whether 40-year-old Ronald Phillips could donate non-vital organs before being put to death. Phillips was convicted of raping and killing a 3-year-old girl in 1993. His execution date has been rescheduled for July 2.

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