NEW YORK (AP) - Officials say New York City created or preserved over 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city. Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) is announcing the statistic Tuesday. The previous record was just over 23,100, set in 1989. De Blasio has made affordable housing a centerpiece of his two mayoral campaigns. The Democrat was re-elected last year.
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) - The Latest on the shooting of a Serb politician in Kosovo (all times local): 12 noon Kosovo prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says he considers the slaying of Serb minority political leader Oliver Ivanovic as "a punishable criminal act."
BERLIN (AP) - The German government says the number of new asylum-seekers registered in the country dropped significantly last year to some 186,000. The figure of 186,644 given by the Interior Ministry on Tuesday compared with some 280,000 in 2016 and a peak of 890,000 the previous year, when the influx of migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe was at its peak.
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) - A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo was shot and killed Tuesday morning, raising ethnic tensions in the region and halting EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia on the day they were due to resume. Assailants opened fire on Oliver Ivanovic close to the offices of his political party in the Serb-controlled northern city of Mitrovica. He was taken to a hospital but doctors were unable to save him.
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) - A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.
UNION GAP, Wash. (AP) - A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable - the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway. People in Washington are especially wary of landslides following one in 2014 north of Seattle that swept through a tiny community and across a state road, killing dozens.
SMART FLOOR SENSORS Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source MILWAUKEE (AP) - Floor sensors that track people's movements are providing insight into consumer habits for stores looking to gain ground on e-commerce giants like Amazon.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee-based startup has developed floor sensors to give retailers insights on customers as they move through their stores. It's one of several efforts from brick-and-mortar stores trying to better understand consumer patterns by amassing and analyzing data like Amazon and other e-commerce giants. In recent years, stores have begun using sensors, cameras, and Wi-Fi hotspots to gather customer data.
DENVER (AP) - Nathan MacKinnon kept up his torrid home scoring with a goal, Jonathan Bernier stopped 33 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 for their seventh straight win. Matt Nieto and Colin Wilson also scored for the Avs, who've won seven in a row for the first time since the 2005-06 season.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A judge is holding an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing for a disgraced Michigan sports doctor who sexually assaulted young elite gymnasts. Larry Nassar is returning to court Tuesday in Lansing. Dozens of women and girls who were victims will be allowed to speak. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is expected to order a sentence Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct. Trump Hotels is contesting its firing, and its staff ran off a team of Marriott executives invited last month to visit the property during a search for a new hotel operator, according to two people familiar with the matter.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous" behavior for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign.
DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler's Jeep brand is giving the Cherokee compact SUV a major facelift so it can better compete in one of the hottest parts of the U.S. automotive market. The 2019 Cherokee, to be unveiled Tuesday at the Detroit auto show, will get styling tweaks, a new engine, suspension improvements and engineering changes that save 200 pounds and improve gas mileage.