Construction that was underway this summer in San Mateo, Calif.
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(This post was updated at 10:05 a.m. ET.)
In the morning's second sign of strength in the housing sector, the National Association of Realtors reports that sales of existing homes rose 7.8 percent in August from July and were 9.3 percent above the pace of August 2011.
Fans were few and far-between (and possibly not awake) as the Orioles-Mariners game went on and on in Seattle.
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Hearing about the 18-inning, 5 hours and 44 minutes-long game between the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners that stretched from last night into today set us off in search of news about Major League Baseball's longest games.