WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.
WASHINGTON (AP) - For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the United States with instructions to report back to immigration authorities.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A truck dripping rancid juices from thousands of pounds of rotting chicken sat in the heat attracting flies Thursday at a western Montana truck stop, where an Idaho trucking company employee abandoned it at least three days earlier.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker, the FBI director says.
NEW YORK (AP) - Her shadow was one of the last things she saw.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart said Thursday he has more confidence in the economy than he did a year ago, suggesting he's not seeking an increase in interest rates until mid-2015 or later.
NEW YORK (AP) - The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and pushed to make the criminal justice system more even-handed, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation's first black attorney general.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up raising $55,000 is making good on his promise to throw a huge party.
NEW YORK (AP) - New warnings are emerging of a security flaw known as the "Bash" bug, which cyber experts say may pose a serious threat to computers using Unix-based operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition - but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said.
NEW YORK (AP) - NutraSweet says it will no longer make the artificial sweetener aspartame and instead concentrate on more profitable sweeteners.
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.
TAFT, Calif. (AP) - A student was shot and wounded at a rural California high school Thursday and a student suspect was taken into custody, officials said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - They say all dogs to heaven. But if they get there before their time, should someone pay up?
ASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Zoo officials say a five-foot-long alligator-like reptile named "Mr. Teeth" that had apparently been protecting a stash of marijuana in a Northern California home has died.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury Thursday, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for shunning the limelight.
EW YORK (AP) - The stock market edged higher on Thursday as investors waited for more indications on the health of U.S. companies from earnings reports. Economic reports were mixed.
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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says General Motors will open an information technology center in suburban Atlanta.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lawmakers are making public some documents that they say show that Wal-Mart CEO found out that the retailer's Mexican unit was giving bribes as early as 2005.
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market gave up an early gain Thursday as economic reports gave investors a mixed picture on the outlook for growth.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Inviting in the opposition, Vice President Joe Biden will meet Thursday with the National Rifle Association, the powerful pro-gun organization that could obstruct White House efforts to pass stricter arms legislation.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks opened higher on Wall Street Thursday, gaining for a second day, after the European Central Bank chief said the region was poised to start growing again, bolstering expectations that the worst of the region's crisis is behind it.
The Civil War saga "Lincoln" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Mississippi State defensive coordinator Chris Wilson has been named the defensive line coach at Georgia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is dismissing suggestions to sidestep Congress to meet the nation's debt obligations, declaring that it is Congress' responsibility to pay the bills of the United States.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - In the not-so-distant future, couch potatoes will be waving, pointing, swiping and tapping to make their TVs react, kind of like what Tom Cruise did in the 2002 movie "Minority Report." That's the vision of TV manufacturers as they show off "smart TVs."