WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose modestly in November as a strengthening economy helped nudge some would-be homebuyers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - New episodes in the nation's long-running political drama over health care are coming via your news feed in 2015.
Stocks are closing lower in the U.S. and elsewhere as a new flare-up of political uncertainty in Greece has investors worrying about the stability of the euro again.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Waterford crystal ball is ready for its New Year's close-up.
PIEDRA HERRADA, Mexico (AP) - More Monarch butterflies appear to have made the long flight from the U.S. and Canada to their winter nesting ground in western Mexico, raising hopes after their number dropped to a record low last year. But experts still fear that unusual cold temperatures will threaten the orange and black insects.
NEW YORK (AP) - When Jayson Seaver thinks about why he makes so much money while some Americans can't catch a break, he thinks of the sacrifices he's made, the jobs he worked to pay for college, the 12-hour days he spends at the office now.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms in the U.S. jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush assaults, according to a report released Tuesday.
HONOLULU (AP) - A couple getting married near President Barack Obama's vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as planned.
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) - Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Squatting in the grass and squinting in the sun, 25-year-old Song takes in the scene: a greenhouse, a farm, rows of heirloom tomatoes, clusters of herbs and flowering zucchini, squash and cucumber plants.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could allow the trucks to be started without the clutch being depressed. Chrysler said one death is associated with the problem.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears fired general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman on Monday, making sweeping changes after missing the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015.
They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during a Korean War massacre.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man fired a rifle at two Los Angeles officers in a patrol car, but no one was injured in the attack that comes amid tension nationwide between police and protesters rallying against their tactics.
ATLANTA (AP) - Registered Democrats have out-voted Republicans by double-digit margins among ballots cast early in two bitter southern Senate races. But the political climate favors Republicans nationally, and the GOP remains bullish on its overall momentum toward gaining the Senate majority.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks drifted sideways Monday afternoon as the price of oil edged lower and more gloomy news about the global economy emerged.
JEROME, Idaho (AP) - Idaho State Police say four Georgia residents have been arrested in southern Idaho on suspicion of human trafficking.
ATLANTA (AP) - To hear their rivals, Michelle Nunn is a liberal "hypocrite" who campaigns as a moderate but would be little more than a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama, while David Perdue is a wealthy corporate executive who would do nothing but continue the partisan bickering in Washington.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay acknowledges.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Police in Washington state say a shooter is dead after attack at a high school north of Seattle.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states.
NEW YORK (AP) - The TLC network says it is canceling "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," its colorful series about a young beauty pageant contestant and her family.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent.
DETROIT (AP) - Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.
NEW YORK (AP) - From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.
ATLANTA (AP) - Metro Atlanta's jobless rate has fallen to 7.3 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.