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US home sales growth driven mostly by Midwest

Published May. 21 2016

Midwestern homebuyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales during April, a sign that demand for housing remains...

Jury selection begins in Peterson murder-for-hire trial

Published May. 21 2016

Jury selection started Friday in the murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting...

Costs of celebrity college commencement speakers can add up

Published May. 20 2016

When colleges pick their graduation speakers, many strive to put a celebrity behind the podium.

Makeover coming for food nutrition labels

Published May. 20 2016

A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added...

Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method

Published May. 20 2016

The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change...

Searchers find body parts, seats, luggage from Egyptian jet

Published May. 20 2016

Search crews found floating human remains, luggage and seats from the doomed EgyptAir jetliner Friday but face a potentially more...

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill criminalizing abortion

Published May. 20 2016

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed legislation to make it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion, a...

Utah lawmaker wants opt-in requirement for porn

Published May. 20 2016

A Utah lawmaker who succeeded in having pornography declared a public health crisis intends to continue his crusade through a...

Washington teacher attacked, found with zip-tie around neck

Published May. 20 2016

A Washington high school teacher attacked on campus after school let out was hit on the head and had a...

'Tase him!' 'I'm dead': Deputies struggle with man in videos

Published May. 20 2016

Two deputies yell "Stop fighting!" and "He's got my Taser!" as they repeatedly stun a handcuffed man in the back...

GM offers debit cards or longer warranties in mileage case

Published May. 20 2016

People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be getting...

US says Iraqi forces have retaken western town of Rutba

Published May. 20 2016

The top American general for the Middle East said Friday he is confident Iraq is on course to defeating the...

Trump businesses honored by NY company closely tied to Trump

Published May. 20 2016

More than a dozen Donald Trump golf courses, hotels, casinos and private clubs have been honored with "Star Diamond" awards...

Sanders delegates brace for Philadelphia convention fight

Published May. 20 2016

Gabriel McArthur is heading to the Democratic National Convention in July to serve as a delegate for Bernie Sanders.

Secret Service shoots man with gun outside White House

Published May. 20 2016

A U.S. Secret Service officer shot a man with a gun who approached a checkpoint Friday afternoon outside the White...

The last of Hawaii's wild donkeys to be prepped for adoption

Published May. 20 2016

The last 50 wild donkeys on Hawaii's Big Island will be rounded up to mark the final step in a...

Obama on science: 'It is fun. I love this stuff'

Published May. 20 2016

President Barack Obama declared science "is fun" Thursday as he recognized 17 leading scientists and innovators for work helping put...

Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on US highways

Published May. 20 2016

Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at...

Student who ran rogue eatery trying to find post-grad path

Published May. 20 2016

As a student at Columbia University, Jonah Reider wowed foodies and rankled city health officials by opening an exclusive supper...

Girls outperform boys in tech-engineering literacy test

Published May. 20 2016

Eighth-grade girls are not only as skilled as boys at thinking through problems and using technology to solve them, they...

Dartmouth contest shows computers aren't such good poets

Published May. 20 2016

Computers are pretty good at stocking shelves and operating cars, but are not so great at writing poetry.

District apologizes after student is left asleep on bus

Published May. 19 2016

An Ohio school district apologized and promised swift action after an elementary school student was left asleep on a...

FBI adds 2009 Chicago slaying suspect to 10 Most Wanted list

Published May. 19 2016

A Chicago-area man suspected of taking part in the 2009 killing of a teenager who was beaten and shot before...