WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes tumbled for the sixth time in seven months in May while median prices kept plunging, underscoring the depth of the nation's housing woes.
BANGKOK, Thailand - Dire warnings that cyclone survivors in Myanmar might fall prey to disease and starvation failed to take into account the survival instincts of those affected, aid agencies and disaster experts say.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities have arrested 701 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants this year, including some who were plotting attacks against the kingdom's oil and economic installations, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - By all accounts Col. Samuel Lofton III was a star in the Air Force - a professional, demanding officer who in less than three years led his 82nd Training Group to be the best of the four such groups at Sheppard Air Force Base.
MILWAUKEE - Richard de Wilde was still reeling from the more than $600,000 in damage that last summer's flooding did to his organic vegetable farm when new storms swept through this month, dumping rocks, gravel and silt on some acres, washing away fences and contaminating fields with runoff.
WICHITA, Kan. - Kansas farmers were finally able to get into their fields to harvest winter wheat over the weekend as the ground dried out ahead of the next wave of storms.
BUNGOMA, Kenya - Dozens of scared children filed silently into the bare room, their eyes on the cracks in the floor.
BAGHDAD - A bomb struck a district council building Tuesday in Baghdad's Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City, killing at least nine people, including four Americans - two soldiers and two government employees, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
WINFIELD, Mo. - The swollen Mississippi River burst through yet another levee Tuesday, not endangering any towns but proving to anxious Midwesterners that the high water is still a threat.
GLOUCESTER, Mass. - A pregnant high school student disputed the notion Tuesday that girls in this New England fishing town made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is asking California members to join the effort to amend that state's constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman.
ATLANTA - Five sex offenders filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming that a tough new Georgia law that bans them from volunteering at churches also robs them of their right to participate in religious worship.
NEW YORK - U.S. consumer confidence fell unexpectedly sharply in June, sinking to its lowest level in more than 16 years, according to a private industry group.
NEW YORK - Don Imus is finding himself in a familiar position on his morning radio broadcast: facing questions over what he meant by on-air remarks about race.
McALLEN, Texas - A U.S. Supreme Court decision paving the way for a 670-mile federal fence along the U.S.-Mexico border drew swift criticism from environmentalists, who promised to make another legal stand in Texas.
A scathing report outlining a state-sanctioned doping system in Russia prompted immediate calls for the nation's entire team to be sidelined from the Summer ...
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Over the past week, downtown has been flooded with teenagers, college students and even some tech-savvy adults.
AgSouth Farm Credit, as part of the national Farm Credit System, is celebrating 100 years of service to agriculture and rural communities throughout this month.
In just two weeks, I'll have under my belt my first semester of culinary school. I've never been more interested to learn. In ...
Mr. and Mrs. David Keith Stone of Claxton announce the engagement of their daughter, Britani Nicole Stone, to Luke Andrew Thompson, son of Ms. Trudy ...
BATON ROUGE, La. - Three officers are confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge, a sheriff's office spokeswoman said Sunday ...
Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.
One of the more powerful parenting memes to emerge from the parenting revolution of the late '60s and early '70s was "Children deserve reasons." To ...
This country is in the midst of a drug crisis, and it is steadily getting worse.
In 1892, J.G. Dailey wrote the beautiful hymn with a beautiful theme: "Why Did My Savior Come to Earth?" It's a hymn that ...
TROON, Scotland - Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson delivered what everyone expects out of a major championship.
LOUDON, N.H. - Kyle Busch had an expected result in his unexpected NASCAR start.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' horrible season keeps getting worse.
Dre Lawson has hit a few home runs in his career, but his trip around the bases after sending a ball sailing over the left ...