Existing home sales rose 2.4 percent to an annualized pace of 5.17 million in September, according to the National Association of Realtors. In a hopeful sign for the housing market, the existing home sales report showed families are stepping up purchases, while the share of investors is trending downward.
Oscar Pistorius faces a temporary ban from the Paralympics and ambiguity from the Olympic committee. But by 2019, the 'blade runner' could return to the track.
Single women and suburban moms helped Democrats to big wins in both presidential and midterm elections, but their support for President Obama is fading, especially in battleground states.
President Obama took a break from campaigning Monday to cast his vote early, only to receive ribbing from another voter to stay clear of his fiancée.
His comments are the sort of thing that can increase the danger for US, or other foreign troops, working to help save Iraq's beleaguered government.
Time for hysteria to be tempered with evidence that progress is being made, and that the global response to Ebola can really make a difference.
A fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine hasn't ended the fighting. Human Rights Watch says Ukraine's army has fired cluster bombs into populated areas and has called on Kiev to sign an international treaty banning their use.
The Tribal Huks gang have been making approximately 500 sandwiches daily and dropping them off at New Zealand schools. American gangs have responded similarly in the past.
Kailash Satyarthi has taken effective steps toward ending the worldwide exploitation of children, says the head of one of his efforts, Goodweave International.
Farmers in one of the world's least-developed countries are restoring degraded land using innovative techniques to conserve water and soil.
Former football player Mark Batchelor speaks on his mobile phone, bearing a photo of the late Reeva Steenkamp, as he sits in court after Oscar Pistorius' sentencing in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius was given a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend, Ms. Steenkamp, last year.