By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh signs of a national housing rebound and growing support in public opinion polls boosted President Barack Obama's bid for a new term in the White House on Wednesday as Republican rival Mitt Romney struggled to quell his video
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Dallas suburb asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to uphold an ordinance that would ban illegal immigrants from renting homes in the town.
The full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to rehear the case after a three-judge panel from the court
By SOPHIA TAREEN and TAMMY WEBBERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Chicago public school students are returning to class after teachers ended their seven-day strike.
Sixteen-year-old Jayton Howard was on his way to Paul Robeson High School on the South Side, and he summed
By MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - One is a former prime minister known for his nationalistic views. A second is a hawkish former defense chief. And a third is the son of Tokyo's outspoken governor whose proposal to buy and develop a cluster of uninhabited islands claimed by
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers united by their respect of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday presented her with Congress' highest civilian honor in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, ahead of a meeting with President Barack Obama.
By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than half the young black men who graduated high school in 2010 earned their diploma in four years, an improved graduation rate that still lagged behind that of their white counterparts, according to an education group's report
By MICHAEL MELIAAssociated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Told that her lover had died, the young woman drove for hours to the man's home in Virginia, traveling with her mother and sister to offer condolences.
But the man who answered the door said her friend, Navy Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II,
By LYNNE TUOHYAssociated Press
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Andy Martin, a.k.a. Anthony Martin-Trigona, is a legend in his own mind.
He is a self-proclaimed "corruption fighter," ''Internet powerhouse" and "Republican foreign policy expert."
Martin is not a lawyer but he is a serial litigator
By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A $400 million makeover is giving New York's iconic Macy's store a sleek, new 21st-century style.
And some preservationists aren't happy about it. They see the overhaul of America's biggest department store as scrapping classic Beaux
By FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEEAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean rapper PSY's "Gangnam Style" video has 220 million YouTube views and counting, and it's easy to see why. No Korean language skills are needed to enjoy the chubby, massively entertaining performer's