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June new home sales rise 11 percent

Posted: 07/27/2009 - The government says new U.S. home sales rose by the largest amount in nearly nine years last month. It is a fresh sign that the housing market is emerging from the worst downturn in decades.

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Mass. police heard calling Gates uncooperative

Posted: 07/27/2009 - A Cambridge, Mass., police sergeant who responded to a 911 call about a possible break-in at the home of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. can be heard calling Gates uncooperative during a radio communication with a police dispatcher.

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US Navy warns of increased pirate activity

Posted: 07/27/2009 - The U.S. Navy is warning of increased pirate activity off the coast of Somalia due to the advent of weather more favorable to the sea-borne criminals.

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Israel defense minister: 'No option' off on Iran

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Israel's defense minister says his country is taking "no option" off the table regarding Iran's nuclear program - an indication that a military strike by Israel is still a possibility.

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Cambridge PD: Race not mentioned in 911 call

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Cambridge's police commissioner says the 911 caller who reported a possible break-in at the home of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. did not mention race during the call.

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Friends defend officer who arrested black scholar

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Friends and fellow officers - black and white - are defending the policeman who arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Mass.

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States to compete for extra stimulus dollars

Posted: 07/24/2009 - States and school districts will soon be able to compete for $5 billion in economic stimulus money to enact school reforms sought by President Barack Obama.

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Poll: US image abroad surges under Obama

Posted: 07/23/2009 - There are still shaky points, but a new poll says America's image is improving around the world thanks to President Barack Obama's enormous popularity abroad.

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US thinks Bin Laden son was killed

Posted: 07/23/2009 - A U.S. counterterrorism official says one of the many sons of al-Qaida leader Osama bin laden may have been killed by a U.S. missile strike earlier this year - but that it's not certain.

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Officer who arrested black Harvard scholar disappointed by Obama remark

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The white police officer who arrested Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he won't apologize to the black Harvard scholar -- and that he's disappointed by President Barack Obama's remarks about the incident during a nationally televised news conference last night.

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Reid: No health care vote in Senate until fall

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The top Democrat in the Senate says lawmakers won't vote until after August on health care, a blow to President Barack Obama's ambitious timetable.

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Study: Medicare prescription drug program working

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Medicare's prescription drug plan is a success -- sort of. A new Kaiser Family Foundation study shows Medicare Part D has largely met its main goal of making livesaving medicines more affordable to seniors.

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Ahmadinejad sticks by choice for top deputy

Posted: 07/22/2009 - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is sticking by his controversial appointment for first vice president in an unusual defiance of a reported order from the supreme leader for his removal.

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GOP Sen. Graham to support Sotomayor

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he'll vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, breaking with his party's conservative leaders.

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UN climate expert warns U.S. on carbon tariffs

Posted: 07/22/2009 - The head of a U.N. climate-change panel says tariffs in a House-passed bill could undermine U.S. efforts to gain support for a new global warming treaty.

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