Home construction plunged last month to its lowest level of the year since December.
In his first Oval Office speech, President Obama vowed to make BP pay for the gulf oil spill and reduce U.S. dependence on oil.
Fifty-nine counties in Oklahoma are in a state of emergency after flash floods dropped 10 inches of rain in just a few hours on Monday.
The federal government has threatened to take over the handling of oil spill damage claims if BP doesn't speed up its processing.
A statue by artist Amedeo Modigliani was sold at Christie's in Paris for $52.8 million, making it the highest-priced work ever sold at a French auction.
Despite ethnic rioting that has left more than 170 people dead and nearly 1,800 injured in southern Kyrgyzstan, international officials are urging the country to go ahead with up-coming scheduled elections.
The New York Legislature passed an emergency spending bill Monday night that gives the state enough money to keep running - and averted a government shutdown.
Following talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the White House, President Barack Obama called the increasingly tense environment in the Mideast "unsustainable".
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has responded by calling the sanctions "annoying flies...like a used tissue."
Seven U.S. and three NATO soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, making it the deadliest day of the year for the international forces.
Tensions continue to mount off the coast of Gaza, where Israeli naval forces shot and killed four alleged members of a militant group. Meanwhile, the international community is pushing for an investigation of last week's naval raid.
Oil spill mitigation could take months, federal officials say.
Twenty-one years ago, Gus Van Sant brought the story of James Fogle, the narcotics-stealing "Drugstore Cowboy," to the screen. This week, Fogle, now 73-years-old, was arrested again - for robbing a pharmacy.
A government attorney says a Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into the failed Times Square bomb plot had the primary suspect's phone number.
As oil continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, politicians in Washington discuss who is to blame.
President Obama pledged his commitment to immigration reform and denounced Arizona's new law.
Seven children and two adults were killed at a kindergarten in northwest China on Wednesday. It was the fifth major assault on young students in the country since March.
In all-day Senate inquiries on Tuesday, Congress chastised the companies responsible for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on their lack of risk preparation, blowout prevention measures and crisis management.
Britain's new prime minister David Cameron arrives at 10 Downing Street.
American conservators are helping Haitians salvage their heritage from the rubble of churches and museums.