US new home sales jump to highest in 2 years

Americans bought new homes last month at the fastest pace in more than two and a half years, adding to other recent evidence that the housing market is steadily recovering…

The controversy on circumcision

在美國,應否為初生男嬰做這手術的爭論,一直未有定論…

Attorney: Settlement reached in Toyota recall case

A plaintiffs’ attorney says Toyota Motor Corp. has reached a settlement in a case involving hundreds of lawsuits over accelerations problems…

Some urge Boehner: let Dems pass fiscal cliff bill

Lawmakers say Congress probably could resolve the so-called “fiscal cliff” if Republican leaders let Democrats provide most of the votes…

Obama to fly home early as ‘fiscal cliff’ looms

President Barack Obama was cutting short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii, planning to leave for Washington on Wednesday evening…

Starbucks cups to come with a political message

Starbucks Logo

Starbucks is using its coffee cups to jump into the political fray in Washington…

US holiday shopping season weakest since 2008

U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season for the worst year-over-year performance since 2008, a disappointment for retailers…

Mementos to be used to build permanent memorial

All of the countless mementos that are arriving in Newtown, Conn., paying tribute to the 20 children and six adults killed at an elementary school, will be used to make a permanent memorial…

Christmas cheer around the world

Volunteers take phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation…

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4 firefighters shot, 2 fatally, in western NY

A former convict set a house and car ablaze in his lakeside New York state neighborhood to lure firefighters…