Updated: 11/27/2013 - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 316,000, a sign that workers are in less danger of being laid off.
Posted: 11/27/2013 - The big discounts certainly are a major draw, but holiday sales may also get a boost this year from the lower price of gasoline.
Posted: 11/26/2013 - If you haven't gotten pecans for the holidays, you had best get cracking.
Updated: 11/26/2013 - An Oklahoma jury has convicted a veteran police captain of first-degree manslaughter in the death of an unarmed teenager.
Posted: 11/26/2013 - A lawyer for a Connecticut woman killed by police after a car chase outside the U.S. Capitol is requesting a Justice Department investigation.
Posted: 11/26/2013 - Thanksgiving travelers are scrambling to book earlier flights to avoid a sprawling storm bearing down on the East Coast. And high winds are threatening to ground giant balloon versions of Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants in the Macy's parade.
Posted: 11/26/2013 - The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.
Posted: 11/26/2013 - Ford is recalling the Escape small SUV to fix oil and fuel leaks that can cause fires.
Updated: 11/25/2013 - The morning-after pill may not be effective for women over a certain weight.
Updated: 11/25/2013 - Some of the nation's busiest airports could see big delays because of a winter storm that threatens to make Thanksgiving holiday travel difficult.
Posted: 11/25/2013 - New Jersey gambling regulators have given six casinos permission to begin immediate statewide Internet gambling but say the Golden Nugget still has work to do before it can join them.
Posted: 11/25/2013 - The contractor who oversaw a botched building demolition that killed six people in a Salvation Army thrift store in Philadelphia is being charged with murder, manslaughter and reckless endangerment.
Updated: 11/25/2013 - President Barack Obama is pushing back at critics of an interim nuclear deal the U.S. and world powers struck with Iran.
Updated: 11/25/2013 - A report on the Newtown school shooting says that the gunman had an obsession with mass murders but that investigators did not discover any evidence he had indicated to others an intention to carry out such a crime.
Posted: 11/25/2013 - When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel.
Posted: 11/25/2013 - A storm blamed for at least eight deaths in the West is expected to bring freezing rain and sleet to parts of Texas as it continues making its way through the Southwest.
Posted: 11/25/2013 - New York state troopers are using a new fleet of 32 tall, unmarked SUVs as part of a crackdown on drivers sending text messages.
Updated: 11/24/2013 - The 2013 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards will be presented to a leader on veterans' issues and the founder of an online charity.
Posted: 11/24/2013 - After nine weeks of falling gas prices, the average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline is up 3 cents over the past two weeks.
Updated: 11/24/2013 - Lawmakers from both parties are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal. They're calling for Congress to prepare tougher economic penalties to impose on Tehran if the accord falls apart.
Posted: 11/24/2013 - The capture of five men in a Drug Enforcement Administration sting operation has given fresh insight into methamphetamine production in North Korea.
Updated: 11/25/2013 - It's almost showtime for Comet ISON.
Posted: 11/24/2013 - Budget cuts to the military have forced installations around the country to alter training exercises and daily routines to save money.
Updated: 11/24/2013 - A large storm packing a mixture of sleet, rain, ice and snow is making its way through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and other parts of the southwest, leaving a wintry mess as travelers begin to head out for Thanksgiving.