November 28, 2012 Police officials can't remember the last time a whole day went by without someone being shot, stabbed or slashed by someone else. But that's just what happened as the week began. The sharp drop in violent crime from decades before continues.
November 28, 2012 Their inclusion puts the sport's steroids era on many minds. Though the stars have fought allegations that they used performance-enhancing drugs, it's questionable whether they'll be elected to the Hall anytime soon.
November 28, 2012 It will be the 2012 contenders' first meeting since the presidential election. President Obama had previously said he hoped to work with his Republican challenger on some issues.
November 28, 2012 Though the pace dipped 0.3 percent from September to October, it was up 17.2 percent from September 2011. It's another sign that the housing sector is on the mend, though growth has been somewhat uneven.
November 28, 2012 Yes, the odds that you'll have the winning number are incredibly long — 1 in 175 million. Of course, if you don't buy a ticket the odds of winning disappear.
November 28, 2012 The crowd in Tahrir Square is much smaller today. Police have fired tear gas again in an effort to disperse those who are angry about President Mohammed Morsi's decrees giving him more power. Much larger protests may resume, though, on Friday.
November 28, 2012 The man behind Republicans' "no new taxes" pledge says Democrats won't propose "real" spending cuts or reforms. It's a fantasy to think they would, Norquist says. So, he says, even those Republicans who are suggesting they might vote for higher tax revenues won't do so.
November 27, 2012 The chances of winning are sky high. But so is the jackpot. Is that getting you to think about putting some dollars down? Judging from the way sales are soaring, lots of folks are dreaming about a big windfall.
November 27, 2012 The U.N. ambassador may be tapped by President Obama to be the next secretary of state. Before then, though, she'll face more questions from lawmakers about what she and other officials said and knew about the attack in the days after it happened.
November 27, 2012 Under his leadership, the players' union was able to end the reserve clause and gain free agency for players. Morning Edition commentator Frank Deford says Miller was "arguably the most significant figure in 20th century baseball."
November 27, 2012 People's Daily Online gave big play to The Onion's declaration that Kim Jong Un is 2012's sexiest man. Can we convince the Chinese news media that he's even more than that?
November 27, 2012 Consumers purchase more than two-thirds of all goods and services. If they're feeling better, that's a good omen for the overall economy.
November 27, 2012 Signs that the housing sector is recovering have been popping up in recent months. Today's news adds to the evidence. Prices were up earlier this fall in nearly all major cities.
November 27, 2012 Also: Deal reached on Greek debt and aid; Arafat's grave is opened; North Korea may be preparing a rocket test; Powerball jackpot continues to grow.