US home prices rise 10.9 pct., most since 2006 U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving prices higher and helping the housing market recover.
White House gears up to sell 'Obamacare' to public The Affordable Care Act won squeaker votes in Congress and a 5-4 ruling upholding the law at the Supreme Court, now there's another big hurdle: Getting uninsured people to buy health care when it becomes available Oct. 1.
From Texas to Great Lakes, more severe weather due The warnings aren't as ominous as they were eight days ago in the hours leading up to the tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., but the National Weather Service is predicting "another round of severe weather for the Central United States on Tuesday."
Family releases balloons to honor toddler Monday would have been the second birthday for Daisy Jo Holland. She went missing on Friday night at a campground. After extensive searches, her body was found Sunday in the Elk River.
Court stays out of Planned Parenthood funding case The Supreme Court will not disturb a lower court ruling that blocks Indiana's effort to strip Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood because the organization performs abortions among its medical services.
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