Sales of new homes rose in April to the second highest level since the summer of 2008 while the median price for a new home hit a record high, further signs that housing is recovering.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 23,000 last week, further evidence that the job market is slowly returning to health.
Jurors in the Jodi Arias murder trial were unable to reach a unanimous verdict in sentencing phase, sent back to deliberate.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett says 12,000 to 13,000 homes were affected by the tornado that tore through a city suburb.
Law enforcement officials say a man was shot while he was being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife.
The Senate has rejected a Republican amendment to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.
The U.N.'s atomic agency says Iran is moving ahead to update a program the West fears could be used to make nuclear weapons.
The Oklahoma Insurance Department says a preliminary estimate suggests the cost of the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore could be more than $2 billion.