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pendinghomesales-012915.jpg Partly reflecting fewer homes available for sale and a slight acceleration in prices, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday unexpectedly showing a sharp drop in U.S. pending home sales in the month of December.

mcdonalds-012915.jpg McDonald's has announced its Chief Executive Office Don Thompson will be "retiring" at the age of 51, after two tumultuous years on the job. It will instead be up to Steve Easterbrook, 48, McDonald's chief brand officer, to reverse a downturn in fortunes for the iconic hamburger chain. His challenges...

JoblessClaims-012915.jpg Providing an encouraging sign for the labor market, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to their lowest level in over fourteen years in the week ended January 24th.

Top seed Serena Williams and second seeded Maria Sharapova will fight it out in Australian Open women's singles final Saturday. Serena, the five-time Australian Open champion, is through to her sixth final after beating a spirited Madison Keys 7-6(5) 6-2. In an all-American semifinal Thursday,...

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2014 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials. The report, released...

Boeing747-8-012915.jpg Boeing 747-8 will serve as the next US presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One. Air Force News Service reported that Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, in coordination with Under Secretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics Frank Kendall, selected Boeing 747-8 ahead of Airbus A380, the only two companies that manufacture four-engine, wide-body platforms that c

A US court on Wednesday sentenced nuclear scientist Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni to five years in jail for passing classified nuclear weapons data to a Venezuelan government official. U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of New Mexico said Mascheroni was sentenced in Albuquerque by U.S. District Judge...

US President Barack Obama hosted an armed forces farewell tribute to retiring Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Thursday at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. "Today is a celebration of a quintessentially American life; a man from the heartland who devoted his life to America," Obama said. From...

The United Nations marked the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust by calling strongly for the world to work together to stamp out all forms of bigotry, hatred and extremism. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his opening remarks said, "As we remember...

lynch-012815.jpg Looking to move beyond the conflicts between her predecessor and Republican lawmakers, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch offered the new GOP-controlled Congress a fresh start in remarks as she began her confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

dhsseal-012815.jpg While the Senate continues to debate legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Democrats are already looking ahead to the next fight over a bill providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

Hillaryclinton-012815.jpg Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is willing to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, according to the top Democrat on the panel.

Top seed Novak Djokovic will play defending champion Stan Wawrinka in the Australian Open men's singles semifinal. Djokovic dismissed Canadian Milos Raonic with a straight-sets 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 demolition on Wednesday night, reaching his fifth Australian Open semifinal in exactly two hours. Wawrinka...

United Nations World Food Programme or WFP is finding it hard to raise funds for operations in Uganda and hence decided to cut 50 percent of ration for refugees. Those who have arrived in Uganda before July 2013 will be affected by the cut. WFP needs funding of at least $30 million to fulfill its operations for the next six months.

scottwalker-012715.jpg Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker became the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to take a step toward a run at the White House on Tuesday.

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