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For the first time in seven years, most U.S. homebuilders are optimistic about home sales, a sign that construction could help drive stronger economic growth in coming months.
Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the pace of home construction picked up in May, the latest encouraging sign from the housing market.
Iran's outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has met his newly elected successor Hasan Rowhani.
The United States and Cuba will resume talks this week on restarting direct mail service despite a deadlock between Washington and Havana over detainees that has largely stalled most rapprochement efforts, a U.S. official said Monday.
Britain's Prince Philip was discharged from a London hospital on Monday, 10 days after undergoing exploratory surgery on his abdomen.
In tweets, songs, telephone calls, cards and more, messages of love have come from across South Africa and the world for 94-year-old Nelson Mandela, giving the family comfort and hope as he remains hospitalized in serious condition with a lung infection, his wife said Monday.
Hunting for a glimmer of common ground, the leaders of major economic powers are declaring themselves dedicated to a political solution to Syria's bloody civil war, even as President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin stake out diametrically opposite stands on which side deserves military support.
Tim Lincecum isn't lacking confidence even if his statistics are below average.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez had several plays to choose as the game's best moment.
Hisashi Iwakuma has been so good for so long that Sunday's outing seems like some sort of aberration.
Ian Kennedy did his best to not to let a potential 10-game suspension get the better of him.
After eight innings of offensive frustration against CC Sabathia, the Los Angeles Angels broke through with five hits and five runs in the dramatic ninth.
"Days of Our Lives" scored a rare win for best drama series at the Daytime Emmys in a show marked by an envelope mix-up, expletives and the constant din of audience chatter heard during the cable telecast that stretched beyond its time slot.
Don Mattingly remains confident the Dodgers are going to put together a winning streak and pull out of their doldrums.
Texas manager Ron Washington rarely addresses his team after games.
Help is on the way, or at least the Tampa Bay Rays hope so following Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals.
Bartolo Colon worked seven strong innings to win his sixth straight decision, Josh Reddick homered and matched a career high with four hits, and the Oakland Athletics avoided a sweep with a 10-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
The Chicago White Sox have dropped 15 games by one run this season, including six of their last 10 losses.
Bases loaded with two outs. Bottom of the ninth inning in a one-run game. The greatest closer in baseball history facing one of the best hitters of his generation.
The combination of Carlos Marmol and save situations has tested the patience of Chicago Cubs fans like little else this season.
Jhoulys Chacin came within an out of his second career shutout and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Sunday.
Corey Kluber proved a point Sunday.
Jon Lester insisted he was victimized by bad luck, even though the box score suggested otherwise.
Rookie Gerrit Cole won again, getting home run help from Pedro Alvarez and pitching the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Sunday.
Chien-Ming Wang won for the first time in more than a year, Colby Rasmus homered for a third straight game, and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a four-game of sweep by beating the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
Coming out of spring training, hitting was supposed to be one the Minnesota Twins' strengths.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas announced Sunday that he will resign over a spy and bribery scandal involving his government.
Jason Castro homered for the second straight game and Matt Dominguez hit a three-run double to help the Houston Astros to their fourth straight win, 5-4, over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
Maybe the St. Louis Cardinals were looking ahead to the Chicago Cubs.
Wily Peralta has the stuff to be an ace, but he is still learning on the job.
Doug Fister held Minnesota hitless until the sixth inning and Torii Hunter connected for his 300th career home run, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Twins 5-2 Sunday.
Wade Davis stopped his five-game winless streak, Jeff Francoeur homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Sunday.
Johnny Cueto pitched six solid innings in his return to Cincinnati's rotation and Jay Bruce homered to lift the Reds to a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer that capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning and the New York Mets salvaged what had been shaping up as another sorry afternoon, startling the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday.
Ricky Nolasco allowed one run and three hits in seven innings Sunday to help the Miami Marlins take the rubber game of their three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2.
President Barack Obama has chosen a high-powered Washington lawyer with extensive experience in all three branches of the government to be the State Department's special envoy for closing down the military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.
Turkish trade unions are gearing up for strikes in response to a widespread police crackdown against activists defying government attempts to end weeks of street protests.
Kuwait's constitutional court forced new parliamentary elections Sunday, dissolving the current chamber on the basis of flaws in the election law, the state news agency reported. The decision may set the stage for a new wave of political showdowns in the Gulf nation.
A string of nearly a dozen apparently coordinated bombs and a shooting killed at least 30 and wounded scores across Iraq on Sunday, extending a wave of violence that is raising fears of a return to widespread killing a decade after the U.S.-led invasion.
Officials say 10 apparently coordinated car bombs and a shooting across Iraq have killed at least 24 and wounded dozens.
A solar-powered plane nearing the close of a cross-continental journey landed at Dulles International Airport outside the nation's capital early Sunday, only one short leg to New York remaining on a voyage that opened in May.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have failed to make adjustments against San Diego's pitchers the last night two nights.
A moderate earthquake hit southern Mexico early Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital of Mexico City and sending frightened people into the streets.
Kyle Blanks hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to a snap a 1-1 tie and lift the San Diego Padres to their season-high sixth straight victory, 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
The Cleveland Indians gave Anthony Rendon a second chance and he made them pay.
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