WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and his family will be among those around the country who will honor the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
The Obamas plan to participate Monday in a community service project in Washington to honor King's memory.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week, a sign the job market may be improving slowly.
The Labor Department says that applications for unemployment benefits edged down 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 400,000. That's the lowest level in four months. The previous week's... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time in eight months, home prices in major U.S. cities are on the rise. They got a boost from the annual flurry of spring buyers. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home-price index finds that prices rose in 13 of the 20 cities tracked. Washington, D.C.,... more »
ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. health officials say fatal car crashes involving teen drivers fell by about a third over five years. The number of teen deaths dropped dramatically from about 2,200 in 2004 to 1,400 in 2008.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says several factors might explain... more »
New Census Bureau figures show Colorado's poverty rate is about two percentage points lower than the national rate in one of the worst economic years in recent history.
The Census figures released Thursday show that Colorado's poverty rate was 12.3 percent, compared with the nation's rate of 14.3 percent.... more »
The monument that marks the spot where Colorado, Arizona, News Mexico and Utah meet has been spruced-up. It has a new plaza and interpretive panels for visitors.
A dedication of the new plaza is scheduled for Friday. Randy Bloom of the National Society of Professional Surveyors will speak about... more »
Transportation and labor officials said some airline pilots would fly fewer hours and others more hours under a proposal being released Friday to help lessen pilot fatigue.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Friday in his blog that the proposal will include different requirements based on the time of day,... more »
Consumers hit hard by the recession may be getting further squeezed -- by tomatoes. Soaring prices are making the tomato a luxury purchase these days.
"I won't stop buying them yet, because they're my favorite," said one woman we stopped shopping in a Manhattan supermarket. The assistant store manager... more »
The nation's terror alert system could be getting less colorful. A special task force is expected to recommend that the Obama administration keep color-coded alerts, but reduce the number of colors -- or levels of risk. A 60-day review period for the alert system concludes today. There are currently five... more »