Christmas brings Northeast blizzard, bitter cold in Midwest


CHICAGO (AP) — The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it has been a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest.


Jerusalem violence, rain put damper on Bethlehem Christmas


BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump's recognition of nearby Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


  • Written by By JALAL HASSAN and IMAD ISSEID

It's a popular cause, but victims' rights faces new backlash


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — California billionaire Henry Nicholas became a fierce advocate for the rights of crime victims after his sister was slain and his mother ran into the accused killer in a grocery store.

  • Written by By SEAN MURPHY , Associated Press

US home prices surge 6.2 percent, outpacing wage growth


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices climbed a robust 6.2 percent from a year ago, amid strong demand from would-be buyers and a shrinking supply of properties for sale.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer