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Comparing the championship runs of the NBA’s Miami Heat and the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks: By Tim Reynolds, AP Basketball Writer Unbeatable Both teams had long runs of success on their way to the respective titles, though Miami’s was actually unblemished while Chicago’s was a bit less shiny. The Heat put together the second-longest winning streak in NBA history during the regular season, 27 consecutive games.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes rose in May to the fastest pace in five years, a solid gain that added to signs of a steadily improving housing market.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' confidence in the economy rose to its highest level in more than five years, bolstered by a more optimistic outlook for hiring.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin bluntly rejected U.S. pleas to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday, saying Snowden is free to travel wherever he wants and insisting that Russian security agencies haven't contacted him.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require federal monitoring of elections.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Banks are increasingly extending auto-loan financing to borrowers with less-than-sterling credit, a trend that's contributing to a higher rate of missed loan payments.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate passage of historic immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions looks near-certain after the bill cleared a key hurdle with votes to spare.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister bluntly rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, saying Tuesday that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border.