Latest: Woman fatally shot after Los Angeles house fire

The Latest on a shooting following a house fire south of downtown Los Angeles (all times local):

US sales of new homes shot up 4 percent in March

April 24
Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 4 percent in March, propelled by a surge of buying in the West.

Feb. home prices soar 6.3 pct in a fierce competition to buy

April 24
U.S. home prices jumped in February as buyers compete fiercely over a dwindling number of properties for sale.
National
April 23

Kushner plans to build twin-towers in New Jersey unraveling

First, Jared Kushner's big plans for a skyscraper in Manhattan fell apart. Now, it's the turn of his major twin-tower project across the river in New Jersey.
Home & Garden
April 23

US existing home sales rose 1.1 percent in March

U.S. sales of existing homes increased 1.1 percent on a monthly basis in March, which suggests that buyers are undeterred by the dwindling number of properties available on the market.
Housing
April 22

This Week: New home sales, Facebook earns, GDP

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:SALES REBOUND?Despite a dearth of homes on the market, sales of…
Home & Garden
April 20

Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

A man who investigators say killed two sheriff's deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting.
Home & Garden
April 20

Candidate buys ads on Sinclair TV stations to blast company

A Democratic candidate for Montana's U.S. House seat is using Sinclair Broadcast Group's own television stations to blast the company for forcing its reporters to read the conservative-leaning corporation's statements on air.
National
April 19

Average US 30-year mortgage rate rose to 4.47 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed upward this week, slightly worsening affordability for homebuyers.
Housing
April 19

A glance at US mortgage rates

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed this week in response to higher yields for 10-year US Treasury notes.
Home & Garden
April 18

Condemned Northern California house sells for $1.23 million

A condemned Northern California house with holes in the roof and mildew in the pipes sold last month for $1.23 million, a price tag that highlights how a housing shortage is fueling skyrocketing home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Housing
April 18

Road to homeownership gets rockier this spring as rates rise

Higher mortgage rates are making the already challenging task of buying an affordable home even tougher for many Americans this spring.
National
April 18

Landing the right house in a tough market for homebuyers

It's tough out there for would-be homeowners.They're facing rising mortgage rates, higher home prices and a shortage of available houses in many markets. Plus, recent…