In this July 10, 2014 photo, a mailman delivers mail to a house for sale in Quincy, Mass. Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller reports on U.S. home prices in May on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

US home sales rise in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought homes in October at the briskest pace this year, a sign that the sluggish housing market is turning aroun…

A CSX freight train plows its way past the Cemetery Rd. overpass in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. A lake-effect snow storm dumped over five feet of snow in areas across Western New York. Another two to three feet of snow is expected in the area, bringing snow totals to over 100 inches, almost a years' worth of snow in three days.

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Photos: Snow blankets parts of the nation

Snow pummeled some areas up North with as much as 6 feet of accumulation. Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard by the Novem…