By The Associated Press
On Election Day, Americans took time to vote, and to explain why this ritual means so much to them. At polling places and in luncheonettes, on the storm-battered East Coast and in a California city hobbled by foreclosure, in precincts large and small, they celebrated
By ALAN FRAM and DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - No matter who is elected president, he's likely to find that the next Congress will remain what the current one has been for President Barack Obama - a headache.
Months of speeches, saturation TV advertising,
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lawyers for two black men wrongly convicted in the 1977 murder of a retired white Iowa police officer told jurors in a civil trial Thursday that investigators coerced witnesses into fabricating testimony.
Terry Harrington and Curtis McGhee
By HELEN O'NEILLAP Special Correspondent
SUNBURY, Ohio (AP) - This is what it's like to be an Ohioan in the maddening final days of Campaign 2012:
A cacophony of screeching voices spew attack ads from television and radio, hurling words like "FALSE! DECEIVING! DISHONEST!," disrupting
By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Two black men wrongly convicted in the 1977 murder of a white Iowa police officer hope to prove something they couldn't during trials that sent them to prison for 25 years: that detectives framed them to solve a high-profile case.
By RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Tens of thousands of demonstrators descended on the British capital Saturday in a noisy but peaceful protest at a government austerity drive aimed at slashing the nation's debt.
Unions, anti-war campaigners, left-wing leaders, community groups
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - A little more than two weeks before Election Day, Republicans and Democrats alike say Medicare is working to their political advantage in campaigns for the White House and Congress.
They can't both be right, and no matter which side is
By WILSON RINGAssociated Press
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Don't let the bright eyes and bushy tails fool you. These squirrels are up to no good.
Last year's mild winter and a bumper crop of nuts have caused an apparent explosion in the squirrel population in patches of the country,
By CLARKE CANFIELDAssociated Press
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - This upscale southern Maine town is known for its ocean beaches, old sea captains' mansions and the neighboring town of Kennebunkport, home to the Bush family summer compound.
But the talk of the town these days is the arrest of a
By JEFF MARTINAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Less than a year after Occupy Atlanta members clashed with police in riot gear in a downtown park, they're now protesting alongside officers to help a retired detective avoid losing her home to foreclosure.
Activists joined current and retired