By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In one Democratic ad, a grunting, helmet-wearing actor portraying GOP Rep. Jon Runyan of New Jersey, a former football lineman, physically blocks seniors from their Medicare benefits.
Another TV ad accuses Massachusetts House GOP hopeful Richard
By JULIE WATSON and MICHAEL VIRTANENAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Allison Julien worked for more than two decades as a nanny in New York, toiling 50 to 60 hours a week without overtime pay until the state enacted the nation's first bill of rights for domestic workers two years ago.
By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
Christian conservatives who blame "moral depravity" for everything from the recession to terrorism are converging on Philadelphia for a rally they hope will spark a religious revival as Election Day nears.
Called "America for Jesus 2012," the prayer assembly on
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press-National Constitution Center Poll on privacy and drones was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Aug. 16-20. It is based on landline and cellphone telephone interviews with a nationally representative random
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is awarding $290 million in grants to reward top teachers and boost opportunities for teachers who work in impoverished schools.
The Department of Education says the funds will flow to almost 1,000 schools in 18 states
By TERENCE CHEAAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Community Colleges on Thursday named a veteran administrator to lead the nation's largest system of public higher education as it confronts a host of financial and academic challenges.
Brice Harris, who previously headed the
By MARK PRATTAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - John Silber, the sharp-tongued, pugnacious public intellectual who transformed Boston University during a quarter-century as president and mounted an unsuccessful run for governor of Massachusetts, died Thursday. He was 86.
Silber died of kidney
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Myanmar's president Thursday said his country has taken irreversible steps toward democracy as he paid unprecedented public tribute to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, describing her as crucial to political reforms.
YAHOO.COM - You're probably already sick of political ads by now, what with the presidential election less than six weeks away, but a group of Barack Obama supporters are banking on the fact a new unorthodox spot they're releasing — starring Samuel L. Jackson and jarringly titled "