By The Associated Press
A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:
The stakes now are similar to what caused the U.S. to invade almost 11 years ago: the threat of more al-Qaida attacks.
President Barack Obama says U.S.
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Malawi isn't ready to repeal laws which criminalize homosexuality, the country's reforming leader said Friday, despite her pledge after taking office to work to overturn the legislation.
Joyce Banda, a longtime rights campaigner who
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama warned Democrats about becoming too complacent with six weeks left before the election. He joked that Democrats tend to believe that the "sky is falling" or that "everything is great."
"This is going to be a close race
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to electing the president, not all votes are created equal. And chances are yours will count less than those of a select few.
For example, the vote of Dave Smith in Sheridan, Wyo., counts almost three-and-a-half times as much
By MATT SEDENSKYAssociated Press
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Joe Biden may just be the perfect pitchman for the senior vote.
Seeing Medicare as a window to gain new support, President Barack Obama's campaign dispatched the vice president to two sprawling Florida retirement communities Friday,
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Surprise! The top-performing stock among automakers in the U.S. this quarter is General Motors.
The company, which endured management upheaval during the third quarter and announced that it would lose substantial cash in Europe, saw its shares rise 15
By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A Ku Klux Klan leader from North Carolina has been convicted on weapons and explosive charges related to a plot to blow up his county sheriff.
A jury convicted Charles Robert Barefoot Jr. of Benson on all six felony counts Tuesday. He
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Friday to significantly expand protections for federal employees who expose fraud, waste and abuse and make it easier to punish supervisors who try to retaliate against the whistleblowers.
The Whistleblower Protection
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