By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed skeptical Monday of a government request to invalidate a lawsuit challenging the expansion of a surveillance law used to monitor conversations of foreign spies and terrorist suspects.
The Foreign Intelligence
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
The "October Surprise" turned out to be a monster storm that is forcing President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney to overhaul campaign plans.
The political calculus for Hurricane Sandy is a delicate balancing act for both.
Obama, who returned to Washington
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues:
ABORTION and BIRTH CONTROL:
Obama: Supports access to abortion. Health care law requires contraceptives to be
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Mitt Romney juggled politics and Hurricane Sandy's fury on Monday as he tweaked his campaign schedule and political rhetoric eight days before most voters head to the polls.
In two campaign stops in two states, the Republican
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
The biggest refineries in the Northeast shut down or throttled back sharply on Monday as Hurricane Sandy moved in. Oil prices fell as it appeared the massive storm will reduce demand by keeping drivers off the road and shutting businesses.
Owners of the six
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Part of a nuclear power plant was shut down late Monday while another plant - the nation's oldest - was put on alert after waters from superstorm Sandy rose 6 feet above sea level.
One of the units at Indian Point, a plant about 45 miles
By CALVIN WOODWARD and MITCH WEISSAssociated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Here was Chas Kaufmann's life before the Great Recession: $28,000 in restaurant tabs in a year, cruises, house parties with fireworks. His Mr. Gutter business was booming in the Pennsylvania Poconos.
Now: "We mainly
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
ALGEIRS, Algeria (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sought Algeria's assistance on Monday for any future military intervention in Mali, pressing the North African nation to provide intelligence - if not boots on the ground - to help rout