By DON SCHANCHE Jr.Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Dick Pettys, a longtime political reporter for The Associated Press who was a fixture at the Georgia state Capitol for more than three decades and a well-respected mentor to other journalists, died Monday. He was 66.
He died following a massive
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - For Rep. Scott Rigell and other Republican House freshmen, groundskeeper Beth Richardson is a dream voter. Sanitation truck driver Jerry Brown is a nightmare.
"For some reason I want to give this guy a chance," Richardson, 53, a supporter
By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins isn't well known outside the legal community of his state, and even inside that group, isn't particularly popular.
But the question of whether he should keep his job has become one of the
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put this divisive social issue back on their agenda in the middle of a presidential election campaign.
By BOB LEWISAssociated Press
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - Virgil Goode knows his obscure presidential run on the Constitution Party ticket vexes his former Republican comrades, a thought that produces a sly smile he can't suppress. He doesn't really try.
To Virginia Republicans, however, the
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
In turning to foreign policy, Mitt Romney is playing to a traditionally Republican strength while trying to build on momentum from his winning performance in last week's presidential debate.
He's also resurrecting an old GOP theme: that President Barack Obama
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As the White House race shows signs of tightening nationally, President Barack Obama's campaign is banking on a massive get-out-the-vote operation and state-by-state shades of economic improvement to maintain its apparent polling edge in
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. HUGO CHAVEZ RE-ELECTED TO ANOTHER SIX YEARS
It was the Venezuelan president's closest race yet, and the victory gives him a freer hand to push for an even
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Arizona voters have seen Richard Carmona in combat fatigues, in a surgeon's mask and gown, wielding a pistol as a SWAT team member and most recently dangling from a helicopter during a medical rescue.
They've also seen him described as
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Paul Ryan is sorry you couldn't get into his event here. He feels badly you had to wait for him to arrive at the county fairgrounds in Virginia. He wants to meet you but he promises he won't disrupt business by staying too long at