Sara Burnett, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 2:10pm
Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk apologized Friday for mocking his Democratic rival's immigrant background and her claim that her family's military service dates back to the Revolution — comments that drew wide criticism and threatened an already difficult re-election campaign.
David Porter, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 12:31pm
In a congressional district across the river from New York filled with million-dollar homes and massive shopping malls, a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton is waging a well-funded campaign against a seven-term incumbent Republican who has been dragged down by reports he challenged his party's support for gay candidates.
Emily Swanson, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 1:51pm
Most voters say they think Hillary Clinton broke the law by using a private email address on a personal server while she was secretary of state, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. But those concerns may thus far have been blunted by allegations about Donald Trump's behavior toward women.
Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 1:45pm
Donald Trump's behavior has long grated on Carolyn Miller, but the allegations he sexually assaulted women was one factor that helped her decide in the last week to cast her ballot for Hillary Clinton.
A Philadelphia TV station reported that it found at least three instances in which votes appeared to have been cast in recent elections under the names of dead people, but the city's Republican election commissioner said it didn't represent intentional fraud.
Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 1:21pm
Gone is the old President Barack Obama, who approached campaigning for other Democrats as a chore. The new Obama is throwing himself into rebuilding his party in his final months in the White House and vowing to keep at it once he's left.
Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 11:44am
At 18, Mike Smith chose trucking over college. Hauling cattle feed was lucrative for a teenager, and it seemed he could have a pretty good life without a degree. Now, 40 years later his income is stalled as immigrants pour into western Kansas and depress wages.
Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 1:32am
If North Korea has been a foreign policy headache for Barack Obama's presidency, it threatens to be a migraine for his successor. The next president will likely contend with an adversary able to strike the continental U.S. with a nuclear weapon.
Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 1:31am
A 2011 confidential memo written by a longtime Bill Clinton aide during Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure describes overlap between the former president's business ventures and fundraising for the family's charities. The former aide also described free travel and vacations arranged for the Clintons by corporations, reinforcing ethics concerns about the Democratic presidential nominee.