One or two men could decide which party controls the Senate after the nation votes next week.
Voters across the nation will decide Tuesday whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation.
Long-serving former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died. He was 71.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."
State officials are seeking a judge's permission to require quarantine for a nurse who's vowed to defy Maine's request for self-isolation after treating Ebola patients in West Africa.
Supporters of ballot measures to legalize marijuana in Oregon and Alaska are focusing on young voters, who are considered more likely than others to favor legal pot, but less likely to cast a ballot.
Although federal health officials aren't recommending quarantine for people returning from West Africa, the Pentagon is going to require 21 days of supervised isolation for all American troops coming home from Ebola response missions in the region.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she hopes to run for office again and is urging Republican leaders to have "more guts" as they pursue their agenda.
First-time congressional candidate Norma Torres tells people in her Los Angeles-area district that there's no more critical time to vote than now.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is criticizing President Barack Obama's initial handling of the Ebola crisis as "incompetent," saying it gave rise to unneeded fears among the American public about the virus.
Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords is as committed as ever to pushing for tighter gun-control laws, four years after she was shot in the head.
It's described as a voluntary quarantine -- but a lawyer for nurse Kaci Hickox says there's nothing voluntary about it if authorities in Maine are coercing her into staying in her home.
Israel's prime minister says personal attacks on him from the United States are merely because he is "defending Israel."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected to announce the end of its monthly bond buying program, which had been put in place to reduce long-term rates.
Three possible Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls all plan to be at the same election night party in Texas next week.
He's not on the ballot this fall, but Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is launching new ads to help Republicans in key elections across the country.
Vice President Joe Biden says keeping Democratic control of the U.S. Senate in next week's election would "break the back of the hard right" and ease gridlock in Washington.
The Rob Ford era is over as Toronto elected a new mayor, someone who is unlikely to ever make headlines for illegal drug use and public drunkenness.
President Barack Obama is getting involved in Rhode Island politics.