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Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway. In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said they were aware of the dangers, yet three-quarters of them admitted to texting while driving, despite laws...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI says a newly released supermarket security video shows a person of interest wanted in connection with the abduction of a Philadelphia woman. The video made public Wednesday shows a man in a dark cap and coat entering the store, walking down an aisle...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A weakened President Barack Obama and emboldened Republican leaders in Congress began adjusting to a new political dynamic Wednesday after voters coast to coast used the midterm elections to sharpen the dividing lines in an already divided government. The...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — And so it begins. Even before the polls had closed on Election Day, Republicans had shifted their focus to 2016 and the party's top target: Hillary Rodham Clinton. And by the end of the night, the GOP had claimed victories in Senate contests and governor...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With sweeping victories that exceeded their own sky-high expectations, the GOP has dealt President Barack Obama and Democrats the most devastating electoral defeat of his presidency. Their prize is full control of Congress, and with it, the power to shape the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a child, Mitch McConnell contracted and largely beat polio. He was student president in high school, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky law school. He's never lost a general election and has spent 30 years in the Senate scaling...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rolled in a series of races Tuesday to seize control of the Senate, the biggest prize in the midterm elections. This, while seeing two vulnerable GOP governors defeat their challengers in marquee races in Wisconsin and Florida and building an even...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday a no-fly zone the U.S. government imposed over Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly two weeks in August should not have restricted helicopters for news organizations that wanted to operate in the area to cover violent protests there. Audio...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Public campaigning gave way to the privacy of the voting booth Tuesday with control of the Senate, the makeup of the House and three dozen governorships at stake. President Barack Obama, his approval ratings low, was not on the ballot midway through his second...