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Above all else, what's at stake in Tuesday's midterm elections is control of the U.S. Senate. That, in turn, will shape the fate of President Barack Obama's agenda for the rest of his term. And everything else that Congress wants to do, or stop from getting done. Republicans...
ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard fired after President Barack Obama's trip to Atlanta said Monday that he lost his job because he snapped a picture of the presidential motorcade to send to his mother and is humiliated by news reports wrongly claiming he's a convicted felon...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard's last days started a national conversation about whether it's OK for a terminally ill person to end their own life. Now that she has died, it's time to see whether the millions of clicks and views she generated online trigger more than...
ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard fired after President Barack Obama's visit to Atlanta says he's not a convict. Kenneth Tate said he worked as a security guard at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and carried a gun professionally. He accompanied the president in...
BOSTON (AP) — Tom Magliozzi, one half of the brother duo who hosted National Public Radio's "Car Talk," where they bantered with callers and commiserated over their car problems, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease, the news organization said. He was 77 years...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Advocates for right-to-die laws say they expect Brittany Maynard's death to lead to legislative action next year. The 29-year-old woman with brain cancer ended her life this weekend by swallowing lethal drugs made available under an Oregon law allowing...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A company that helps businesses handle personnel issues denies it forced one if its Connecticut employees out of his job after it was discovered he'd posed nude in Playgirl magazine. Durham resident Daniel Sawka filed a federal civil rights lawsuit last...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle Eastern politics infused the Supreme Court's arguments Monday over a disputed law that would allow Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports. The justices appeared divided over whether the law should be struck...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An angler who was the lone survivor of a boat accident that killed four of his friends said Monday he lived by swimming for 25 minutes in cold water to a rocky shore along the coast of Northern California. Phillip Sanchez, 66, said his determination kept him...