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  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 7:30 A.M.

    Ryan prepares to take on skilled debater Biden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — To prepare for his biggest test yet on the national stage, untested debater Paul Ryan has been hauling two thick briefing books around the country and intently …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 5:37 A.M.

    State: never felt Libya attack due to film protest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department now says it never believed the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a film protest gone awry, giving congressional …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 4:28 A.M.

    State Dept. description of attack in sync with GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department now says it never believed the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a film protest gone awry, giving congressional …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012, 5:57 P.M.

    US officials: We didn’t link Libya attack to video

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday it never concluded that the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam, raising further questions about …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012, 12:42 P.M.

    US official in Libya said he wanted more security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top State Department security official in Libya told a congressional investigator that he had argued unsuccessfully for more security in the weeks before Ambassador Chris Stevens …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 2:46 P.M.

    Obama looks to regroup; Romney appears confident

    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 …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 9:30 A.M.

    Obama seeks cash as Romney expresses confidence

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama made a cross-country swing for cash and Hispanic support Monday amid signs that Republican rival Mitt Romney is cutting into his lead …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 1:25 A.M.

    Romney: US should be more assertive on world stage

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney said Monday the risk of conflict in the Middle East “is higher now” than it was when President Barack Obama took office. He …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 12:07 A.M.

    Presidential race rumbles into final 4 weeks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rumbling into its final four weeks, the presidential campaign is playing out on both coasts and multiple fronts, with Republican Mitt Romney seeking stature on foreign …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012, 9:20 P.M.

    Obama ribs his own debating; Romney eyes speech

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On a last dash for cash in the celebrity scene of California, President Barack Obama on Sunday took a good-natured shot as his own underwhelming debate …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012, 9:02 P.M.

    Romney: US should be more assertive on world stage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is proposing the U.S. take a more assertive role in Syria, put conditions on aid to Egypt and tighten sanctions on Iran …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012, 7:32 P.M.

    Obama raises California cash; Romney eyes speech

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On a last dash for cash in the celebrity scene of California, President Barack Obama on Sunday took a good-natured shot as his own underwhelming debate …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012, 5:19 P.M.

    A month before vote, ‘eclectic’ county deliberates

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When the recession cost Jerry Krone his longtime accounting job several year ago, he turned to his hobby — making gourmet jam in his Fountainville kitchen. …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012, 11:51 A.M.

    Obama raises California cash for race’s last month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off his strongest fundraising month this year, President Barack Obama is looking to raise millions of dollars from celebrities and wealthy donors in California with just …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012, 9:29 A.M.

    Romney shows softer side; Obama raising more cash

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney is showing his softer side, while President Barack Obama works to extend his cash advantage as both men begin the final-month sprint to Election …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012, 8:23 A.M.

    O’Reilly, Stewart to tangle in mock debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart are to tangle in a sold-out mock presidential debate that’s as much about laughs as about politics. The Fox News anchor squares …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 3:43 P.M.

    Suit: Fired staffer doubted 9/11 memorial safety

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former manager at the Sept. 11 memorial was fired for raising health and security concerns at one of the most security-conscious places in the world, …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 2:47 P.M.

    Jobs report brings down debate high in Romney camp

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The cheering stopped on Mitt Romney’s campaign plane Friday morning. The day before, aides had whistled and clapped when the Denver control tower commended the Republican …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 10:41 A.M.

    Suit: Man fired for doubting 9/11 memorial safety

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former manager at the Sept. 11 memorial was fired for raising health and security concerns at one of the most security-conscious places in the world, …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 8:42 A.M.

    Obama: Jobs report shows economy is on right track

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama says an encouraging jobs report shows that the country has made too much progress to turn back to the policies that he says …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 6:43 A.M.

    Romney blasts Obama despite drop in unemployment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says a drop in the nation’s unemployment rate to 7.8 percent “is not what a real recovery looks like.” The former Massachusetts …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 1:17 A.M.

    Romney’s Medicare plan raises cost questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s Medicare plan won’t try to control costs by limiting the payments that future retirees would use to buy private health insurance, aides say. Budget experts …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012, 7:35 P.M.

    Romney on ‘47 percent’: I was ‘completely wrong’

    FISHERSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has described his disparaging remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay federal income taxes as “not elegantly stated.” …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012, 2:44 P.M.

    Romney: ‘Victory is in sight’ after first debate

    DENVER (AP) — Buoyed by a powerful debate showing, Mitt Romney said Thursday he offers “prosperity that comes through freedom” to a country struggling to shed a weak economy. President …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012, 1:46 P.M.

    Romney shifts to center as his confidence grows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012, 10:09 A.M.

    Post-debate: Romney basks, Obama challenges

    DENVER (AP) — An invigorated Mitt Romney basked in rave reviews Thursday after his first face-off with the president, envisioning an inaugural celebration, while President Barack Obama and his allies …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012, 7:57 A.M.

    Curt Schilling might have to sell bloody sock

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling might have to sell or give up the famed blood-stained sock he wore on the team’s way to the …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012, 12:18 A.M.

    Romney barrels out of first debate on offense

    DENVER (AP) — Little more than a month from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney is barreling out of the first presidential debate energized by a solid performance that telegraphed his …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012

    FACT CHECK: Presidential debate missteps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth. They made some …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012, 8:45 P.M.

    Aggressive Romney spars with Obama in first debate

    DENVER (AP) — In a showdown at close quarters, an aggressive Mitt Romney sparred with President Barack Obama in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong …


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