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  • Boehner wins as Republicans fight to keep House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner won unopposed re-election Tuesday to his Ohio congressional seat and other incumbents in the East and South were cruising to easy wins as Republicans …


  • Many voters still blame Bush for bad economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and chronic unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through. Four in 10 said the nation’s …


  • Obama? Romney? Nation decides after long campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney captured Kentucky and West Virginia and President Barack Obama countered with Vermont on Tuesday night in a duel for the White House …


  • Survey: Economy remains top concern for voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Preliminary results from a national exit poll in Tuesday’s elections for The Associated Press and the television networks: ___


  • In states hit by Sandy, voters find ways to polls

    STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters drove Bob Mackie from his home on Long Beach Island, N.J., but nothing was going to stop him from voting Tuesday. The …


  • Exit poll shows economy still the top concern

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through, with 4 in 10 saying the nation’s …


  • Fear of looting grips NYC as new storm threatens

    NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Chan prowled around his cold, dark Staten Island home with knives and a sword to protect it from thieves, standing his ground as another East …


  • THE RACE: Candidates stay busy ahead of vote tally

    After many months of grueling campaigning, the waiting stage of the presidential sweepstakes is near as both parties worked furiously to boost turnout and get supporters to the polls. But …


  • Obama congratulates Romney, voices confidence

    CHICAGO (AP) — Leaving his re-election prospects in the hands of voters, President Barack Obama congratulated rival Mitt Romney “on a spirited campaign” and declared he’s “confident we’ve got the …


  • NJ man swept away by Sandy left behind note

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Nearly naked and soaking wet, a New Jersey man who took refuge in a stranger’s house after he was swept away by Superstorm Sandy left …


  • Romney casts ballot, campaigns as people vote

    BELMONT, Mass. (AP) — Mitt Romney has cast his ballot in the presidential election. After all the flights, all the speeches, the debates, hand-shakes, nods, gestures and smiles, it was …


  • Voters in NY, NJ not deterred by storm’s effects

    POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — Election Day turnout was heavy Tuesday in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, a welcome change from crisis to catharsis for many …


  • Last-minute stops as Romney ends White House quest

    BOSTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s years-long quest for the presidency is ending with a last-minute round of campaigning in one state he’s showered with attention and another …


  • Obama turns re-election prospects over to voters

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is extending congratulations to rival Mitt Romney “on a spirited campaign.” Obama says he’s “confident we’ve got the votes to win.” Obama says he …


  • NY, NJ officials help displaced residents vote

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York and New Jersey were set to drive some displaced voters to their polling sites and direct others to cast ballots elsewhere as …


  • Housing, voting, power: Problems abound post-Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — From trying to figure out where people would live to how they would be able to vote and when all the lights will finally come on, …


  • WTC memorial reopens to public after storm

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 9/11 memorial reopened to the public Tuesday a week after Superstorm Sandy flooded the World Trade Center site as it roared into New York, but …


  • WTC memorial reopens to public after storm

    NEW YORK (AP) — The World Trade Center memorial is reopening to the public now that damage from Superstorm Sandy has been taken care of. National September 11 Memorial & …


  • Housing, voting, power: Problems abound post-Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — People in New York and New Jersey are still facing multiple fronts in the effort to recover from Superstorm Sandy. Most pressing is the need to …


  • Romney back to NH for last rally and voter pitch

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney returned Monday night to the state where he launched his bid, telling supporters in New Hampshire during his final campaign rally …


  • NH residents cast first Election Day votes

    DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Residents of two tiny villages in northern New Hampshire headed to the polls at midnight, casting the first Election Day votes in the nation. After …


  • Obama’s campaign ends where it all began

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it ended where it all began. Obama closed his 2012 campaign with a nighttime rally Monday in Iowa, where his 2008 …


  • WTC memorial to reopen to public after superstorm

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 9/11 memorial is reopening to the public a week after Superstorm Sandy flooded the World Trade Center site as it roared into New York. The …


  • AP sports writer’s harrowing tale of Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — I was the first to cry. Not my wife. Not our three kids.


  • Obama’s campaign is ending where it all began

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it’s ending where it all began. Obama will close his 2012 campaign with a nighttime rally Monday in Iowa, where his …


  • AP sport writer’s harrowing tale of Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — I was the first to cry. Not my wife. Not our three kids.


  • Romney adds Election Day stops in Ohio, Pa.

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney added Election Day campaign stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania as he spent Monday warning voters of another recession if Democratic President …


  • Romney adds Election Day stops in Ohio

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Mitt Romney will head to Ohio on Election Day to make a final push for the pivotal swing state. Romney’s campaign has confirmed that the Republican …


  • Romney might add Election Day Ohio stop

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney considered adding an Election Day campaign stop in Ohio as he spent Monday courting voters in four swing states. “Look, we …


  • Post Sandy, manic Monday begins for commuters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters streaming into New York City on Monday endured long waits and crowded trains, giving the recovering transit system a stress test a week after Superstorm …