President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney stayed out of the spotlight Monday, underscoring the intense focus on the second presidential debate. Hofstra University Professor David Weiden says 'the election is at stake' for Obama.
VIDEO: Gas thief sets house, car and himself on fire
A man attempting to steal gasoline managed to set a house, a car and himself on fire in the process.
Are we prepared?
There’s yellow police tape at the entrance to the Plum Island Beach on a Monday in mid-March. Behind it a generator is running. A Komatsu front loader and a Caterpillar digger sit nearby. Off to the right, a large backhoe is visible above rooftops crammed onto every possible lot.
What you can’t see are the 10 houses that have been abandoned, six of which eventually will be destroyed, victims of yet another ocean storm.
Police capture suspect in Boston bombings
Police pinned down the Boston Marathon terror suspect in a cabin cruiser boat in a suburban Watertown backyard Friday night, exchanging gunfire before bringing him out wounded but alive, ending a day-long massive manhunt.
How the world would vote in the U.S. election
Sure, polling may suggest that the world isn't following the 2012 U.S. election as closely as it did the 2008 presidential race, but that doesn't mean people overseas don't care about the campaign's outcome.
Are the world's great cities ready for rising waters and freak storms?
The list of metropoles threatened by rising seas and freak storms is alarmingly long, if (from a U.S. viewpoint) reassuringly international.
Viral video: 4-year-old moved to tears over too much election talk
A 4-year-old girl from Colorado tells her mother she's tired of hearing about "Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney." Elizabeth Evans told ABC News that her daughter, Abigael, had been listening to election coverage on NPR in the car after daycare when she got upset.
Talking to kids about elections - without bias
As much as we might want the election to be over, in these last few days of the campaign, there's a real opportunity for parents to help educate the next generation of voters.
Six storms that changed the course of history
If Sandy swings the presidential election one way or the other, it wouldn't be the first time bad weather proved historically decisive.
VIDEO: New Jersey girl provides an oasis from the storm
An 11-year-old Hoboken, New Jersey girl whose home survived Sandy without losing power is helping others in the community recharge and get in contact with loved ones.
14 rescued, 2 missing from replica tall ship sunk by Sandy
Coast Guard helicopters Monday rescued 14 of 16 crew members from a replica 18th- century tall ship in the path of Hurricane Sandy 90 miles off the coast of North Carolina.
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