- SLIDESHOW: Hurricane Sandy brings wind, water Damaging winds and storm surges from Hurricane Sandy began affecting Massachusetts on Monday.
VIDEO: Latest forecast for Hurricane Sandy
Winds and rain are picking up along the Mid-Atlantic coast as the sprawling Hurricane Sandy approaches.
Swing-state suburbanites expected to shape election
With two weeks left, the outcome of the presidential election could hinge on a relatively small group of suburban voters in swing states.
Officials: Let nature 'take its course' on dead whale
A dead whale, estimated to be about 54 feet long, lied sprawled across the beachfront after washing ashore over the weekend.
Kentucky church cashes in a million coins
It started with a sermon about the value of a penny, and ended this week when three tons of them were delivered to a bank.
5 things to watch for in foreign policy debate
If, at the start of the general election campaign, you told a seasoned political strategist in either party that the fate of the presidential race could well hinge on the foreign policy-focused third debate, the reaction would have ranged from an eye roll to laughter.
Military women celebrate memorial's 15th anniversary
In the past 15 years, military women have led air wings, commanded a carrier strike group and piloted attack helicopters and fighters — all jobs they couldn't get in earlier years.
Poll: Religiously unaffiliated less likely to vote
The recent boom in religiously unaffiliated Americans may ultimately help explain the results of the upcoming 2012 presidential election, according to a new poll that shows such voters lean heavily toward President Barack Obama but are less likely than the religiously affiliated to turn out.
Slate: Obama wins, narrowly
On the seal of the United States, the eagle turns its head toward its right talon, which holds an olive branch, and away from the talon holding 13 arrows. It is meant to suggest a preference for peace.
VIDEO: Questions at town-hall debate reflect economic angst
The everyday Americans who engaged the candidates at Tuesday's second presidential debate spoke directly to a question widely expected to decide this election:
Whom can they trust to improve their faith in the economy, the country and their futures?
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