Iowa Senate race deadlocked

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The Iowa Senate race is tied.

US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals has decided that some Guatemalan women who fled to the United States after being victims of domestic violence may now qualify for asylum.

How the US has justified overseas military action

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

A look at the domestic legal justifications the U.S. has used for military action around the world:

Vallas: Rauner plan would cost schools $4 billion

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Republican Bruce Rauner's proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to 28,000 teacher layoffs, the rival campaign for Illinois governor said Wednesday.

Putin visits 2018 World Cup venue in Moscow

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Spartak Moscow's new stadium, a 2018 World Cup venue, ahead of its official opening.

Pryor defends campaign ad invoking Ebola outbreak

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is defending his campaign TV ad that invokes the Ebola outbreak to criticize his Republican rival over medical disaster funding, saying he doesn't view it as a scare tactic.

Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.

Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. The move threw his policy into confusion and the strikes were eventually scrapped.

Malloy, Foley to face off in first debate of 2014

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The rematch between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his 2010 Republican rival, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, is officially kicking off with the first gubernatorial debate of the election.

NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.