Voting advocates fear impact of Va. voter ID law

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Voting rights groups are worried that Virginia's new voter ID law will disenfranchise some Virginians in next month's midterm elections.

US Sen. Shaheen, Scott Brown to face off in debate

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger, Scott Brown, are facing each other for a second debate two weeks before Election Day.

Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.

New rules on banks' risk in mortgage bonds eased

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

New U.S. rules aimed at getting banks to take on more of the risk when they package and sell mortgage securities are being relaxed with an eye to spurring broader home lending.

Olympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform package

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel.

Huge number of Louisiana voters undecided about Senate race

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The Louisiana U.S. Senate race is a wide open contest, according to a new statewide poll that found nearly one-fourth of those surveyed undecided.

US existing home sales rise in September

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.

Huckabee campaigns with Joni Ernst

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is campaigning with Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst.

10 closely watched races for New Mexico House

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Among the most closely watched legislative races that could determine whether Democrats retain their majority in the New Mexico House.

Bill Clinton returns to Kentucky for Grimes

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton returns to Kentucky on Tuesday to campaign with Democratic Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes two weeks before the election.