GOP works on voter interest in La. Senate race

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy cast an early ballot Tuesday, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen off newspaper front pages and away from people's minds as they plan holiday meals and shopping schedules.

Minnesota voters turn in lowest turnout since 1986

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

The fall election produced Minnesota's lowest voter turnout since 1986, according to results certified Tuesday.

Ed Dept. seek to improve teacher prep programs

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

The Obama administration, seeking to improve teaching even before teachers enter the classroom, is proposing new rules that would penalize teacher-training programs that turn out ill-prepared graduates.

Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more.

Sony to offer partial refunds for gaming console

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising.

Incumbent Democrats lose in 2 close Assembly races

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Two Democratic incumbents from Los Angeles County were bounced from their state Assembly seats after the county issued its final vote tally Monday.

Chicago mayor's race takes form on last filing day

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

The race to challenge Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel crystalized Monday as a businessman, alderman and county commissioner were among the last candidates to file petitions before the deadline, setting up a lower-profile 2015 competition than once expected.

GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.

Ex-Steelers player eyes Pennsylvania high court

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

A Pittsburgh judge who spent more than a decade playing cornerback for the Steelers said Monday he will be a candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court next year.

Barber files federal lawsuit over uncounted votes

| |Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to stop certification of the 2nd Congressional District race in Arizona after the count put his Republican opponent fewer than 200 votes ahead of Barber.