The 10 Senate races to watch on Election Night

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McConnell suggests better odds of Republicans taking Senate

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he believes his party now has a “50-50…

Briefing gets chaotic after Jean-Pierre’s strained explanation of Biden’s deceased lawmaker gaffe

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre triggered an uproar in the briefing room Wednesday with a…

Records contradict Majewski’s account of military punishment

Republican J.R. Majewski has centered his campaign for a competitive Ohio congressional seat around his biography…

Fight over dead reporter’s sources stalls before Vegas judge

LAS VEGAS — A fight to block government access to a slain investigative journalist’s sources and…

Judge: R. Kelly to pay $300,000 to victim in sex crimes case

NEW YORK — A federal judge signaled Wednesday that she plans to order disgraced R&B superstar…

Vaccine appears to protect against monkeypox, CDC says

At-risk people who received a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine in U.S. efforts against the…

Vetoes of women’s sports bill dog Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s reelection bid

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed bills barring male-born athletes from female sports not once but twice,…

Florida pummelled by one of the most powerful hurricanes in US history

One of the most powerful storms in US history has barrelled into Florida’s southwest coast with…

Schumer keeps dodging questions about backing Kyrsten Sinema against a primary challenger in 2024

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer declined Wednesday to endorse for reelection a fellow Democrat who…

Equal Rights Amendment faces tough questions from appeals court

The Equal Rights Amendment ran into a skeptical federal appeals court Wednesday, with judges signaling they…

Customs and Border Protection agents in Kentucky seize $58,000 worth of fentanyl from South Africa

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Louisville, Kentucky recently intercepted a shipment containing enough doses…

Mastriano’s plan for Pennsyvlania school choice

HARRISBURG, Pa. — During his campaign, Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has alluded to proposals…

Clergy strive to reconcile politically divided congregations

One member of Rabbi David Wolpe’s diverse congregation left because Wolpe would not preach sermons criticizing…

Alzheimer’s drug shows promise in early results of study

Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease soared early Wednesday after Japan’s Eisai Co.…

Katie Couric says she’s been treated for breast cancer

NEW YORK — Katie Couric said Wednesday that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent…

Progressive Democrats frustrated with 2022 primary losses

NEW YORK — With less than two months until the midterm elections, progressive Democrats are facing…

Biden looks for dead congresswoman in crowd at a White House event: ‘Are you here?’

President Biden on Wednesday asked a crowd if Rep. Jackie Walorski, who died in a car…

Tom Hanks: I’ve made four pretty good films

Tom Hanks has joked that he has made “tons” of films and “four of them are…

D&D’s newest push is into classrooms around the world

Gone are the days of crowding around a wobbly card table in the basement or a…