National News + World News

A quest for 'normalcy' as millions try to put their lives back together after Sandy

As they cleaned up drenched debris, waited in hours-long lines for gas and coped with yet another day without power, the goal Saturday for millions in New York and New Jersey was simple -- to inch a few steps closer to normal.

October jobs report: Hiring increases, unemployment up

Hiring increased last month, while the unemployment rate ticked higher, according to a report released just four days before the presidential election.

Salvation Army focuses on feeding, shelter as Sandy response continues

Alexandria, Virginia (October 31, 2012) – As millions struggle without access to power and other basic services up and down the East Coast, The Salvation Army entered its fifth day of response for Hurricane Sandy.

Election price tag could reach $6 billion

How much will be spent on the 2012 federal elections? A report released Wednesday says the total spending amount could top a record-breaking $6 billion, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

Robert Graysmith discusses "Zodiac"

Author Robert Graysmith discusses his best selling book "Zodiac" with Ben Hill and shares a few stories about the Zodiac killer that have never been shared until now.

Polls: Close contests in Ohio, Florida and Virginia

With six days to go until the presidential election, new polls in arguably the three most important battleground states indicate President Barack Obama with a small advantage over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Ohio, and the race basically d

Texas refinery catches fire

Crews battled a stubborn fire at a BP plant outside Houston, Texas, Tuesday afternoon.

Disney to buy Lucasfilm, Star Wars franchise for $4 billion

The Walt Disney Company agreed Tuesday to buy Lucasfilm in a stock-and-cash deal valued at $4 billion.

Republican groups launch almost $50 million ad blitz in final week

Key Republican-leaning groups are launching a final week ad blitz totaling almost $50 million.

Good, bad still ends in another Dallas Cowboys loss

Randy Galloway rips the Cowboys over their latest loss. There is no such thing as a moral victory.