South Carolina officials head to federal court on Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny tens of thousands of people, many of them minorities, access to the ballot.
A shooting at the Empire State Building in New York killed two people and wounded at least eight others Friday, a law enforcement official said.
The shooter was one of the two killed, investigators said.
Even as the official Republican Party continues to try to derail Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin over his remarks about "legitimate rape," a powerful force within the GOP has begun rallying to the candidate's side: the party&#
e latest polls in three critical battlegrounds - Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin - indicate President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney continuing to run neck-and-neck, though Obama has a slight edge in each of the three states