ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida. The state finished counting its votes Saturday. Obama was declared the winner, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College. Florida officials said
By REBECCA YONKERAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake centered in Kentucky also rattled at least eight other states.
The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of
WASHINGTON (AP) - Paula Broadwell first met fellow West Point graduate David Petraeus in the spring of 2006, when she was a graduate student at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
He was a lieutenant general working on a counterinsurgency manual that would be tested during his command in
By TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000.
ORRINGTON, Maine (AP) - Three children and a man died in a fire early Saturday at a rural home in Maine, but the children's mother escaped from the burning house and was taken to a hospital, authorities said.
It wasn't clear what caused the fire, but the house "was heavily involved upon our
ORRINGTON, Maine (AP) - A fire at a rural wood home early Saturday killed a father and his three children, while the kids' mother escaped and was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, authorities said.
The victims were identified as Benjamin Johnson III, 30, and the couple
By MAE ANDERSONAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Even as the lights came on for many who lost power in New York and New Jersey during the superstorm and a later nor'easter, hundreds of residents protested Saturday outside a Long Island utility, frustrated by its slow response to outages.
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A farm bill that stalled in Congress before the election could see quick action by the end of the year if congressional leaders decide they need its spending cuts - including a small reduction in the $80-billion-a-year food stamps program
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Forget political pundits, gut instincts, and psychics. The mightier-than-ever silicon chip seems to reveal the future.
In just two weeks this fall, computer models displayed an impressive prediction prowess.
It started when the first
By CONNIE CASS and NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the demographics - the changing face of America.
The 2012 elections drove home trends that have been embedded in the fine print of birth and death rates, immigration statistics and