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Nov 1, 2012 9:39AM ET
Two new reports on the state of unemployment came out this morning, but given their non-shocking results, it seems that the jobs picture is unlikely to shake up the election's final days.
Nov 1, 2012 8:18AM ET
After days of not hearing reporters' questions about what he wants to do with FEMA, Mitt Romney's campaign finally released a statement that (sort of) provides an answer.
Nov 1, 2012 7:36AM ET
Political polling guru Nate Silver is so confident in his statistical models that he just offered to bet MSNBC's Joe Scarborough $1,000 that Barack Obama will win re-election.
Nov 1, 2012 7:00AM ET
Graham Spanier, the president of Penn State University during the Jerry Sandusky scandal, will reportedly be charged with perjury and obstruction of justice, possibly as soon as today.
Nov 1, 2012 6:32AM ET
Tucker Carlson's website The Daily Caller is taking a shot at the October Surprise game, accusing New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez of soliciting prostitutes while on a trip to the Dominican Republic.
Oct 31, 2012 1:58PM ET
Despite pre-storm fears about roving gangs of bandits terrorizing a crippled city, the post-storm reality of crime in New York City is very ... New York?
Oct 31, 2012 11:23AM ET
Despite concerns that city won't be prepared to handle it, the New York City Marathon will go ahead as scheduled on Sunday.
Oct 31, 2012 10:21AM ET
Our old friend Rep. Steve King of Iowa is defending his vote against relief for Hurricane Katrina, because some of the money was spent on "Gucci bags and massage parlors."
Oct 31, 2012 8:12AM ET
As we enter the final week of the campaign (and Sandy's immediate dangers subside), the focus turns back to the swing states and few remaining polls that still matter.
Oct 31, 2012 6:52AM ET
Nearly seven million residents of the Northeast are still without power today, but their neighbors are doing their best to try and resume their normal lives following the disaster of Hurricane Sandy.
Oct 30, 2012 12:00AM ET
This is a continuation of our live blog updates from Monday, October 29. For the most recent news on the storm, please click here.
Oct 29, 2012 1:25PM ET
After being devastated by Hurricane Sandy, the East Coast moved forward with its recovery efforts, though millions remain without power. Stay here for more updates.
Oct 29, 2012 6:04AM ET
The San Francisco Giants completed a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers last night, winning their second World Series in three years and giving troublemakers a perfect excuse to burn down their city.
Oct 26, 2012 12:07PM ET
The surprise resignation of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit last week seemed suspect to many observers, but a new report in The New York Times explains how Pandit was actually given an unsavory choice: Quit or be fired.
Oct 26, 2012 8:01AM ET
A suicide bomber in attacked a mosque in Afghanistan on Friday, just as worshipers were meeting to mark the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday.
Oct 26, 2012 7:25AM ET
Parents everywhere are rattled and horrified by the story of a Manhattan mother who came home to find two of her children murdered by their nanny, who had also tried to kill herself.
Oct 26, 2012 7:18AM ET
The proposed holiday cease fire in Syria was broken before it ever began on Friday, with both sides of the conflict refusing to give up the fight, even for a day.
Oct 25, 2012 11:22AM ET
There are reports out of Iran today that the country is nearly finished installing more than 2,800 uranium centrifuges at its highly secure underground nuclear plant.
Oct 25, 2012 8:54AM ET
The weekly initial claims report came in exactly where economists predicted, which tells us ... not a whole lot about which way the economy is going.
Oct 25, 2012 8:14AM ET
Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory have produced this stunning panorama of the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, creating a mosaic out of nine billion pixels.
Oct 25, 2012 7:31AM ET
The British economy grew for the first time in nine months, officially moving the UK out of recession and giving all of Europe some hope for the future.
Oct 25, 2012 6:46AM ET
Michael Bloomberg sat down for wide-ranging interview with The Atlantic's James Bennet for this month's cover story and was not shy with his thoughts on why journalism stinks, Romney has a "genuine" problem, Twitter is ruining government, and Obama doesn't deserve any credit for killing Bin Laden.
Oct 24, 2012 11:17AM ET
After 55 years without a professional sports franchise, the borough of Brooklyn just landed two in one month, as the NHL's New York Islanders have decided to move into the brand new Barclays Center, the current home of the former New Jersey Nets.
Oct 24, 2012 10:33AM ET
A mysterious explosion leveled an ammunition factory in Sudan last night, but the Sudanese government is now claiming the building was bombed by Israeli warplanes.
Oct 24, 2012 8:29AM ET
Thieves stole credit and debit card PINs from thousands Barnes & Noble customers, not by breaking into the company's website, but by hacking the keypads sitting right on their store counters.
Oct 24, 2012 7:30AM ET
Saudi Aramco, the world's most valuable company, was recently hit by a nasty computer virus and the U.S. says Iran is to blame for it.
Oct 24, 2012 6:51AM ET
The United Nations envoy to Syria says Bashar al-Assad has agreed to cease fire during the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday, but will he honor it?
Oct 23, 2012 12:04PM ET
A teenage spy for the New York Police Department says he was under orders to "create and capture" terrorist suspects by befriending fellow Muslims and "baiting" them with talk about jihad.
Oct 23, 2012 10:35AM ET
Last night's third and final presidential debate appeared light on foreign policy (especially if it didn't involve the Middle East or China), but the meeting did spawn one of the more memorable memes of the campaign.
Oct 23, 2012 6:18AM ET
A Soyuz rocket is lifted off from Kazakhstan this morning carrying three new astronauts to their temporary home on the International Space Station.