The number of Americans living in states with recreational marijuana more than tripled after at least three states voted to fully legalize the drug.
Republican power in state capitols will be at its strongest levels in nearly a century when several newly elected governors take office next year.
Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them.
Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and Colorado that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump's divisive comments about women and Hispanics would make their own.
Filling a void created by congressional inaction, voters in a scattering of states tightened gun control laws and approved increases in the minimum wage.
Election Day came and went with no obvious signs of the catastrophic problems some had feared, including large-scale fraud, intimidation or hacking.
The nation's leading airlines are confident they can handle higher Thanksgiving travel this year partly because more people have signed up for quick-screening programs that are designed to keep airport security lines moving.
We'll know soon enough who won. We already know the prize: A big, ugly wound in the heart of American politics.
The usual tension of a presidential election has a twist this year -- questions about the integrity of the election itself.
Print newspapers may be disappearing like the home telephone, but not after Election Day.
Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, including the seizure of Elian Gonzalez, died early today.
TVs are so last century. News outlets are using Facebook Live, Snapchat, YouTube and other tools to offer live coverage of Election Day in ways not possible four years ago.
With the cloud of an FBI investigation lifted, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump struck strikingly different tones as they moved into the final hours of a volatile, nearly two-year-long presidential campaign.
The idea had never occurred to the Rev. Adam Hamilton at the conclusion of past presidential campaigns.
Melania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the United States worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, according to detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents from 20 years ago provided to The Associated Press.
Donald Trump's legions of followers say they're growing confident of victory -- and many say they won't accept defeat.
What happens if America wakes up on Nov. 9 to another undecided, hotly disputed presidential election?
While Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of appealing to hatred, the Republican nominee predicts that never-ending investigations will prevent his Democratic opponent from governing effectively.
Some Republican lawmakers seem to be trying to delegitimize a Hillary Clinton presidency before it's clear there will be one.
A white man with a history of racial provocations and confrontations with police ambushed and fatally shot two white officers Wednesday in separate attacks as they sat in their patrol cars, authorities said.
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