The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S.
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.
Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making a dispute over his role in outsourcing jobs the hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.
Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell.
Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.
The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years.
Gov. Jerry Brown continues to lead his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, by a double-digit margin while support for Brown's rainy day fund measure is gaining ground, according to a Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday.
An investigation will move ahead into a complaint by Senate Republicans that Democratic Sen. Jeff Hayden abused his power and aided the misspending of taxpayer money, a Minnesota Senate ethics panel agreed Wednesday.
Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach disclosed Wednesday night that he earns between $30,000 and $100,000 a year from his legal work outside his official duties as Kansas' top elections official, but his Democratic opponent said she thinks he is understating the figure.
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.
Former President Bill Clinton took his cross-country campaign on behalf of Democratic congressional candidates to eastern Long Island on Wednesday, speaking before about 1,000 students and others at a rally at Stony Brook University.
Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman on Wednesday decried a "broken political system that does not work for Kansas" in asking voters to join him in his surprisingly competitive challenge to veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.