More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.
The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.
Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross on Friday used a forum to draw distinctions between their plans for managing the state budget and their priorities for cutting taxes.
Spring Green attorney Pat Bomhack has asked for a recount in his tight Democratic primary with Ernie Wittwer, a former state Department of Transportation budget director.
Two U.S. senators called for an outside investigation of how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to football coaches.
A Florida judge on Friday gave a victory to the state's Republican-controlled Legislature, rendering a decision that effectively forces voters to choose candidates in November based on a congressional map that he ruled was invalid because it favored the GOP.
State Sen. Joe Leibham said Friday that he would not request a recount in the Republican primary for Wisconsin's lone open congressional seat, freeing state Sen. Glenn Grothman to begin his general election campaign for the seat held by retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Petri.
The Illinois State Board of Elections dealt a double blow to Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner Friday by finalizing a Nov. 4 ballot that does not include a referendum to limit the terms of Illinois lawmakers which he championed and allowing on the ballot a Libertarian candidate who could undermine his support among conservatives.
Supporters of Maine gubernatorial hopeful Eliot Cutler can increase the amount that they donate to the independent candidate seeking to unseat Gov. Paul LePage, a federal judge said Friday.
The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation amid clashes between protesters and the police in suburban St. Louis. But for most of those who want to lead the nation, there's little to gain in an election year by taking a stand or proposing new policy.
The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant group.
U.S. House candidates Ryan Zinke and John Lewis brought in some heavy hitters to raise fund for their campaigns this week. A look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns:
The World Food Program may have to shut down its operations in North Korea by early next year unless it gets more funding from international donors by this fall, the U.N. agency's director for Asia said Friday.
The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, accelerating the practice under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, the state's top investigator decreed in a report released Friday.
Two relatively unknown Democrats head into next week's primary for attorney general with the hope that their low-profile campaigns will be enough to win them the right to challenge Republican incumbent Pam Bondi.
Vice President Joe Biden tells Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili that he supports the former Soviet republic's desire to join NATO. Georgia's aspirations to join the Western alliance are a sore point with Russia.
Ballots have been mailed for Grand Island Public Schools' proposed $69.9 million school bond measure.