Election Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why?

A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?

The Secret Service is boosting security outside the White House following an embarrassing security breach in which an intruder with a knife scaled the White House fence, dashed across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents managed to stop him.

The Obama administration is applauding the power-sharing deal signed by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates.

The Illinois chapter of the Sierra Club endorsed Pat Quinn Saturday, saying the Democratic governor understood that protecting the environment is not just a responsibility but also a good way to create jobs in fields like renewable energy technology.

Miami's defense was one of the best at stopping the run through three games. But the Hurricanes hadn't faced a running back nearly the caliber of Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah.

The man Republicans are banking on to give longtime Rep. Collin Peterson a legitimate challenge in Minnesota's massive 7th congressional district can't see his constituents from across the room, but they can sure see him.

Nebraska didn't let a few scuffles with Miami spoil the party at Memorial Stadium and the show Ameer Abdullah put on Saturday night.

Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Democratic challenger Jack Hatch clashed over how to create jobs and boost incomes in the state Saturday during their second debate.

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.

Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside.

The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million pile of cash, suggesting voters in the handful of competitive districts will face an onslaught of late political advertising.

Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas took his conservative re-election message into the state's swing-voting east Saturday in his latest effort chip away any advantage from independent candidate Greg Orman in a U.S. Senate race that has unexpectedly become one of the most hotly contested in the nation.

New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands are expected to march to call for action on global warming. Dozens of other events are planned throughout the city as part of Climate Week NYC. Here are 5 things you need to know:

New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.

Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.

Well over 100 NFL and major-college football games have been played since Gov. Chris Christie's Sept. 8 order that racetracks and casinos in New Jersey won't be prosecuted if they accept wagers on sporting events. Yet so far not a cent has been bet while legal issues await resolution. A look at questions and answers about what lies ahead:

A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight:

The political parties, their campaign committees and some of their super PACs faced a Saturday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in August. Highlights from the filings:

The Republican National Committee again outraised its Democratic rival last month and is sitting on a $3 million lead, according to campaign finance reports filed Saturday.

The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.

California Republicans are looking to put a new face on their party after decades of declining registration in a state that increasingly leans to the left politically.

A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier.

Republican Doug Ducey is trying to chip away at Democrat Fred DuVal's top issue, saying at a governor's candidate debate that he wants to jump-start the state's K-12 education system by replicating the success of Arizona's top schools statewide.

It's been almost two weeks since Troy Turner last saw two of his kids, 3-year-old Sarah, his "tomboy princess," and 2-year-old Jacob, who he calls "Bubby."

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says about 500 voters living overseas will be told they may have to re-vote in the U.S. Senate race after ballots are mailed to them Saturday.

The Democratic National Committee raised $7.4 million last month but still owes vendors almost $2 million, according to financial reports filed Friday.

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