1. CHRISTIE SCORES DECISIVE VICTORY
NEW YORK (AP) - Bill de Blasio was elected New York City's first Democratic mayor in two decades Tuesday, running on an unabashedly liberal, tax-the-rich platform that contrasted sharply with billionaire Michael Bloomberg's record during 12 years in office.
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has declared victory in his re-election bid, thanking New Jersey's voters for "making me the luckiest guy in the world."
TYSONS CORNER, Va. (AP) - Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been elected Virginia's next governor, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli after pledging to expand the state's Medicaid rolls and portraying his rival as someone who would turn back years of progress.
NEW YORK (AP) - An 86-year-old California woman has died after hitting her head on the pavement during the New York City Marathon.
REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) - Police in Southern California have busted a cattle costume rustler after he tried to sell the stolen suits online.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A teacher said Tuesday that he crawled to escape a gunman at Los Angeles International Airport and used a sweatshirt as a tourniquet after his leg was shattered during last week's deadly shooting
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have charged an Orange County man with the attempted murder and torture of his 2-month-old daughter.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a gun-rights advocate, outspoken critic of illegal immigration and social conservative, has announced he will challenge Gov. Jerry Brown next year.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Big judgments about the direction of the country will have to wait on this Election Day as voters around the country express opinions on a couple of governors' races, several mayoral races and a host of local issues.
NEW YORK (AP) - Motown founder Berry Gordy recalls that when he first signed The Jackson 5, he sent them to live in a house in California - and the rowdy kids ended up getting kicked out and had to move in with him.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Glee" hit the right note as it leads with eight nominations for the People's Choice Awards.
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - The brother of a man who police say killed himself after firing several shots inside a New Jersey mall says he's not sure what led to his brother's actions.
AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) - A hoard of more than 1,400 works of art found at a Munich apartment by German investigators following a routine customs check offers a treasure trove for art historians including previously unknown works by masters such as Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate moved forward Tuesday on the first major bill barring workplace discrimination against gays in nearly two decades as Americans' shifting views about homosexuality have significantly changed the political dynamic.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Sterling is turning his ownership stake in the Los Angeles Clippers over to his estranged wife, and she is in talks with the NBA to sell the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.
LONDON (AP) - In the battle royal over Richard III's bones, Britain's High Court has given the victory to Leicester.
SANTA PAULA (AP) - Authorities say at least one person was killed when a helicopter crashed in Santa Paula.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Russia will recognize the outcome of Ukraine's presidential vote, President Vladimir Putin promised Friday, voicing hope that Ukraine's new leader would halt the military operation against separatists in the east.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles commuters who dealt with traffic tie-ups, lane re-routings and warnings over gridlock events dubbed "Carmageddon" and "Jamzilla" have been rewarded with a new 10-mile carpool lane on northbound Interstate 405.
PASADENA (AP) - Pasadena police are investigating after a Caltrans crew clearing brush discovered human bones on a hillside near the 134 Freeway.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) â Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair.
KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) - Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to protect communities on the edge of Flagstaff from a wildfire that is chewing up a scenic Arizona canyon with towering flames and burning entire trees down to nothing but ash.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despites warnings that it will undercut military readiness.
HOUSTON (AP) - Oil equals boom - especially in population right now. And Texas, in the midst of a significant energy rush, is seeing its towns and cities burst at the seams.