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Trump's Election Day surge powered by small-town America

Trump's Election Day surge powered by small-town America

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign long maintained there were thousands of new supporters tucked into rural, red pockets of the country who would come out and vote for the president when asked. On Election Day, it put up some proof.
Mexico City police stumble on grisly butchering of 2 boys

Mexico City police stumble on grisly butchering of 2 boys

MEXICO CITY — When Mexico City police stopped a man wheeling bundles down a street on a dolly, they stumbled on a grisly cargo — the hacked-up bodies of two adolescent boys who were apparently killed by people involved in street-level drug dealing.
Post-election vote tallying raises fresh security concerns

Post-election vote tallying raises fresh security concerns

WASHINGTON — Election Day came and went without any overt signs of foreign interference affecting the vote, but that doesn’t mean the risk has faded.
Oregon leads the way in decriminalizing hard drugs

Oregon leads the way in decriminalizing hard drugs

SALEM, Ore. — In a first in the nation, Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offences , with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs.
In blue and red states, milestone wins for LGBTQ candidates

In blue and red states, milestone wins for LGBTQ candidates

NEW YORK — Across the nation, LGBTQ candidates achieved milestone victories in Tuesday’s election, including the first transgender person elected to a state Senate, and the first openly gay Black men to win seats in Congress.
Remains of missing Los Angeles firefighter found in Mexico

Remains of missing Los Angeles firefighter found in Mexico

LOS ANGELES — Mexican authorities have found the body of a Los Angeles firefighter who vanished in August and was shot during a botched kidnapping, it was announced Wednesday.
Video, 911 calls released in Walter Wallace police killing

Video, 911 calls released in Walter Wallace police killing

Philadelphia’s district attorney vowed Wednesday to make his own decision about whether to charge two young officers in the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr. and not to rely solely on the police investigation.
US sets record for cases amid election battle over virus

US sets record for cases amid election battle over virus

New confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. have climbed to an all-time high of more than 86,000 per day on average, in a glimpse of the worsening crisis that lies ahead for the winner of the presidential election.
2020 Latest: Mich. Democrat Peters wins Senate reelection

2020 Latest: Mich. Democrat Peters wins Senate reelection

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:12 p.m. Democrat Gary Peters has held onto his Senate seat in Michigan. He has defeated Republican challenger John James, a Black business executive and former combat veteran.
Debut of Chinese e-finance giant derailed by fear of risks

Debut of Chinese e-finance giant derailed by fear of risks

BEIJING — The world’s biggest online finance company was racing toward a stock market debut when it was derailed by Beijing's anxiety about risks in the fledgling industry, jarring global investors and deepening uncertainty about China’s financial ma