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Kansas Republican senator, governor win re-election

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 13:43

Republican U.S. Senator Pat Roberts campaigns at American Legion Post #370 in Overland Park, KansasBy Kevin Murphy and Carey Gillam OVERLAND PARK Kan. (Reuters) - Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts retained his seat in a crucial race for his party as it clinched control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, with election returns showing the veteran lawmaker pulling ahead of challenger Greg Orman. Republican Governor Sam Brownback, a former U.S. senator and presidential candidate, also won re-election despite a bruising campaign that focused on the fiscal problems that followed his tax cuts. ...


Measure to legalize marijuana possession in U.S. capital passes: unofficial results

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 13:31
(Reuters) - A measure to legalize recreational marijuana possession in Washington, D.C. passed on Tuesday with nearly 65 percent of the vote, with all precincts reporting, unofficial election results showed. The measure, which stopped short of allowing retail sales, would allow adults 21 and older in the nation's capital to possess up to two ounces (57 grams) of cannabis and grow up to six plants. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

Republican Cory Gardner wins U.S. Senate race in Colorado: Fox

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 13:26
By Daniel Wallis and Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A young Republican congressman, Cory Gardner, defeated a Democratic incumbent in Colorado's U.S. Senate race on Tuesday, Fox News projected, handing Republicans a big win in a purple battleground state. Mark Udall's re-election had looked fairly safe until February, when Gardner, 40, announced he was leaving a safe seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to take on the first-term senator. With 59 percent of precincts reporting, Gardner was leading with 50.9 percent of ballots to Udall's 43.8 percent. ...

Republican Scott Brown fails to unseat New Hampshire's Shaheen

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 13:26

Republican candidate for the United States Senate Scott Brown is joined by U.S. Senator John McCain at a campaign stop at the American Legion Post #3 in NashuaBy Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - Democrat Jeanne Shaheen won re-election to the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire on Tuesday, beating back an aggressive campaign from Republican Scott Brown in a bittersweet victory as her party lost its majority in the upper chamber of Congress. Brown was a little-known Massachusetts state legislator before he burst onto the national stage in 2010 when he won the U.S. Senate seat that liberal Democratic champion Edward Kennedy had held for half a century. ...


Republicans to control Senate with at least 52 seats: Reuters/Ipsos

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 13:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans will hold a comfortable majority over Democrats in the U.S. Senate, with at least 52 of the chamber's 100 seats after Tuesday's election, Reuters/Ipsos projected. (Reporting by Jeff Mason and Gabriel Debenedetti; Editing by Peter Cooney)

1 arrested, 1 sought in Delaware State University shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:57

1 arrested, 1 sought in Delaware State University shootingOfficials at Delaware State University say one man has been arrested and another is being sought in the shooting of a student at an off-campus residence hall.


2 injured in Broad Street accident

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:41

2 injured in Broad Street accidentTwo people were injured in an accident in North Philadelphia.


Republicans regain control of US Senate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:38

Republicans regain control of US SenateRiding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the Senate and tightened their grip on the House Tuesday night in elections certain to complicate President Barack Obama's final two years in office.


Republicans surge to control of Senate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:34

Voters holding their noses, hoping for changeRiding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the Senate and tightened their grip on the House Tuesday night in elections certain to complicate President Barack Obama's final two years in office.


Democratic Sen. Coons wins re-election in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:30

Democratic Sen. Coons wins re-election in DelawareDelaware Democrat Chris Coons has been re-elected to the U.S. Senate, beating back a challenge from Republican businessman Kevin Wade.


Democrat Cory Booker is re-elected to US Senate

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:28

Democrat Cory Booker is re-elected to US SenateNew Jersey voters returned Democratic incumbent Sen. Cory Booker's to Washington for his first full term Tuesday, extending the party's firm grip on the office.


Man sought in woman's abduction in store video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:26

40 p.m. Sunday in Germantown. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Relatives of a woman violently abducted from a Philadelphia street pleaded for her safe return Tuesday as police sought the public's help in tracking down the man seen in photographs using the woman's bank card and in video walking through a Maryland store.


Law clearing way for Massachusetts casinos survives repeal vote

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:09
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts voters on Tuesday upheld a 2011 law that paved the way for legal casino gambling in the state, voting down a referendum that would have overturned the measure and stopped two planned casinos in their tracks. Anti-gambling activists campaigned for the referendum, arguing that casinos would cause harm including problem gambling and higher crime rates that would outweigh the benefit of any jobs created in the New England state. ...

Voters holding their noses, hoping for change

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:05

Voters holding their noses, hoping for changeCoast to coast, voters cast ballots with an audible harrumph on Tuesday - many of them unhappy with their choices and doubtful things will get better no matter who wins.


Man shot multiple times, killed in Juniata ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:39

Man shot multiple times, killed in Juniata ID'dThe man who was shot multiple times and killed in the Juniata section of Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon has been identified.


Rare van Gogh, Giacometti sculpture fetch millions

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:37

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Sotheby’s shows Vincent van Gogh's "Still Life, Vase With Daisies and Poppies." One of the few works sold during his lifetime and was painted weeks before his death; the painting could sell for up to $50 million when it goes up on the block at Sotheby’s on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A rare piece of artwork painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death sold for $61.8 million Tuesday and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti took in over $100 million at a sale kicking off New York City's fall art auctions of impressionist and modern art.


Republicans poised to expand control of U.S. House

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:29
By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - With all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives up for election on Tuesday, Republicans are expected to expand their majority amid dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama, whose approval ratings have dipped to 38 percent. Republicans, who currently control 233 out of 435 seats in the House, may pick up 10 or more in Tuesday's balloting – not enough to override a presidential veto but good for bragging rights as the party accumulates what could be its biggest majority since the late 1940s. ...

Oklahoma officer charged in 3 more sex assaults

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:24
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer already accused in the sexual assault of 10 women has been charged with assaulting three more.

US seeks UN sanctions in South Sudan conflict

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:13
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.S. official says the United States is seeking a U.N. resolution that would authorize sanctions against individuals undermining South Sudan's political stability and abusing human rights.

AP PHOTOS: Americans cast ballots on Election Day

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:30

Bob Wootten raises flags outside the old Brown School as he prepares to open the polling place for voters in the midterm elections Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in rural Wellsville, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)From a one room courthouse in rural Georgia to the Venice Beach lifeguard headquarters in Los Angeles, public campaigning gives way to the privacy of the voting booth. Control of the Senate, the makeup of the House and three dozen governorships are at stake.