Increasing numbers of Americans can vote by mail or absentee ballots. This makes it harder for polls to gauge who the winner might be and means some close races might not be called for days.
A journalist folds up his tent at the media camp during the rescue operation of trapped miners outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile. The 69-day underground ordeal reached its end Wednesday night after 33 trapped miners were hauled up in a cage through a narrow hole drilled through 2,000 feet of rock.
NOMA – now famed after being named the best restaurant in the world – produces a cookbook.
Orchestra leader Marcus Tsutakawa and jazz band conductor Clarence Acox inspire music students at Seattle's Garfield High School.
Verizon 4G service will be available in Boston, Chicago, and Settle, among other major American hubs.
The Rwandan Education Ministry announced that it may cut scholarship funding for university and use that money for primary education, where it leads the region in enrollment.
A look at the global state of free speech.
A Supreme Court case challenging the Westboro Baptist Church anti-gay protests will test the limits of free speech, with First Amendment implications for other forms of expression such as Quran burning and racist demonstrations.
Sen. Patty Murray of Washington is facing a strong challenge from GOP candidate Dino Rossi. Top Democrats from Michelle Obama to former President Bill Clinton have vowed to help.
A new crop of games, led by PlayStation Move and Xbox Kinect, steps up motion-sensing technology.