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  • Senate races 101: Is the Democratic majority in jeopardy?

    Senate races 101: Is the Democratic majority in jeopardy?

    Republicans are almost sure to pick up seats after the 2010 Senate races are over. But they also have an outside shot at retaking the majority in the upper chamber.

  • Alaska's Lisa Murkowski: No. 7 on list of ousted incumbents?

    Alaska's Lisa Murkowski: No. 7 on list of ousted incumbents?

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) of Alaska could become the seventh congressional incumbent to lose a primary in 2010 if her too-close-to-call race with 'tea party' favorite Joe Miller stays in Mr. Miller's favor. The last time this many incumbents lost primaries was in 2002, when eight representatives and one senator lost before the general election. Here are the ousted incumbents, in the order they lost their primaries.

  • Alaska election results: Upset in the making for Sen. Lisa Murkowski?

    Alaska election results: Upset in the making for Sen. Lisa Murkowski?

    In Alaska election results, Sen. Lisa Murkowski's GOP primary race with 'tea party' insurgent Joe Miller is too close to call. Elsewhere, Arizona's Sen. John McCain (R) is in, and establishment candidate Bill McCollum (R) is out in Florida.

  • Insurance rates: Top 5 states to insure a car for less

    Insurance rates: Top 5 states to insure a car for less

    Insurance rates for cars aren't necessarily the cheapest in these five states. But their residents earn enough that they pay the lowest percentage of their median income to insure a car, according to new numbers from InsWeb, an online website that compares insurance rates. Is your state on the list? [Editor's note: The cost figures were changed to reflect annual rates.]

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/23

    A man performs with fire during a Hungry Ghost Festival parade along the streets of Keelung, Taiwan, on Monday. It is believed by some worshipers that the gates of hell are opened during the month and dead ancestors return to visit their relatives. The Hungry Ghost Festival started this year on Aug. 10 and ends on Sept. 7 with traditional Chinese operas, puppet shows, and concerts by believers to appease the roaming spirits.

  • Sarah Palin's 'mama grizzlies' have tough summer: Is she losing her touch?

    Sarah Palin's 'mama grizzlies' have tough summer: Is she losing her touch?

    Sarah Palin has endorsed conservative candidates in dozens of Republican primaries this year. But her chosen office-seekers have been mostly unsuccessful. Has Sarah Palin lost touch with the Republican primary voters who make up her base?

  • 'Pork barrel' spending: A big liability for lawmakers in 2010 election?

    'Pork barrel' spending: A big liability for lawmakers in 2010 election?

    With the federal deficit at $1.5 trillion, some voters are balking at politicians who tout a record of securing ‘pork barrel’ projects.

  • Roadside crosses for fallen Utah police unconstitutional, court rules

    The 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that 12-foot-high crosses honoring fallen members of the Utah Highway Patrol effectively endorse Christianity – and violate the separation of church and state – by going beyond the 'more humble spirit of small roadside crosses.'

  • Space shuttle layoffs for some contract workers

    Space shuttle layoffs for some contract workers

    Space shuttle layoffs, effective Oct. 1, involve 902 workers in Florida, 478 in Texas and 14 in Alabama.

  • Warren Jeffs: Utah court overturns polygamist's rape conviction

    Warren Jeffs: Utah court overturns polygamist's rape conviction

    The Utah Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the jury in the 2007 rape trial of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs received improper instructions from the trial judge.