The issues that mattered most to voters, including sluggish economic growth and the high unemployment rate, figured prominently in the governor election results.
A tattoo is seen on the back of LCPL. James Edward Orr, 20, from Eufaula, Alabama and of the First Battallion Eighth Marines at a combat outpost in Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.
A recent poll showed Republican Carl Paladino narrowing the gap on Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the New York gubernatorial race. Cuomo has responded by showing his angry side.
Crisis experts say: Take gaffe-prone CEO Tony Hayward off the air. Lay out a concrete plan to help devastated communities. Bring trusted figures like Warren Buffett or Colin Powell to the discussion.
ARAB SPRING - 2010, Tunisia - The wave of protests still sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa began in Tunisia in response to a young man's self-immolation to protest police corruption and violence. The uprisings spread to Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, and continues in Syria. Here, protesters stand atop a police vehicle in front of the prime minister's office during a demonstration in downtown Tunis, Tunisia, January 21, 2011.
Dogged by scandal and low poll numbers, New York's Gov. David Paterson reportedly will announce his decision to drop his election bid Friday afternoon.
New York Gov. David Paterson, already facing low poll numbers, now is dealing with reports that state police may have interfered with a domestic-violence investigation involving an aide. The state cabinet official who oversees the state police resigned Thursday.
Giuliani confirmed Tuesday that he would not be running for the US Senate or governor of New York. His main reason: He's busily involved in his security enterprise and law firm.
Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor and a Republican, is said to be weighing a Senate bid. Will his mayoral credentials help or hurt him?