October 2, 2012 Syria gave the Hamas leader shelter for years. Now Syria has denounced him in withering terms, a sign of the changing alliances in the Middle East.
October 2, 2012 In another demonstration of how different the partisan lenses are through which voters view the political landscape, a new poll finds most Democrats dismiss the notion of pollster bias in surveys showing President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney. Republicans, by and large, believe it.
October 2, 2012 Police received a tip that revived the 37-year-old search for the Teamsters boss, but after running tests, it turned up empty.
October 2, 2012 The ACLU of New York studied the punishment for a year. It found that New York issued 68,100 sentences that averaged five months each.
October 2, 2012 Certain things always get attention during a presidential contest, including debates and gaffes. They don't really matter, one political scientist suggests.
October 2, 2012 WNPRMany cities spend millions on prisons annually, and often those moving in and out of jail come from the same neighborhoods. The Justice Mapping Center maps those costs, block by block, to help policymakers visualize where those public dollars are going — and determine if they could be better spent.
October 2, 2012 Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has conceded defeat in parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic, clearing the way for the opposition Georgian Dream party to form a new government. The country's new ruling party says it will continue a pro-Western stance but also seek to restore ties with Russia.
October 2, 2012 Crowds of anxious Iranians are flocking to foreign exchange offices as the rial continues to plummet; it lost about one-third of its value in just a day. Tough economic and banking sanctions, and an oil embargo, are at the heart of the crisis. Tehran is blaming outsiders, and seems unable to stop the free fall.
October 2, 2012 In this year's presidential election, more than 1 out of every 10 eligible voters is Hispanic, and Hispanic political clout is growing. But while Spanish-language ad spending by the campaigns is eight times what was spent in 2008, that spending has been focused mainly on just seven media markets.
October 2, 2012 Under pressure from economic sanctions, Iran's currency is tumbling. It has lost about 25 percent of its value in the past week. Two years ago, the rial traded at 10,000 to the dollar. Now, it's trading around 35,500 to the dollar.
October 2, 2012 Republican lawmakers want more information on the lead-up to the attack that killed an American ambassador.