November 9, 2012 The reasons include a stronger economy and a better-run campaign, readers say. Many also say Republicans just didn't have the right message. And, some argue, the news media favored the president.
November 9, 2012 Local prosecutors had earlier said they couldn't pursue charges related to alleged sexual abuse because the statute of limitations had passed. Federal authorities aren't saying why they have also declined to prosecute Bernie Fine. He has always said he's innocent.
November 9, 2012 Carter flew 77 missions over Europe during World War II. He was among the 33 men who were the first African-American fighter pilots in U.S. history.
November 9, 2012 "Just saw @karlrove in a bar. Aaawwkward," tweets the fake homage to the blogger who nailed the Obama-Romney race tweets. Being hailed as Election Night's second biggest winner continues to bring attention to the FiveThirtyEight.com guru.
November 9, 2012 Starting today, New York City and Long Island are enforcing rules about when you can fill up your tank. New Jersey, where post-Sandy problems also remain daunting, has been doing that for more than a week. Gov. Chris Christie says he'll re-evaluate the need for doing that over this weekend.
November 9, 2012 "What you guys have done means the work that I'm doing is important. I'm really proud of that. I'm really proud of all of you," the president says just before a tear comes down his right cheek. It's a rare public show of emotion from "no-drama Obama."
November 8, 2012 From full protection and full entourage, the losing presidential candidate quickly goes back to reality. When he returned home early Wednesday from his concession speech, GOP nominee Mitt Romney rode in the back seat of a car driven by his son. Secret Service agents were on their way elsewhere.
November 8, 2012 A police officer in Piedmont, Okla., (yes, Piedmont) saw the little guy let loose. Though the boy was in his own yard, the officer issued mom a $2,500 ticket. Now, the police chief and the mayor are apologizing.
November 8, 2012 Casey James Fury reportedly told investigators he set the fire because he wanted to leave work early. The blaze caused $200 million to $400 million worth of damage to the USS Miami. He's expected to spend 15 to 20 years in prison.
November 8, 2012 The micro-blogging service has warned many users that their accounts may have been "compromised" and that they should immediately create new passwords. While details haven't been released about where the threat is coming from, some users are pointing to China.
November 8, 2012 Sales at the chain's restaurants that have been open at least 13 months fell 1.8 percent in October. It's the first month-to-month decline for the fast-food giant in that important indicator since April 2003.
November 8, 2012 Some of those who were out of work may not have been able to file claims, however, because of the damage the storm inflicted on parts of New Jersey, New York and surrounding states.
November 8, 2012 The president's campaign fine-tuned its appeal to a younger, less-white electorate and got its supporters to turn out in much larger numbers than Republicans had anticipated. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney was hurt by a lack of money at a critical moment.
November 8, 2012 The 16-year-old secretly videotaped her 2004 beating. When she posted it on YouTube last year, there was outrage. Her father, Aransas County Judge William Adams was suspended. But too much time has passed to bring criminal charges.
November 8, 2012 High winds, driving rain and some snow brought down more power lines across a region still trying to recover from Superstorm Sandy. The storm added "insult to injury," NPR's Martin Kaste reports from Atlantic City, N.J.