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Top 5 races to watch in the Plains States

There aren't many competitive races in the Plains States, but the region features some critical contests that could signal how well Republicans and Democrats are faring across the country.

A trio of races dropped off the regional top five list ...

Top 5 races to watch in the West

If Republicans can win the Alaska Senate race, they would be in strong position to win that chamber's majority. And picking up a House seat or two in California would likely be the icing on a very good night for Republicans.

Three races dropped ...

Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire and new talks

JERUSALEM -- Israel and the militant Islamist group Hamas halted mutual attacks Tuesday evening after agreeing to an indefinite cease-fire to end seven weeks of fighting.

The two sides accepted a proposal by Egyptian mediators for an immediate ...