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  • Characters from Sesame Street (AP Photo)

    Sesame Street, USO team up for SC military visit

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. — The USO and Sesame Street are joining forces to bring Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover to the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort. The military support organization has scheduled shows for Tuesday in the military installation’s gym for 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The events are only for military identification holders and their families. The tour includes a new character, Katie, who is a child in a military family. She learns to deal […]

  • Sewage treatment plant (Stock Photo)

    Sewage spill into Va. waterway tops 14M gallons

    SUFFOLK, Va. — Thousands of gallons of raw sewage continue to spill into a tributary of the Nansemond River from a ruptured main. Media outlets report that the 9-inch break occurred during Hurricane Sandy. The cause hasn’t been determined but authorities suspect the storm was a factor. A Hampton Roads Sanitation District spokeswoman says more than 14 million gallons of sewage has spilled into Shingle Creek since divers discovered the rupture last week. Nancy Munnikhuysen says the flow has been […]

  • National nachos day

    (CNN) — This is nacho average Tuesday – November 6 is, more importantly, Election Day, but it’s also National Nachos Day! Nachos originated in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras. In the 1940s, legend has it that military wives from the nearby Fort Duncan went to a small hotel restaurant for a bite to eat. Even though the place had closed for the day, maitre d’ Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya took pity on the women’s hunger pangs and made them […]

  • Nor' easter threatens the northeast (AP Photo)

    Sandy survivors face voting — and another storm

    (CNN) — One week after Superstorm Sandy beat up the Northeast, tearing apart homes and lives in New Jersey, New York and other areas, there’s another worry on the horizon: A nor’easter is coming. Rain will start to move in early Wednesday and will gradually become heavier, according to CNN meteorologists. As the day goes on, the weather will get worse, with temperatures hovering in the 40s — bad news for about 1.2 million people who are still without power […]

  • Driver ordered to wear ‘idiot’ sign in Ohio

    CLEVELAND — A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children will have to stand at an intersection wearing a sign warning about idiots. Court records show a Cleveland Municipal Court judge on Monday ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to stand at an intersection for two days next week. She will have to wear a sign saying: “Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”The judge ordered […]

  • Aide: General in sex case threatened to kill her

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A former subordinate to an Army general facing sex crimes charges says the general started an affair with her in Iraq and threatened to kill her if she told anyone. The woman says she was honored at first by the attention from Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair. She said he was viewed “like he was a god” by his brigade. The AP does not name victims of alleged sexual assaults. Now a captain, she was testifying Tuesday […]

  • Romney casts ballot, campaigns as people vote

    BELMONT, Mass. — Mitt Romney has cast his ballot in the presidential election. After all the flights, all the speeches, the debates, hand-shakes, nods, gestures and smiles, it was time for him to vote and then hold curtain-closing campaign rallies in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Then, he had to contemplate the fall of night and the counting of votes, and hope for the best. His wife, Ann, was at his side Tuesday morning when the pair cast their ballots near their […]

  • Roy’s Folks: Political Collectors

    We’ve been swamped with political campaigns and most of us have had enough. However, one of Roy’s Folks, who¬† finds the whole political scene fascinating says the real winners in the election might just be the collectors.  

  • Biden hints he may be on future ballots

    (CNN) — Vice President Joe Biden further fanned the flames of speculation Tuesday over a possible 2016 presidential bid. While he was leaving a Delaware polling booth, Biden was asked whether it was the last time he’d cast a ballot for himself. “No, I don’t think so,” he replied, smiling. The vice president voted with his wife, Jill, Tuesday morning shortly after 7 a.m. ET at Alexis I. DuPont High School in Greenville. Biden represented Delaware as a U.S. senator […]

  • Roller-coaster campaign concludes with Tuesday’s vote

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A roller-coaster ride of an election campaign, buffeted by a superstorm and missteps on both sides, finally concludes Tuesday when America decides if President Barack Obama gets a second term or Republican challenger Mitt Romney will move into the White House in January. In a contest reflecting the nation’s deep political chasm, Obama and Romney ran dead even in final polls that hinted at a result rivaling some of the closest presidential elections in history. The outcome […]

  • Why Tuesday, why November, why elephants? Election riddles solved

    (CNN) — The finish line is almost here. Americans have weighed a plethora of questions in choosing their presidential candidate. But amid the quadrennial explosion of political ads, bumper stickers and debates, some questions still baffle: Why is the Republican mascot an elephant? Why are Democrats linked to the color blue? And what happens if the candidates tie? Below, a voter’s guide to such perpetually confounding riddles: Q. Why are presidential elections always in November, and always on Tuesdays? It […]

  • 21 moments that defined the campaign and America

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Remember Clint Eastwood’s empty chair? Romney’s Etch A Sketch moment? Obama’s disastrous first debate? The 2012 presidential race has been filled with stomach-clenching gaffes, dumb tactical goofs, nail-biting close calls and, of course, Big Bird. But, along the way, it has also given American voters insight into the personalities and priorities of the men who would be president. Will the next president have a fire in his belly? Or will he get caught behind closed doors dissing […]