National

(Undated) -- Four states are raising the minimum wage after voters approved ballot measures Tuesday. Despite being conservative states, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Arkansas voted to increase their minimum wages. The South Dakota measure calls for an increase to eight-dollars-50-...
(Undated) -- Louisiana's Senate race is going to a runoff. Three-term Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu outpolled Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy but she didn't come close to the majority needed to win the race outright. Landrieu led Cassidy 42-41 percent and tea party...
(Undated) -- Clay Aiken will not be taking his act to Capitol Hill. The former "American Idol" runner-up was defeated by Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers for the House seat in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District. This was the first try for public office for the openly-...
(New York, NY) -- Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice begins his appeal today in New York. The two-day arbitration hearing will include testimony from both Rice and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Rice is hoping to be reinstated and is challenging Goodell's use of...
(Undated) -- Mortgage applications are still falling and interest rates are rising. The Mortgage Bankers Association reports this morning that applications for new mortgages and refinancing fell more than two and-a-half percent. That follows last week's six and-a-half percent...
(Washington, DC) -- This afternoon President Obama will hold a news conference at the White House. More details will be released later this morning. The news conference comes right after Republicans took control of the Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections and added to their...
(Ferguson, MO) -- The parents of Michael Brown are traveling from Ferguson, Missouri to a United Nations meeting in Switzerland. They are expected to speak before the U.N. Committee Against Torture in Geneva on November 12th and 13th. Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. are...
(Undated) -- Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC are legalizing recreational marijuana. People in the nation's capital are passing their measure by a more than two-to-one margin. The vote's closer in Oregon but approval is running at nearly 54-percent. In Alaska, the...
(Undated) -- Republicans are celebrating big wins in governors' races across the country. Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Florida's Rick Scott overcame strong challenges from Democrats to win re-election. Ohio's John Kasich and Michigan's Rick Snyder also won second terms. Some GOP...