Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.
Under the country's three-day experiment to control the deadly Ebola virus, people must stay home while health care teams go door-to-door to spread the word on prevention.
The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.
The hostages included diplomats, children and others seized along with Turkey's consulate in Mosul in June. As it celebrates their return, Turkey also receives thousands of Kurds fleeing ISIS.
Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.
How does the U.S. destroy the self-declared Islamic State without aiding the Syrian regime? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War about options.
A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.