In the last two midterm elections, in 2006 and 2010, partisan waves shaped the outcomes, delivering big victories first to the Democrats, then to the Republicans. This time around, that doesn't seem to be happening.
In a seemingly dismal year for Democrats, who face the prospect of losing House seats and possibly control of the Senate, there is one bright spot: a chance to elect governors in several states run by Republicans.
More than a third of adults have smoked it ? including the last three presidents. Dozens of songs and movies have been made about it.
Every weekday, about a dozen large garbage trucks peel away from the oil boom that has spread through western North Dakota to bump along a gravel road to the McKenzie County landfill.
Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, best known for her role as the daughter of Mel Gibson's character in the 2000 hit movie "The Patriot," died Saturday in Texas, the Houston coroner confirmed. She was 21. Bartusiak's mother, Helen Bartusiak, told the Associated Press her daughter was found unresponsive on her bed Saturday by her boyfriend. She was living in a garage apartment at her parents' home. Helen Bartusiak said her attempts to resuscitate her daughter did not work. Her daughter, she said, had been healthy and did not drink or do drugs and the family did not yet know a cause of death. Bartusiak appeared in a number of films and TV shows,...