A transit strike that had paralyzed Philadelphia ended early Monday, alleviating fears that it would suppress voter turnout on election day in a critical battleground state.
Bus, trolley and subway services resumed after a tentative agreement was announced at 5:30 a.m. by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and Transit Workers Union Local 234, representing 4,700 striking workers, according to local reports.
While most voters in the city live within walking distance of their polling places, the six-day strike led to extended commutes as residents sought alternate transportation to work and school, leading to fears that the strike would have affected voting in the city on Tuesday. SEPTA provides about 900,000 rides a day.
Nov. 8, 2016, 12:45 a.m.
The scene in White Plains as Hillary Clinton lands after her final campaign flight. "Welcome home," supporters chant pic.twitter.com/0OWiuO0eF7
Donald Trump closed his campaign for president early Tuesday with a final dash into Michigan, where he vowed to "bring back the auto industry bigger and better and stronger than ever before."
"We're hours away from a once-in-a-lifetime change," Trump told thousands of supporters who waited until 12:30 a.m. to see Trump in a vast convention hall here in western Michigan. "We're going to have real change, not Obama change."
For a billionaire showman whose vow to make America great again has inspired millions of white blue-collar supporters, Michigan was a fitting place to wrap up a 17-month campaign premised on breaking Democrats' dominance of the beleaguered Rust Belt.
It was officially election day on the East Coast when Hillary Clinton stepped to the podium here at the final rally of her campaign, a years-long crusade that will soon make her either the country's first woman president or the victim of a crushing defeat.
This was Clinton's fourth event of a marathon day that had already taken her to Pennsylvania, Michigan and back to Pennsylvania.
But Clinton looked giddy as she took the stage with her family in a college gymnasium, her arms pinwheeling in a mock jogging motion as she strode into the arms of Lady Gaga and Jon Bon Jovi, the final two singers who lent their voices and star power to her candidacy.
In the final days before the presidential election, questions have been building about fairness at the polls.
Republicans have continued to warn of voting fraud by Democrats. Democrats have contended that minority voters are being intimidated by Republicans. Civil rights groups and supporters of the major candidates have launched poll-watching operations, while the federal government has sent its own voting observers and monitors across the nation.
Here's a recap of election issues, voting glitches, court rulings and related news as the country prepares to choose its next president.
Hillary Clinton is off to a very early lead in the 2016 presidential election, winning over the voters of Dixville Notch, N.H., by a 4-2 margin over Donald Trump.
Polls in the tiny New Hampshire towns of Dixville Notch, Hart's Location and Millsfield opened just after midnight Tuesday and closed as soon as everyone had voted. These die-hard voters are proud to have the first word on the big vote.
Clinton won half the Dixville Notch votes. Trump got two votes, Libertarian Gary Johnson took one and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got a write-in vote.
It is a rare celestial crossing that has both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spending election night not only in the same city but barely more than a mile apart in midtown Manhattan — and it is creating unprecedented security headaches for New York.
Not since they sparred with each other on the debate stage have the Clinton and Trump orbits overlapped in this way.
Clinton is planning a big bash in a symbolically glass-roofed atrium that is part of the Javits Convention Center. Trump will be ensconced in a Hilton a mere 15 blocks away.
On the eve of U.S. elections, the prospect of a Donald Trump victory is roiling Mexico’s national currency, unsettling markets and sending deep jitters throughout Mexican society.
While U.S. presidential races always generate interest in Mexico — which has deep economic, social and historic ties to its giant northern neighbor — the Republican candidate’s incendiary rhetoric has produced a singularly anxious focus.
Far from the excitement of Hillary Clinton's last big rally in Philadelphia with her family and the Obamas, there was a passing of the torch in Virginia on Monday from the Bidens to the Kaines.
"I yield the floor to the gentleman from Virginia, the next vice president of the United States, Tim Kaine," Vice President Joe Biden said, using the parlance of the Senate — a chamber both he and Kaine have served in — to introduce the man he hopes will succeed him.
Joined by their spouses on a college campus in vote-rich northern Virginia, both Biden and Kaine were reflective, Biden on the campaign and Kaine on his three decades living in Virginia.
Donald Trump returned to New Hampshire on Monday night for a theatrical election-eve rally in the state that launched his campaign for president by giving him his first victory in the Republican primaries.
A roar of cheers filled a packed sports arena as the former reality-television star emerged from behind a curtain with his adult children and other family members. They joined him on a long catwalk stroll to a center stage lit with laser beams and dry-ice vapor to enhance the dramatic effect.
His daughter Ivanka, who for months has sought to improve Trump's dismal standing among women, offered a testimonial.