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US economy adds 171K jobs, rate rises to 7.9 pct.

Updated: 11/03/2012 - U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October and hiring was stronger over the previous two months than first thought. The unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September because the work force grew.

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Frustration builds on Day 3 in storm-stricken NYC

Updated: 11/02/2012 - Subways started rolling except in areas flooded by Sandy. Bridges into the city are open, but police enforced a carpooling rule that appeared to worsen, not improve congestion.

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State-by-state look at superstorm's effects

Updated: 11/01/2012 - The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 75 people in the United States. Power outages now stand at more than 4.6 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million.

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In closing, Obama says Romney not agent of change

Posted: 11/01/2012 - President Barack Obama is closing the final days of the presidential campaign by declaring that rival Mitt Romney is not the agent of change he portrays himself to be.

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Romney says Obama doesn't know business

Posted: 11/01/2012 - Mitt Romney is continuing to attack President Barack Obama's business policies, including his suggestion to MSNBC this week that he would create a secretary of business.

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Consumers give US economy a lift before election

Updated: 11/02/2012 - Just five days before the election, there's a flurry of economic reports indicating that consumers are growing more confident and spending more -- giving a boost to an economy that is still weak.

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Prosecutor: Woman stabbed son 100 times

Updated: 11/02/2012 - Prosecutors say an Illinois woman stabbed her 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl she was babysitting, because she was angry with her husband.

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President returns to campaign trail

Updated: 11/01/2012 - President Obama is back on the campaign trail after managing the federal response to Superstorm Sandy.

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Four wounded at USC campus shooting

Posted: 11/01/2012 - Authorities say four people were shot and wounded during a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus.

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New York struggles, Obama tours New Jersey damage

Posted: 10/31/2012 - Two days after it struck, Superstorm Sandy has killed at least 63 people. More than 6 million households and businesses, most of them in the New York area, still don't have power.

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New Yorkers back to work under sunny skies following superstorm

Posted: 10/31/2012 - For the first time since Hurricane Sandy struck, there's bright sunshine today over New York City, after days of gray skies, rain and wind. The stock exchange is up and running -- on generator power -- after being shut down for two days. And limited subway service is supposed to start tomorrow.

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