On these Thursday, these are the stories making headlines.
Democrats on Tuesday captured the House of Representatives and are set to exert a major institutional check on President Donald Trump, while breaking the Republican monopoly on power and ushering in a younger, more female and more racially diverse political generation.
The votes are cast — and, mostly, counted.
Both parties made gains in the midterms — but which did best? Commentators weigh in on the meaning of the results, and what’s next for America.
Other words chosen for the dictionary maker’s long list include: plogging, vegan, Me Too, gaslight and floss.
Barcelona qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League with two games to spare despite being held 1-1 by Inter Milan in the San Siro.
Think you’ll be around for a long time because Grandma lived to a ripe old age? Not so fast: Genetics has only a small impact on longevity, a new study involving more than 400 million people suggests. Longevity is mostly decided by lifestyle, with less than 10% down to DNA, according to the study, published Tuesday in the journal Genetics.
Interactive maps and charts showing winners and losers in all the Senate, House and governor races.
Democrats will obstruct and investigate him in Congress – but it wasn’t all bad news for the president.
Chris Watts, 33, makes a plea deal over his wife and daughters’ murders to avoid the death penalty.
Travellers are advised to check their flight status with their airline before going to the airport.
The airline says a “fake” image of cabin crew sleeping at a Spanish airport damaged its reputation.
Live updates as millions of Americans head to vote in a poll widely seen as a referendum on the Trump presidency.
The party’s first task was to win back the House. But losses in Senate and governor’s races will sting.
The Fox News host, who had campaigned on stage with Trump, called midterm elections a “great night.”
The president’s critics didn’t find his declaration of victory to be very convincing.
The Nevada Republican Party will now be responsible for filling the dead man’s office.
The actor is raising money for a veterans charity called Homes for Our Troops.
Apple is no longer worth $1 trillion amid changes to how the company will report sales and a reported less-than-expected iPhone XR demand.
Oppo’s new flagship smartphone has a number of interesting features we haven’t seen on other phones.
Samsung is dropping more hints that point towards its long-rumored foldable smartphone.
Let’s be real: This is better for everyone’s mental health.