Megastorm Sandy could wreak havoc across eastern U.S.

New York City announced its subways, buses and trains would stop running Sunday night because of the danger of flooding, and its 1.1 million-student school system would be closed Monday.

Plans for tiny fish have southeast Missouri officials on edge

The proposed critical habit area includes most of Perryville and its rural surroundings. This means the Perryville Industrial Park will be inside the designated habit area.

Palmer leads Raiders to 26-16 win against Chiefs

The Oakland Raiders defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 26-16 on Sunday. It was Raiders' first road win since they beat the Chiefs last December.

Obama and Romney on jobs

Barack Obama plans to create more jobs by using some of the money saved by ending wars to build roads, bridges and other public projects. Mitt Romney stated his goal is to put 12 million unemployed Americans back to work in the next four years.

Obama and Romney on spending and taxes

Barack Obama says he will reduce the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years. Mitt Romney says he will cut the deficit and get the national debt under control.

Obama and Romney on education

Obama believes the solution to the growing costs of college tuition can be addressed through increased funding for federal programs for college students. Romney believes the decision on how to address education costs should belong to the states.

Obama and Romney on energy

Obama plans to end government subsidies for oil companies and develop domestic production of natural gas. Romney plans to get "America and North America energy independent" by more oil drilling and permits.

Obama and Romney on defense spending

Barack Obama plans to cut $487 billion in defense spending, and Mitt Romney plans to set defense spending at a floor of 4 percent of the nation's GDP.

Obama and Romney on health care

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have opposing visions of federal health policy.  

Obama and Romney on same-sex marriage

Mitt Romney believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and Barack Obama supports same-sex marriage.

Obama and Romney on abortion

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney differ on their abortion stances. Obama thinks abortion is a personal, nonpolitical issue, and Romney wants to overturn Roe vs. Wade and leave it up to the states to determine their own abortion laws.

Obama and Romney on China

Barack Obama has sought penalties against China for unfair trade practices, and Mitt Romney said the country is taking unfair advantage of U.S. manufacturers.

Obama and Romney on Afghanistan

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have similar stances on the war in Afghanistan. Both want the war to end by 2014.

Obama and Romney on Iran

Both candidates plan to take action against Iran if necessary to prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Obama and Romney on the Middle East

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have varying views on the situation in the Middle East.