GOP keeps Senate control as Democrats fall short

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly certain of retaking control but saw their hopes fizzle as endangered GOP incumbents won in Missouri, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and even Democrat-friendly Wisconsin.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

Dems fall short as GOP wins 2 more years of House control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and Colorado that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump's divisive comments about women and Hispanics would make their own.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Marijuana, gun control, minimum wage hikes win at the polls

Filling a void created by congressional inaction, voters in a scattering of states tightened gun control laws and approved increases in the minimum wage. The campaign to legalize marijuana achieved a major breakthrough, with victories in at least six states.

  • Written by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

Major voting problems scant despite ominous warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election Day came and went with no obvious signs of the catastrophic problems some had feared, including large-scale fraud, intimidation or hacking.

  • Written by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press