It's Trump! Stunning outsider victory for 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Trump victory increases uncertainties for global economy

The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president creates new uncertainties for a world economy that's already fragile, say investors and economists who wonder how far he will take his promises to tear up trade deals and restrict immigration.

  • Written by DAVID McHUGH, AP Business Writers JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writers

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