Newsom Elected Governor. Expect Continued Battles with Trump.

LOS ANGELES — Democrat Gavin Newsom was elected California governor Tuesday and used his victory speech to punch at President Donald Trump and extoll California as a beacon for all Americans who oppose "agents of anger." Newsom's victory ensures one opponen...

Voter Interest High, Problems Few in Golden State

SAN FRANCISCO — Steady streams of Californians crowded into polling places, vote centers and city halls in a state that has tried to make it easier for people to cast a ballot as campaigns slugged it out on Ele...

AP Survey: Trump a Dominant Force on Voters’ Minds

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was a dominant force in the 2018 midterm elections as attitudes toward the polarizing leader influenced the decisions of more than 6 in 10 voters. Nearly 40 percent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition t...

Baines Reflects on Eight Years at City Hall

Oliver Baines admits just because he and his colleagues hold the title of council member doesn’t make them smarter than anyone else. “We're really just some pretty average folks that decided to run for offic...

GOP Aims to Keep Senate Control, Aided by Trump-Friendly Map

WASHINGTON — Republicans aimed to retain Senate control in Tuesday's voting and renew their role as guardians of President Donald Trump's conservative agenda, banking on a lopsided electoral map that imperiled far more Democratic seats to offset Trump's deeply...

Top 10 California Results To Watch For Tonight

Tonight’s California returns will be watched nationally for their potential impact on the makeup of Congress, but there are major statewide decisions being made as well—the outcome of the race to succeed Gov. J...

Election Pits Trump’s Incendiary Politics vs Dem Resistance

WASHINGTON — A turbulent election season that tested President Donald Trump's slash-and-burn political style against the strength of the Democratic resistance comes to a close as Americans cast ballots in the first national election of the Trump era. With v...