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WATCH LIVE: Senate, House, Presidential candidates give election night speeches

Watch live as candidates around the country give their election night speeches, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [Image via Elizabeth Warren on Flickr]…

Looking old linked to higher risk of heart attack

If you look old, you might be at higher risk of heart trouble. People with several visible signs of aging such as hair loss and fatty deposits around the eyes have a higher risk of developing heart problems than those of the same age who look younger, according to a…

Huge voter turnout reported nationwide

As the first polls closed on Tuesday night, early reports indicated a trend of high voter turnout around the country on par with the record levels set in 2008. Both parties conceded in the election’s closing days that it could all come down to turnout. And based on estimates of…

Europe and Asia leaders praise Australia PM for sexism speech

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Wednesday that world leaders congratulated her at the Asia-Europe Meeting in Laos on her now famous misogyny speech, which went viral on the Internet. Gillard, the nation’s first woman leader, made an aggressive speech in parliament last month accusing opposition leader Tony Abbott of…

Romney, Obama get first wins in safe states

Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney picked up his first wins in two safe states on Tuesday while President Barack Obama won Vermont as expected, US television networks reported. Romney won in Indiana and Kentucky, two states traditionally in the Republican column, and Obama prevailed in left-leaning Vermont, according to…

PA voter reports ‘NO PARKING FOR DEMOCRATS’ signs at polling place

A woman in Charleroi, Pennsylvania told local elections officials she saw five signs around their polling station set up to stop Democratic voters from parking close by. The signs, saying, “NO PARKING FOR DEMOCRATS” and “WALK THAT WILL BE THE MOST WORK YOU DO ALL DAY” [sic] were mounted on…

Romney predicts victory, turns introspective

ABOARD ROMNEY’S CAMPAIGN PLANE — Mitt Romney said Tuesday he is intellectually and emotionally convinced he will win the White House, and has penned an 1,118-word victory speech he hopes to unveil on election night. Sharing the confidence that his campaign team has publicly exuded for weeks, despite polls showing…

Vote glitch reports pile up in 2012 election

WASHINGTON — Voting went smoothly in Tuesday’s US elections, except when it didn’t. Some computer problems, as well as human ones, drew complaints across the country as millions of Americans went to the polls. One Pennsylvania voter highlighted a problem with voting machines on YouTube, complete with video, in which…

New storm prompts airline to cancel flights to, from New York

NEW YORK — United Airlines announced Tuesday it would suspend flights to and from the New York City area due to the arrival of a new storm to a region still recovering from superstorm Sandy. The decision affects three major New York regional airports — JFK, La Guardia and Newark…

WATCH LIVE: 2012 election results coverage

Watch live coverage of the 2012 election results, courtesy of NBC News, below: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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