Republicans will get a shot at the governor's mansion in November's election, while Democrats avoid being shut out of House races in the state's "top two" open primary. Nationally, female candidates make gains.
The California Democratic Party, which temporarily lost its supermajority in the state Senate in February when a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct resigned, loses another seat.
Despite opposition from the major sports leagues and the administration, the Supreme Court strikes down a law barring betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states.
Soon after the author of "Trump U" started working for Donald Trump, he realized he was part of an appalling con game.
The naturalized American, called a terrorist in court, was wounded and captured in a 2016 shootout that ended a two-day manhunt. Earlier, he had detonated explosives in New Jersey and Manhattan.
After struggling through a large and intense snowstorm, the region is facing brutal cold. New Hampshire's Mount Washington has recorded a wind chill of close to 100 degrees below zero.
The agreement reached by House and Senate GOP leaders also calls for scrapping a major tax requirement of “Obamacare,” a step toward the ultimate GOP goal of unraveling the health care law.
The positions at stake in Tuesday's elections included two governorships and the mayoralties of several major cities.
Democratic Party chalks up gubernatorial wins in New Jersey and Virginia and is on the brink of major state legislative victories.