This is AP News Minute.
Americans went to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to elect the country's first woman president or hand power to a real estate mogul known for proposing unorthodox cures for various problems plaguing the nation. The unexpectedly close race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has also been watched closely by U.S. allies. The results can have a profound impact on their security and economic relations.
Stocks are trading higher after recovering from an early stumble. Investors are still keeping an eye on the presidential race, but the surge higher that began Monday is being attributed to Hillary Clinton's chances of winning the presidency appearing to improve.
Some voters are going from the polls to a cemetery in Rochester, New York, paying respect to women's suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony, symbolizing the historic day where Americans got the chance to vote for a woman for the first time for president.
And President Barack Obama spent the his Election Day morning playing a round of basketball before heading into the Oval Office. Obama voted earlier for the presidential election in October in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
Susan Yee Gaffney, the Associated Press with AP News Minute.