By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - The nation's Roman Catholic bishops on Wednesday promised steadfast opposition to President Barack Obama's mandate that birth control be covered by health insurance, saying it is one of many threats to religious freedom in g
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An air tanker dropping retardant on a southern Utah wildfire earlier this month veered off its flight path while following a lead plane moments before crashing into mountainous terrain, killing both pilots aboard, according t
By JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Regulators grounded Air Nigeria for safety checks Wednesday, while the company's top executive claimed instead that he had stopped flights from the country's second-largest airline to "reorganize" after its engineers h
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate passage of a half-trillion dollar farm and food bill depends in part on resolving a dispute over subsidies between Southern rice and peanut growers and Northern corn and soybean producers.
By The Associated Press
SEEKING SAFETY: The still-unsettled situation in Europe kept demand strong for precious metals. Gold and silver each rose about 1 percent. Platinum gained nearly half a percent.