By a two-vote margin, the Presbyterian Chuch (U.S.A.) declined Thursday to divest funds from three firms whose products help Israel enforce occupation of the Palestinian West Bank. Pro-Israel Jewish groups had warned against such a step.
As President Barack Obama's campaign intensifies criticism of Romney's background, some influential Republicans charge that Romney's message on the economy and other issues is short on detail and muddled at best.
Investigators in the U.S. Navy have determined that exam cheating is not pervasive among those training to become part of the submarine force. The investigation began with the discovery of a cheating ring on the USS Memphis.
The judge in the case involving the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, set bail for the shooter, George Zimmerman, at $1 million. The judge said that dollar amount was warranted because of Zimmerman's past actions.
After six years of reform, Massachusetts has the highest rate of health-care coverage in the US, but effects of its 'tax penalty' on employers are less clear. Some fear penalties are hamstringing job creation.
The number without power was dropping, but more than 500,000 customers were still using generators, hauling water, and camping out almost a week after storms knocked out electricity to millions in the nation's capital and beyond.
Number of injuries relative to use of fireworks has gone down, say fireworks groups, noting a trend toward looser state restrictions. But 11 were injured July 3 at a Pelham, N.H., home. Last year saw 9,600 emergency-room injuries related to fireworks.