Church members, who are opposed to gay clergy and to what they consider liberal interpretation of scripture, are meeting to discuss the church's future.
The islands were alive with vividly colored crabs, birds, and iguanas.
Inspired by a biannual baroque festival and the legacy of missionaries, young people join choirs and take up the violin and Vivaldi in parishes across the country's eastern lowlands.
New finds from Oregon and Chile support the idea that they arrived 3,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Homeowners suing the state say its disease-prevention efforts destroyed thousands of healthy trees.