By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues:
ABORTION and BIRTH CONTROL:
Obama: Supports abortion rights. Health care law requires contraceptives to be available
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Yale Law School is starting a Ph.D. in law, calling it the first such degree program in the country.
The program is designed to prepare students who have earned a degree from an American law school to become law professors.
The first class of Ph.D. students will begin next
By AMY FORLITIAssociated Press
RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) - A man suspected of killing his three young daughters unexpectedly contacted their mother Tuesday, asking to stop by for a visit. He later called her to say he had hurt the girls, police said Wednesday, and, soon after, authorities found
By KANTELE FRANKO and MITCH STACYAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Exploding freight cars full of ethanol made for a dramatic early morning scene in Ohio's capital on Wednesday, but officials said the train derailment that led to a hurried evacuation of an urban neighborhood could have
By KASIE HUNTAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Unflinching before a skeptical NAACP crowd, Mitt Romney declared Wednesday he'd do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation's first black president. He drew jeers when he lambasted the Democrat's policies.
"If you want a
By SHANNON DININNYAssociated Press
TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) - A fire at a private, liberal arts college in Washington state has left school officials scrambling to ensure academics aren't adversely affected and grateful that more wasn't lost for the largely minority students who make up the
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Drugmakers that market powerful painkiller medications will be required to fund training programs to help U.S. doctors and other health professionals safely prescribe the drugs, which are blamed for thousands of fatal overdoses each year.
By DAVID McHUGH and PAUL WISEMANAP Business Writers
BRUSSELS (AP) - Irene Fernandez lost her job with Spain's postal service five months ago, a victim of government spending cuts. Since then, she's been getting by on spending money from her mother and the $530 a month she earns grooming
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JESSIE L. BONNERAssociated Press
MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) - Robin Gilbert didn't set out to confront gender stereotypes when she split up the boys and girls at her elementary school in rural southwestern Idaho.
But that's exactly what happened, with her Middleton
By JASON KEYSERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - For cities and states buried under mountains of debt, it has become a tantalizing proposition: invite private financial institutions to put up the money to fix aging schools, dilapidated rail lines and beat-up roads. Offer investors