By By KEN RITTERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The federal government isn't going to tap the Missouri River to slake the thirst of a drought-parched Southwest, the government's top water official said Wednesday.
But rising demand and falling supply have water managers in the arid
By By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Delaware man sued the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday over childhood sexual abuse committed by the scoutmaster at his church-sponsored troop.
Melvin Novak filed the lawsuit in
By By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSAssociated Press
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A former janitor at a Tulsa megachurch who admitted to sex crimes against three girls told his victims Wednesday that "no one's perfect" in an statement in which he pointed to Scripture just before a judge sentenced him to 55
By By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa has become the nation's first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its application, a move hailed Wednesday by advocates hoping to improve the college
By By GEORGE JAHNAssociated Press
VIENNA (AP) - OPEC ministers agreed to keep their daily crude production target unchanged at a meeting Wednesday. But in a sign of internal rivalries, they failed to reach consensus on a new secretary general, a post sought by Saudi Arabia, Iran and resurgent
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Negotiators at a conference on U.N. telecommunications regulations say they've found one bit of common ground - how to call for help.
Envoys from 193 nations will decide between 911 or 112 as a standard global emergency number for new generations of mobile
By By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. That's part of a historic shift that already is reshaping the nation's schools, workforce and electorate, and is redefining long-