By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) - A top American bishop said Tuesday the Roman Catholic church will not comply with the Obama administration requirement that most employers provide health insurance covering birth control.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S.
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government started the 2013 budget year with a $120 billion deficit in October, an indication that the nation is on a path to its fifth straight $1 trillion-plus annual deficit.
A soaring deficit puts added pressure on
By The Associated Press
A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to pass a Cleveland school bus was ordered this week to hold a sign at the intersection reading, "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus." It was the latest example of creative, and sometimes
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations, according to congressional investigators.
About 440 people have been sickened by
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The latest version of Microsoft's Web browser is now available to the vast audience connecting to the Internet on personal computers running on the Windows 7 operating system.
The redesigned browser, Internet Explorer 10, made its
By PATRICK E. JONESAssociated Press
BELIZE CITY (AP) - Police urged software company founder John McAfee on Tuesday to come in for questioning and help solve the killing of his neighbor on the Caribbean island where they lived.
But McAfee, the creator of the antivirus program of the same name,
By SAMANTHA BOMKAMPAP Travel Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Slightly more Americans will hit the road this Thanksgiving, according to AAA. That includes people who are choosing to drive instead of fly as household budgets remain tight.
In its annual Thanksgiving travel forecast released
By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
U.S. stocks closed lower after uneven trading Tuesday as fears about the "fiscal cliff" and Greece tipped major indexes between gains and losses. A surge in Home Depot's stock prevented a steeper drop for the Dow Jones industrial average.
The Dow closed
By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued its first opinion of the new term, saying a lawyer cannot combine two laws to sue the federal government for violating identity theft protection laws banning the printing of credit card numbers and
By ALEX VEIGAAP Real Estate Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. homeowners are doing a better job of keeping up with their mortgage payments, aided by an improving housing market and low interest rates that are making it easier to refinance.
The percentage of mortgage holders at least two months