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
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is under intensive medical treatment for a "mood disorder," his office said in a brief statement Wednesday, more than a month after the Chicago Democrat quietly went on a medical leave of absence.
No details about where
By JOHN RABY and VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
LEROY, W.Va. (AP) - While her husband returned a rototiller to a West Virginia rental shop, a limping woman sneaked into another part of the building seeking help. Soon, court papers say, she was at a shelter with a horrifying tale: She had been held
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Agriculture Committee has approved a five-year farm and nutrition bill that gives farmers new ways to protect themselves from bad weather and poor prices and slices about 2 percent off the $80 billion the government spends every year on
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Universal Studios Hollywood has been sued for barring amputees from a theme park roller coaster.
The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/Nf8U4o ) says the federal court lawsuit contends two men were kept off the Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride in violation of the Americans with
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSAssociated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A hearing Wednesday will help a federal judge decide whether to keep blocking a Mississippi abortion law.
The state's only abortion clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, says it could be forced to close if the law is
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 AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Air National Guard said Tuesday one of its pilots briefly experienced an oxygen deficit while flying an F-22 stealth fighter last week.
The pilot was heading back to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a routine training sortie when
By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - The president of Eastern Michigan University disclosed Tuesday that she was reprimanded in the spring after an argument with an alumnus and she faces being fired if she is involved in any future public incidents related to alcohol use.
By RAY HENRYAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - America's first new nuclear plants in more than a decade are costing billions more to build and sometimes taking longer to deliver than planned, problems that could chill the industry's hopes for a jumpstart to the nation's new nuclear age.