BOSTON -- Cardinal Bernard Law said he hoped his resignation would bring 'healing, reconciliation and unity' to the Boston Archdiocese, after an agonizing year of revelations of sexual abuse by priests and failures by the church to confront the problem.
Lott denounces racism and segregation, struggles to keep job
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott apologized Friday for reopening old racial wounds with remarks on segregation, and asked 'forbearance and forgiveness' as he struggled to quell a controversy that threatened his hold on power.
Bush launches smallpox vaccination program
WASHINGTON -- Smallpox vaccinations are beginning anew, three decades after the program was halted, as President Bush said the threat of a bioterror attack with the virus is real though not imminent.
World in brief
Court tells Chavez to vacate stations
Locked doors delay disease center query
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.N. teams were held up for two hours Friday at a newly declared site -- an infectious diseases center -- forcing inspectors to use their hotline to higher Iraqi authorities for the first time since returning to the country last month.
U.S.: 'Axis of evil' may be nuclear threats
WASHINGTON -- The countries dubbed an axis of evil by President Bush may be going nuclear, U.S. officials fear.
AmeriCorps investigated over new enrollment freeze
WASHINGTON -- AmeriCorps' decision last month to stop enrolling new participants because there's not enough money to pay for their education benefits has prompted two investigations.
Nation in brief
Judge blocks New York mass transit strike
Fighting terror notebook
Kissinger resigns Sept. 11 panel