Southern Baptists leaders are asking followers to put aside squabbles over political and social issues and look inward at a time when the nation's largest Protestant denomination is hoping to stop declining membership.
Mayor Dave Bing hopes long-term solutions to Detroit's problems arise from the National Summit being held in the city, but said short-term financial help likely only will come from the federal government.
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is defending her membership in an elite all-women's club, telling senators the group doesn't discriminate unfairly by gender and involves men in many of its activities.
Citing recent killings in Arkansas, Kansas and the nation's capital, Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday said new hate crimes law were needed to stop what he called "violence masquerading as political activism."
In a house call to the nation's largest doctors group, President Barack Obama on Monday made his most detailed pitch yet for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's burdened health care system, calling it a "ticking time bomb" that threatens the nation's prosperity.