By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Vilified as a chief cause of the global financial crisis three years ago, America's banks appear to be quietly on the mend.
Washington state officials are permanently blocked from enforcing rules that tell pharmacies and pharmacists they have to stock emergency-contraception products regardless of any religious objections, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has shown so much progress in her recovery from a bullet wound to the head that friends and family are making plans for her to attend the launch of her husband's space shuttle mission next month in Florida, a person close to the family told the Associated Press on Thursday.
Mr. Stevens noted that the financial services industry made mistakes, which resulted in weeding out shaky banks.
"Everybody acknowledges that, and many of those institutions are out of business today," Mr. Stevens said. "They've been absorbed by other companies. Wells Fargo has Wachovia on its balance sheet. Bank of America has Countrywide on its balance sheet. JPMorgan has Washington Mutual on its balance sheet."