Congo’s army continues slow advance

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s government forces continued their slow advance in a fourth day of fighting against M23 rebels near the eastern Co…

Staff cuts hit Iowa workforce agency

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state is laying off staffers at the Iowa Workforce Development agency, which provides services to unemployed res…

Religion news in brief

Sanford churches to hold weekly prayer meetings SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Churches in Sanford, Fla., have opened their doors for prayer to ease t…