Company finds gaps in underwater oil pipeline's coating

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The company that operates twin oil pipelines in the waterway linking Lake Huron and Lake Michigan said Wednesday it has found a number of gaps in a protective layer of enamel coating on the pipes.


  • Written by By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

GOP's Josh Mandel targets act barring church politicking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel announced Tuesday the creation of a faith outreach team whose first goal is the repeal of a federal law prohibiting religious organizations and other charitable groups from backing political candidates.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press