Islamic center imam speaks - The imam at the center of the controversy over an Islamic center near New York's ground zero is speaking out as a broad coalition of Christian, Jewish and Islamic leaders this week denounced what they described as a rising tide of anti-Muslim bigotry across the United States.
CNN's Soledad O'Brien has an exclusive interview with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on "Larry King Live" at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday. Submit questions for the imam via iReport here.
BP Gulf oil findings - BP's just-released report on the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster says that "multiple companies and work teams" contributed to the explosion that caused the oil spill.Â It says there's blame to go around, but it assigns much of the early fault to a crew working for rig owner Transocean that "failed to recognize and act" on troublesome well readings over a 40-minute period before the explosion.
Colorado wildfires - A 7,100-acre wildfire burned out of control west of Boulder, Colorado, on Wednesday, threatening hundreds of houses, forcing the evacuation of thousands and pressing additional fire crews into action, authorities said.
Obama's economic push - As President Obama heads to Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday to roll out a set of comprehensive proposals aimed at fixing the ailing U.S. economy, top aides are knocking down suggestions that politics and the midterm elections are driving this effort.
In Ohio - a state especially hard hit by a slumping economy - Obama will propose $200 billion in tax cuts for businesses to purchase new equipment and write off 100 percent of their new investments through the end of 2011, according to a senior administration official. The White House said 1.5 million companies stand to take advantage of the incentives.