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  • Senate votes to stop filling oil reserve

     
    Undated government photo of U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve's Big Hill site near Beaumont, Texas. (Source: Department of Energy/ via Bloomberg News) by Frank James How concerned are lawmakers during this election year about a voter backlash against...
  • China quake should wake up U.S.

     
    by Frank James As we view the images of the aftermath of the earthquake in China's Sichuan Province and the reports of an estimated 12,000 dead, it's impossible to escape the sense that not only could it happen here but......
  • China quake, Florida fires from space

     
    Satellite imagery can help us visualize large-scale events in ways that TV pictures - even those shot from helicopters - cannot.Here is a satellite view of the smoke from the Florida wildfires, which is easily seen from space. The smoke......
  • Dry out today; more rain coming

     
    We'll get one more day to dry out from the weekend storms, forecasters say. Then, a new cold front and associated low-pressure system will bring new rains. You can see the system in the blue and red areas of this......
  • Tidal flooding eases

     
    Tidal flooding along the Chesapeake is easing this morning. High water was flooding low-lying sections of Alexandria as southerly winds and heavy runoff from weekend storms piled water into the Cheapeake and its tidal rivers. A flood warning was issued......
  • NYC crane crash another prod for OSHA

     
    A large crane lies in this intersection on Manhattan's Upper East Side after it collapsed Friday, May 30, 2008 in New York City just before first responders arrived. (AP Photo/Seth Holladay) by Frank James It's still too early to......
  • Food, Fuel, Famine

     
    by Stephen J. Hedges U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer, who travels to a world food security conference in Rome next week, laid out the Bush administration's strategy today for meeting the current worldwide crisis of rising food costs and shortages......
  • Police pensions strike a nerve

     
    Hell hath no fury like a police union scorned. Just ask Hollywood commissioner Beam Furr. Or Fort Lauderdale city manager George Gretsas. Both have been in the hot seat after angering police in contract negotiations. Both have tried to take......
  • McCain speech: Starting now. Full text.

     
    The full text of McCain's speech has been embargoed until he delivers it. He's starting now, from Kenner, La., -- the site of Katrina, symbol of one of Bush's two biggest failures. It's supposed to reflect a commitment to address......
  • 'Hurricane McCain:' Fla. storm-warning

     
    by Mark Silva Hurricane season officially opens in Florida this month, though the big storms generally arrive later in the summer. When John McCain arrived in Florida today for a two-day campaign swing, he was greeted by a new Web-site......
  • Listen up, Barack Obama and John McCain: Congressman Tim Mahoney wants your attention

     
    U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney of Palm Beach Gardens is a Democrat with a trio of expected Republican challengers this fall. But on Friday, a news release from his campaign made it seem more like he is running against presumptive......