| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:40 AM
The government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.
The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation areas...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:22 PM
According to the number crunchers at the Gallup Poll, President Obama’s approval rating is a little below average for a president at this point in his term. The average is 49 percent for a president in his 21st quarter, in other words, a little over...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:22 PM
If you think your government has dumped on you, wait until you hear what happened to Janet Fleming. The city of Bethlehem really dumped on her.
Last month, heaps of snow cascaded off a closed ramp to the Hill-to-Hill Bridge during the city's snow...
| Apr 1, 2014
There's a new tone in the latest report on climate change from the United Nations' expert organization on the subject. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn't just forecast the usual sweeping changes that are likely to occur as the planet...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:45 PM
Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday.
The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:07 PM
The freezing temperatures and storms described by the National Weather Service as "an event of historic proportions" forced the cancellation of nearly 3,500 flights Wednesday, with thousands more expected Thursday.
An additional 4,700 or so flights were...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Storms that hit the Midwest and East Coast last month were to blame for 49,000 canceled flights, the highest number for any January in the last five years.
An additional 300,000 flights were delayed last month by U.S. airlines.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Rising sea levels and more severe weather may be the two effects of climate change that have gotten the most press, but as the latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear, the impact will be far more widespread and...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Lawyering-up used to be a sign of guilt. Hiring lawyers to try to pre-empt a raft of independent investigations is a sign of futility.
Last Thursday, we got the results of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's inquiry into himself; General Motors has just...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Not since Richard Nixon assured an audience of newspaper editors in 1973 that "I am not a crook" has a major political figure so conspicuously defended his character as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done in declaring, "I am not a bully."
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Gov. Chris Christie, beleaguered back in New Jersey and in the national media over the scandal of contrived traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, unveiled his strategy for putting his 2016 presidential aspirations back on track the other day...