| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A brief video of bison purportedly “running for their lives" to escape a pending eruption of Yellowstone National Park's "super-volcano" had federal officials scrambling Thursday to allay fears in the region recently rattled by a spate of...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:10 PM
LAS VEGAS – Wielding signs and slogans, several hundred demonstrators rallied Monday to support beleaguered cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his family in a turf battle against the federal government.
They had responded to an alert promising a...
| Apr 12, 2014
Bay Bridge Boat Show
Sunday, April 13: The show at the Bay Bridge Marina at 357 Pier 1 Road in Stevensville will feature boats, equipment, electronics, clothing and accessories. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13. Admission is $12; children 12 and...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:18 AM
Get free entry to Everglades National Park at the Homestead entrance to celebrate the fourth annual "Vintage Day."
Turn-of-the-century South Florida history comes alive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as costumed Gladesmen, gator and plume hunters, park wardens,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:30 AM
If you want to know what a national park smells like, head to Yosemite National Park and inhale. Maybe you'll catch the sweet scent of lupine or the butterscotch aroma of a ponderosa pine. What you are unlikely to smell is wild strawberries -- unless...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:33 PM
The mountain lion known as P-22 looked majestic just a few months ago, in a trail-camera photo shot against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign.
But when a remote camera in Griffith Park captured an image of the puma more recently, it showed a thinner...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:19 AM
It's National Park Week, so why not be wild and free.
From April 19-27, the National Park Service is celebrating the nation's more than 400 parks with special events and activities.
To launch "National Park Week: Go Wild" this weekend, admission to...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:32 AM
For anyone who enjoys bike riding or hiking, the path along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is special.
Riding there on a recent chilly spring morning, I see the Potomac River to my left, serene in some spots, roaring with foamy fury in others. To my right,...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Get outdoors and explore Everglades National Park for free Saturday and Sunday to celebrate opening day weekend.
The park service is offering free entrances at more than 100 U.S. national parks to commemorate the holiday.
There are lots of fun...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:23 AM
While money is the root of all evil, it's still a good reminder of who's in charge, and has been for 150 years.
On April 22, 1864, the U.S. passed a law so that for the first time, the phrase "In God We Trust" would appear on currency. The first coin to...