| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The killing of a young black man by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the subsequent military-style police response to protests has illuminated two very disturbing phenomena. One is older than our republic -- racial prejudice -- and the other is...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:35 PM
— Before Congress hit the road for a five-week summer break, lawmakers checked one item off their to-do list: saving the federal Highway Trust Fund from running out of money within days.
But that nearly $11 billion fix only pays for road and bridge...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The Kremlin has struck back at the United States and the European Union, banning imports of food and agricultural products from countries that imposed sanctions against Russia for its behavior in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: I have a hard time feeling sympathetic toward Garfield County, Utah, Sheriff James Perkins, who claims the U.S. Bureau of Land Management acts like a "belligerent occupying army." ("BLM, local law enforcement tensions near breaking point in...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The village of Oakwood Hills hides on the edges of suburbia, away from major roads and huddled around tiny Silver Lake, an enclave of about 2,000 people.
There are no sidewalks, stores, churches or factories — just houses, some of them vacation...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Hawaii voters went to the polls on Saturday for the state's primary election as local authorities and residents rushed to clean up debris from one tropical storm with only a day to prepare for an approaching hurricane.
Voters are to decide a Democratic...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
HAMPTON — On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon.
Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Located at the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 25, the small city of Cheyenne, Wyo. offers a welcome stopping point to travelers making their way through this part of the country. From supercomputers and a surprising food scene to outdoor adventure and...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:07 PM
The Nature Conservancy recently helped broker a deal in which the Walt Disney Co. will obtain carbon credits from the Bethlehem Authority, which owns sensitive woodlands surrounding the city's water supply in the Poconos. The deal provides the authority...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Pastor Elbert Street noticed a small crack in the wall behind the pulpit at Grace Christian Baptist Church.
It widened. Then a branch appeared. A cluster of leaves unfurled.
That was when Street realized that something was growing between the walls of...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors approved a far-reaching land use plan for the Santa Monica Mountains Tuesday, over the objections of a group of vineyard owners but with support from a broad coalition of environmentalists, equestrians and homeowners....