| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:54 AM
The White House announced today that Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Shanksville, Pa. on Tuesday, September 11 to deliver the keynote remarks at the annual September 11th observance at Flight 93 National Memorial. The memorial honors the 40...
| Nov 7, 2011
Facing a deadline to stop dumping toxic coal ash into Lake Michigan, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes are pushing for it to join Mount Vernon, Lincoln's Tomb and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace as a protected national...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 2:31 PM
ROCKFORD -- Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are criss-crossing Illinois today in a final push for votes before Tuesday's presidential primary election.
Romney gave a speech at the University of Chicago in which he...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 7:38 PM
Thousands of people attended a memorial service Tuesday to honor the life of slain park ranger Margaret Anderson.
Anderson was shot and killed at Mount Rainier National Park on New Year’s Day. Her suspected killer, Benjamin Colton Barnes, was a...
| Feb 5, 2012
Construction cranes rise like storks 40 stories above the Mojave Desert. In their midst, the "power tower" emerges, wrapped in scaffolding and looking like a multistage rocket.
Clustered nearby are hangar-sized assembly buildings, looming berms of sand...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is asking the Obama administration to explain why federal authorities haven't cracked down on the Occupy D.C. protesters camped out in a federal park downtown.
In a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the chairman of...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he's ordered park officials to fix a paraphrased quote chiseled into the new Martin Luther King Memorial on the National Mall.
Salazar told the Washington Post on Friday that National Park officials have 30 days to...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 4:33 PM
As BP oil spread across the gulf this summer, the company spread advertising money across the media, spending more than $93 million to counter images of the mounting disaster. That was more than triple the amount the company spent on......
| Sep 4, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is making it clear that he's in no hurry to open the door to new exploratory oil and gas drilling in the offshore Arctic -- not, he said, until more is known about the potential pitfalls.......
| Sep 16, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The White House released a speech from President Barack Obama before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Now that there’s new debate in D.C. over immigration reform, Obama dwelled on that issue as well. Senator Harry Reid said he is reintroducing the...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 4:35 AM
The federal response to the nation's worst environmental disaster may have been slow, but not this response....