Saying “America is grateful for you,” President Obama awarded the nation’s highest military honor on Tuesday to former Army Capt. William Swenson.
The nominees for this year’s of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honorees have been announced and the band that many love to hate (or hate to love?) is back on the list.
The partial government shutdown begins its third week on Tuesday as the debt ceiling deadline looms just two days from now. Congressional leaders seem to be inching toward a deal that could prove acceptable to both sides and the White House. But, we’ve been here before.
A powerful earthquake has left dozens of people dead in the Philippines. The quake, whose magnitude was first reported as 7.2 and then downgraded to 7.1, struck near the city of Catigbian in the inland area of Bohol, one of the central Visayas Islands.
Authorities in Los Angeles were investigating a dry ice bomb that went off at the city’s international airport late Monday, causing no damage or injuries.
Indian officials are reporting far fewer casualties than had been feared when the large and powerful cyclone Phailin struck the country’s east coast Saturday. But the storm, which forced the evacuation of nearly 1 million people, has left flooding and destruction in its path.
Months ahead of the Winter Olympics in Russia, where controversy surrounds a law that targets homosexuality, the U.S. Olympic Committee adds protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation to its policies.
The handling of an oil spill in North Dakota is raising questions, after a state agency waited to tell the public it had taken place. A wheat farmer was the first to recognize the spill had happened; it became public knowledge nearly two weeks later.
Thanks to agreements between the Department of the Interior and several states, a dozen popular national parks are open again, at least temporarily.