It may seem like wildfire Armageddon out there, given the tragic deaths of 24 wildland firefighters this year, more than 800 homes and businesses burned to the ground, nearly 1.6 million acres scorched and over 23,000 blazes requiring suppression.
U.S. businesses that had been looking at possible penalties if they don’t provide health insurance to their employees by January are getting an extra year before they must comply with the new law, the White House says.
With a tentative deadline of late Wednesday looming, we’re watching the news from Egypt — where massive protests continue and the military has said President Mohammed Morsi and his political opponents must strike a compromise by day’s end or the generals will come up with their own solutions.
NASA is sending a reliable servant into a retirement that will end with a fiery re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere in about 65 years.
With help from a WikiLeaks lawyer, the young American who admits he leaked information about National Security Agency surveillance programs has now asked more than 20 nations to give him asylum.
A judge ruled that the school district was not teaching religion when it offered elementary school students yoga classes.
With about 24 hours to go before the deadline set by Egypt’s military to work with opponents and craft a roadmap that moves the country past its political problems or have one created for him by the army, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is under intense pressure.
The simple, sobering sound of a bell ringing as each firefighter’s name and age was read brings home the sad story from Prescott, Ariz., where 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died Sunday fighting a wildfire were remembered Monday.
Secretary of State John Kerry is hearing from European allies who are upset with recent reports that the U.S. has spied on its friends.
The brutal heat wave that has Southwest states in its grip is being blamed for at least one death.