Congress voted to renew a ban on plastic firearms that can skirt airport detectors, but Republican lawmakers blocked efforts to tighten the restrictions.
The U.S. lost an average of 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands from 2004 to 2009, according to the latest data published by federal agencies.
We’re circling around for another look at one of this week’s more talked-about stories: The Boeing 747 “Dreamlifter” cargo jet that touched down at a small municipal airport in Wichita, Kan., instead of its intended destination about 10 miles away, McConnell Air Force Base.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent in a case this week involving the death penalty in Alabama was not aimed at public opinion, but it could be Exhibit A for why the nation’s judiciary is falling in the public’s estimation.
More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires.
C.W. Bill Young, the longest-serving Republican in the House, has died, according to his spokesman Harry Glenn.
On her fifth try, the 64-year-old Nyad became the first person to swim unaided from Cuba to Florida, a distance of more than 100 miles.
Just before noon, I was sitting on the beach watching the heavy surf. At the corner of my eye, about 50 feet offshore, I saw a fin.
Civil rights groups reacted with disappointment to the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial.
Lanny Martinson was a 23-year-old Marine sergeant in Vietnam when he last held his dog tags. In the 45 years since, he thought they were gone forever