Home » Posts tagged with » national (Page 3)

Spineless, And Now Homeless: National Zoo Closes Animal Exhibit

Spineless, And Now Homeless: National Zoo Closes Animal ExhibitInvertebrates make up about 99 percent of all species. But they're no longer being featured at the National Zoo due to budget problems. The Invertebrate Exhibit was shut down Sunday, less than a week after the closure was publicly announced.

The Twisty Tale Of The World’s Most Expensive Stamp

The Twisty Tale Of The World’s Most Expensive StampBlemished, battered and cut, the "British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta" is a stamp with a twisty tale to tell, one that begins in the hands of a young Scottish boy and passes through the hands of a killer.

After His Game-Winning Goal, We Ask, Who Is John Brooks?

After His Game-Winning Goal, We Ask, Who Is John Brooks?The name John Anthony Brooks likely didn't ring a bell for many Americans before Monday. But by minute 87 of the U.S. vs. Ghana game, John Brooks had become America's newest national hero.

Twin Tornadoes In Nebraska Leave 2 Dead, Others In Hospital

Twin Tornadoes In Nebraska Leave 2 Dead, Others In HospitalAt least two people are dead and 16 others are in critical condition after two large tornadoes hit northeast Nebraska, devastating the small town of Pilger and damaging other areas.

Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dies At 91

Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dies At 91Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on stage and screen at a time when African-Americans had few such opportunities, has died at age 91.

Attack On Mother In India Underscores U.N. Call For Action

Attack On Mother In India Underscores U.N. Call For ActionAnother brutal attack in India has highlighted once more the prevalence of gender-based crime in the world's largest democracy.

Minimum Wage Hikes Popular, But May Not Spread Everywhere

Minimum Wage Hikes Popular, But May Not Spread EverywhereSeattle may soon be followed into the $15 range by Chicago and San Francisco. Three states this year have already approved the $10.10 figure: Connecticut, Hawaii and Maryland.

In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks Off

In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks OffThe 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is now officially upon us. And it comes in the midst of a historic lull.

EPA To Unveil New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

EPA To Unveil New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse GasesNew federal regulations will be announced Monday that aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

WATCH: Otters Play The Keyboard At National Zoo

WATCH: Otters Play The Keyboard At National ZooIt's not exactly a scholarship to Juilliard, but the National Zoo's animal enrichment program has given a family of Asian small-clawed otters a chance to make music.