WASHINGTON — The United States has fallen behind technological advancements that have made small drones readily available and must update its laws to ensure safety, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, in his first public comments about a drone that crashed on the White House grounds. Continue reading
With a nor’easter threatening to dump up to 3 feet of snow in certain areas, five governors declared states of emergency in anticipation of the potentially historic storm. The NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports. Continue reading
Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has about 7 million acres that are protected from oil and gas exploration and President Obama wants to expand it by 12 million more. Judy Woodruff gets debate on the proposal from Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chair of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. Continue reading
- Fracking brine leak in North Dakota reaches Missouri River, prompts state Democrats to call for more regulation
Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday. Continue reading
Some female soldiers at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said Monday. Continue reading
The debate over racial profiling — already a hot topic on many college campuses — gained renewed attention this weekend when Yale University police briefly detained a black male student Saturday evening. Continue reading
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration will soon decide whether to put a killer whale named Lolita who has been dubbed “the world’s loneliest orca” on the endangered species list. Researchers disagree over whether to give her that protection since she’ll most likely be released into the wild. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
A crippling and potentially historic winter storm was approaching a large swath of the northeastern United States Sunday, which officials and forecasters warned could dump up to three feet of snow, produce high winds and cause power outages and flight cancellations between Monday and Wednesday.
Colorado colleges may soon begin growing their own weed — that is, if a group of state officials have their way — in order to study more in-depth the drug’s health affects.