Kevin’s Recent Stories
Politics Aug 30Walker: Building a wall along the Canadian border a ‘legitimate issue’
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said in an interview that aired Sunday that building a wall along the U.S.'s northern border with Canada is a legitimate issue that merits further review.
Nation Aug 18Obama administration approves Arctic drilling ahead of president’s visit to Alaska
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's approval of the final permit to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental…
Nation Jul 30Defense secretary wants security policy review after Chattanooga attacks
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is directing the military branches to review security policies — including adding armed personnel — in the wake of the July 16 attacks at a Chattanooga Navy-Marine reserve center that killed four Marines and a…
Nation Jul 28Investigators rule catastrophic structural failure resulted in 2014 Virgin Galactic crash
Federal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early.
Nation Jul 16Obama administration proposes new rule to protect streams near coal mines
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing new regulations Thursday designed to reduce the impact of coal mining on the nation's streams.
Politics Jun 29New rules could make it easier for Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition
The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans.
Politics Jun 21Huckabee: 2016 candidates should avoid Confederate flag debate
Republican Mike Huckabee and other GOP presidential contenders are staying clear of the Confederate flag debate in South Carolina, saying it's an issue that should be decided by the state, not the federal government.
Politics Apr 26Watch: Obama cracks jokes at White House Correspondents’ dinner
A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself.
Nation Apr 13New offshore drilling rules proposed as fifth anniversary of Deepwater Horizon disaster nears
WASHINGTON — A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in…
Nation Apr 11Lockdown lifted at U.S. Capitol after man fatally shoots himself
A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted after about two hours Saturday following a suicide by a man carrying a protest sign.