ROVING REPORTER Your Smog Is Our Smog
I didn't fully realize until I arrived in Peru how closely people from outside the U.S. follow our internal politics. Peru has about as lively a political scene as you'll find anywhere, but headlines ... Posted on 9/5/11 at 5:14 PM
BOY SCOUT BLOG BSA Centennial Silver Dollar
The weaving of thoughts, cultures, and ideas into one American fabric is stamped into our National identity - E Pluribus Unum, "Out of Many, One."
This year the United States Mint will insc... Posted on 2/28/10 at 4:34 AM
STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Honoring Veterans
Yesterday people across the United States celebrated Veterans Day, gathering together in cemeteries, schools and clubhouses to honor the people whose sacrifices have made our many freedoms possible.
B... Posted on 11/12/09 at 12:00 AM
HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 3 this week to 1,672.
Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 967 rigs were exploring for natural gas and 696 for oil. Nine were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago this week, the rig count stood at 1,069.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Chauncey Billups made the promise. Kevin Durant made sure it was kept.
And by beating Russia on Thursday, the Americans brought a little joy to one of the players who will never forget what happened against the Soviets exactly 38 years earlier.
Durant scored 33 points to lead the United States to an 89-79 victory that moved it within two wins of its first world basketball title since 1994.
The victory came on the anniversary of the Soviet Union’s win over the Americans for the 1972 Olympic gold medal, a game with an ending so controversial the U.S. players refused to accept their silver medals.
IRENE, South Africa (AP) — The bars are stocked across America, and the pubs are getting ready in England. A 70½-foot billboard of Clint Dempsey stands near Penn Station in Manhattan, and there’s even a large poster of Landon Donovan in a store along Piccadilly Circus.
American soccer has never been more popular in the United States or its players more well-known across the world. And on Saturday comes the first competitive match between the U.S. and England since the great American upset at the 1950 World Cup. For one afternoon, millions will be watching from California to New York island. Like never before in the United States, this is the sport’s moment.
Rest assured, Canada, the national honor is served.
With a flick of the wrist from The Next One, Sidney Crosby, Canadians found Olympic redemption Sunday.
The pall of a luger’s death, a series of embarrassing glitches, a first half so dismal the hosts conceded the medals race, a loss to the upstart Americans in a preliminary game.
All but forgotten.
The United States pulled off its biggest Olympic hockey upset since the Miracle on Ice, stunning Canada 5-3 on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of an already mixed-up tournament.
Brian Rafalski scored two goals and set up another, and Ryan Miller held off a flurry of shots to lead the Americans.
It’s bad enough that Greece’s debt problems have rattled global financial markets. In the world’s largest economic and military power, there’s a far more serious debt dilemma.
For the U.S., the crushing weight of its debt threatens to overwhelm everything the federal government does, even in the short-term, best-case financial scenario — a full recovery and a return to prerecession employment levels.
By Tom Raum, The Associated Press
, February 15, 2010
Airline passengers bound for the United States faced a hodgepodge of security measures across the world on Monday, but all European airports did not appear to be following a U.S. demand for increased screening of passengers from 14 countries.
U.S. officials in Washington said the new security measures would be implemented Monday but there were few visible changes on the ground in Europe, which has thousands of passengers on hundreds of daily flights to the United States.
By Gregory Katz, The Associated Press
, January 05, 2010
I’m responding to Tom Magin letter published Dec. 14 in The Jamestown Sun concerning federal cap-and-trade legislation.
I oppose Waxman-Markey, the cap-and- trade bill now before Congress, as well as a recent Environmental Protection Agency ruling concerning carbon dioxide regulation. In fact, I testified against the cap-and-trade bill before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works last July.
Jack Campbell made 22 saves and the United States remained unbeaten at the world junior hockey championship with a 3-0 victory over Switzerland on Sunday.
Chris Kreider, Matt Donovan and A.J. Jenks scored for the Americans (2-0), who opened the tournament with a 7-3 victory over Slovakia on Saturday night.
U.N. climate negotiators looked Wednesday to the United States to bring fresh ideas — perhaps in the form of extra billions of dollars — to try to salvage a bare-bones political agreement by the end of the week on controlling global warming.
The U.S. must find ways of meeting demands by a suspicious world on reducing greenhouse gas emissions without exceeding what Congress will allow. It must also find the cash in a tight budget.
By Arthur Max, The Associated Press
, December 17, 2009
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