Many of the planes used by the U.S. Forest Service to combat wildfires were made shortly after World War II. The recent deaths of two Idaho pilots have brought the safety of the aging and shrinking air fleet into question.
A huge system of thunderstorms called a derecho plows through several midwestern and southern states, killing several people, causing heavy damage and cutting electricity to millions. More bad weather is predicted.
A new study says 13 congressional Democrats lost their seats in 2010 chiefly because they voted for the health care law. Today, they say they're pleased with the Supreme Court's move to uphold it. But will that help some of them regain their seats?
Royal Dutch Shell could drill several exploratory oil wells into the waters off the north shore of Alaska this summer. The potential prize is huge, but so is the risk, should there be an oil spill in the pristine and remote region. So Shell is recruiting locals and training them to confront oil in icy waters.
Earlier this week, Taiwanese-American attorney Grace Meng won the Democratic primary for New York's newly redrawn 6th Congressional District. If she wins the general election in November, she'll become New York City's first Asian-American member of Congress.
During the long winter months on the eastern shore of Lake Erie, sponge candy is a mainstay. But the temperamental treat isn't available in hot weather, so to get their fix in the summer, fans have to plan in advance.
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