WASHINGTON - Take a look at the notepad on your desk, your ATM receipt or the package of disposable plates you bought for your Memorial Day barbecue. Many paper products are labeled as being sourced from sustainable forests, and many consumers make buying decisions based on those labels.
WASHINGTON - More than 5,000 products, including clothing, toys and bedding, contain toxic chemicals that could be dangerous for children's health, yet stores still stock them and consumers know little about their content, an advocacy group reported this week.
BOSTON - The search for the Boston Marathon bombers ended Friday to the sound of flash-bang grenades and neighborhood cheers as the second of two Chechen brothers was cornered, captured and taken away in an ambulance.
WASHINGTON - Hurricane Sandy added an unprecedented dose of uncertainty to an already-unpredictable presidential race Monday, forcing President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney to scramble their campaign schedules and raising the possibility that some states might have to alter Election Day plans.
NEW ORLEANS - Responding to criticism that it hasn't been
forceful enough in its response to the largest oil spill in U.S.
history, the Obama administration announced a criminal
investigation Tuesday into the deadly explosion and installed a
no-nonsense Coast Guard admiral as the public face…
WASHINGTON - Company executives and top drill hands on the
Deepwater Horizon drilling rig argued for hours about how to
proceed before a BP official made the decision to remove heavy
drilling fluid from the well and replace it with lighter weight
seawater that was unable to prevent gas from …
WASHINGTON — Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens returned to the Senate a
convicted felon on Tuesday but escaped at least one verdict: exile
by his fellow Republicans.
WASHINGTON — After a one-day delay in jury deliberations, Alaska
Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial will resume this morning with an
alternate juror replacing the one who left last week for her
WASHINGTON — Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, at 84 the longest-serving
Republican in the Senate and one of its most powerful members, was
indicted Tuesday on seven felony counts alleging that he lied to
conceal his acceptance of $250,000 in gifts and services from a
now-defunct Alaska oil services …
WASHINGTON — Nineteen years after an Exxon oil tanker hit a reef
and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil in Alaska's Prince
William Sound, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the final lawsuit
lingering from one of the nation's worst environmental
WASHINGTON — As chairman of the House transportation committee,
Alaska Congressman Don Young flew at least three times to upstate
New York aboard a sleek jet owned by Robert Congel, an ambitious
shopping mall developer seeking federal highway dollars.