Stories for March 2, 2013
If they can block the Keystone XL pipeline, they can keep Canada from developing more of its dirty tar sands oil. It takes a lot of energy to get it out of the ground and turn it into gasoline, so it has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than conventional oil.
The president is always the star of the show. When just about any major event occurs -- whether it's a downturn in the unemployment rate, a natural disaster or some crisis overseas -- much of the news media ask how it's going to play out for the president, the central actor in our national drama.
Detroit is broke. Friday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced the state will take over the city's finances.
In Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, the "Last Great Race on Earth" begins.
Florida Atlantic University says it's standing by its deal selling naming rights to its new football stadium to a controversial private prison company. The Boca Raton-based GEO Group faces allegations of abuse and neglect at some of its facilities, and there's a growing call on the campus for the school to sever its ties.