In Pictures Travel shots 2009
Minnesota and Ohio joined Michigan in its lawsuit to close an Illinois canal connecting a tributary of the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan. The states say the invasion of Asian carp through the canal could destroy the Great Lakes ecosystem.
12/29/2009 07:44 pm
Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to bomb a Northwest flight on Christmas day, claims ties to Al Qaeda in Yemen, pressuring the Obama administration's plans to shut down the Guantanamo prison facility. Nearly half of its detainees are from Yemen.
12/29/2009 08:03 am
Cold temperatures have boosted demand for home heating oil. Higher oil prices pose another challenge for the American consumer.
12/24/2009 03:21 pm
Environmentalists and neighboring states say Illinois mishandled the Asian carp invasion, which threatens a water system’s natural food chain. A multi-agency task force that includes the US Army Corps of Engineers is looking at ways to protect the Great Lakes.
12/23/2009 01:51 pm
Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama announced Tuesday he is switching parties. That could put pressure on other conservative Democrats, especially in the Deep South, to jump ship.
12/22/2009 05:05 pm
Michigan's attorney general takes aim at Illinois canal that, many worry, could be Asian carp's entree to the Great Lakes. He petitioned the Supreme Court Monday to intervene quickly.
12/21/2009 05:51 pm
Two of 2009's bestselling books – 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and 'The Help' – will both become films.
12/16/2009 10:43 am
Houston sets a record for early snow as pecan groves and cotton fields in the South get snow as well.
12/05/2009 12:00 am
Tareq and Michaele Saheli, the White House gate-crashers, wanted a reality TV show. Now, they find their lives under intense media scrutiny.
12/03/2009 12:00 am