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.
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.
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.
Two of 2009's bestselling books – 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and 'The Help' – will both become films.
Houston sets a record for early snow as pecan groves and cotton fields in the South get snow as well.
Tareq and Michaele Saheli, the White House gate-crashers, wanted a reality TV show. Now, they find their lives under intense media scrutiny.
After decades on the US Endangered Species list, American brown pelicans have made a comeback.
Thrillmeister John Grisham tries his hand at a collection of short stories set in rural north Mississippi.
Robert Frank's candid images exposed the underside of midcentury America and were initially reviled.