Crossroads of the World: Tourists walk at Times Square in New York on April 8. In 1904, Longacre Square was renamed Times Square for the opening of the new headquarters of the New York Times newspaper in the Times Building, now called One Times Square and the site of the annual ball drop on New Year's Eve.
National Ice Cream month extends summer fun beyond the Fourth of July. Delight the kids or friends with ice cream sandwiches made with homemade chocolate chip cookies and stuffed with vanilla ice cream.
Clean-energy advocates, environmentalists, and others descended on Washington Sunday, in what organizers say was the largest climate protest in US history. Their rallying point was opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, which would take Canadian tar sands and transport it to US refineries.
A Keystone XL pipeline protest ended in the arrest of several high-profile figures and marked the first time the Sierra Club has engaged in an act of civil disobedience. Can passive resistance stop the Keystone XL pipeline?