It's home-grown, plentiful, and touted as the best way to wean the US off Mideast oil. But there are limits to how far the US can tilt toward a natural gas economy.
Bankruptcy protection – sought by Harrisburg's City Council – goes before a federal bankruptcy judge. Her decision is a first test of whether the city's petition for bankruptcy protection can go forward.
Mobile homes on Lake Drive in Lower Swatara Twp., Pa., are flooded on Sept. 8. The remnants of tropical storm Lee poured water on the already soaked Northeast, closing hundreds of roads and forcing evacuation orders for more than 100,000 people from the Susquehanna River's worst flooding in nearly 40 years.
A proposed amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget has been the subject of congressional hearings for 60 years. But the issue is even older than that.
This March 30, 1979, file photo shows an aerial view of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pa. The small dome at center is where a partial meltdown occurred 32 years ago on March 28, 1979. A presidential commission later said the accident was 'the result of a series of human, institutional, and mechanical failures.'
An aerial view of Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Power Plants in New Jersey.
Harrisburg, Pa., is debating whether to declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy. As cities struggle to balance their budgets, more may consider the option.
Once a Category 3 hurricane, Fred had been sheared off by El Niño-spawned air currents. But the storm then traveled nearly 2,000 miles and combined with another weather system to produce 20 inches of rain.