The US is home to more than 211 million drivers, over 250 million passenger vehicles, and nearly 4 million miles of road. More than three quarters of people drive to work every day, and the average American spends more than 100 minutes per day driving.Why, then, does it seem like so few drivers know the rules of the road? Take our driver's test to see if you belong behind the wheel.
President Obama's pledge to end US support for overseas coal projects is on the chopping block, as Congress debates the future of the US Export-Import Bank. A reversal of the coal ban would deal a blow to the administration's Climate Action Plan.
Most people now live in cities, the UN declares, and more will follow, perhaps marking the 21st century as the Urban Era. Why the attraction to cities? Perhaps it shows rising hopes for progress.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce tells a Monitor-hosted breakfast that the rockets Hamas is firing deep into Israel should be a reminder to nuclear negotiators that Iran can’t easily be trusted.