Gray wolf numbers in the US are at their highest point in years thanks to diligent restoration work. But some farmers and biologists in the Midwest are concerned that there are now too many wolves in their backyard.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan 13 to 6 Tuesday, with one Republican joining 12 Democrats. Ms. Kagan now faces a confirmation vote from the full Senate later this month.
News that the leak has stopped, at least for now, prompts a national high-five, if not a whoop of joy. Eighty-eight days of Gulf oil spill minutiae may have dampened interest among the US public.
A Democratic House leader wants Congress to spend $10 billion to save teacher jobs. The White House has threatened a veto. Meanwhile, funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are in limbo.
Much of the drop in the unemployment rate occurred because disappointed workers stopped looking for jobs.
The House of Representatives voted 237 to 192 Wednesday for a House-Senate compromise on financial reform. But the votes necessary for passage in the Senate aren't assured yet.
A Thai Greenpeace activist wearing a gas mask holds a protest banner at the Ministry of Energy in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday. Greenpeace called upon Thailand's energy minister to divert all energy-related investments away from the nuclear energy option, and to invest instead in research, development and uptake of clean renewable energy.
Flying car has generated more than 70 preorders, according to Terrafugia, which aims to capture about 10 percent of the general aviation market.
President Obama is not happy over GOP opposition of the Wall Street financial regulation bill and a House Republican's apology to BP over the Gulf oil spill.