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'Green' seal meaningless, eco group contends

WASHINGTON - Take a look at the notepad on your desk, your ATM receipt or the package of disposable plates you bought for your Memorial Day barbecue. Many paper products are labeled as being sourced from sustainable forests, and many consumers make buying decisions based on those labels.

May 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

5,000 home items contain toxic chemicals, report says

WASHINGTON - More than 5,000 products, including clothing, toys and bedding, contain toxic chemicals that could be dangerous for children's health, yet stores still stock them and consumers know little about their content, an advocacy group reported this week.

May 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
'Captured! The terror is over'

'Captured! The terror is over'

BOSTON - The search for the Boston Marathon bombers ended Friday to the sound of flash-bang grenades and neighborhood cheers as the second of two Chechen brothers was cornered, captured and taken away in an ambulance.

April 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Storm shakes up campaign, maybe Election Day, too

WASHINGTON - Hurricane Sandy added an unprecedented dose of uncertainty to an already-unpredictable presidential race Monday, forcing President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney to scramble their campaign schedules and raising the possibility that some states might have to alter Election Day plans.

October 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Feds launch oil-spill criminal probe

Feds launch oil-spill criminal probe

NEW ORLEANS - Responding to criticism that it hasn't been forceful enough in its response to the largest oil spill in U.S. history, the Obama administration announced a criminal investigation Tuesday into the deadly explosion and installed a no-nonsense Coast Guard admiral as the public face…

June 02, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Mechanic: BP official made fatal decision after long argument

WASHINGTON - Company executives and top drill hands on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig argued for hours about how to proceed before a BP official made the decision to remove heavy drilling fluid from the well and replace it with lighter weight seawater that was unable to prevent gas from …

May 27, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

WASHINGTON — Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens returned to the Senate a convicted felon on Tuesday but escaped at least one verdict: exile by his fellow Republicans.

November 19, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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New juror to join deliberations in Sen. Stevens' trial

WASHINGTON — After a one-day delay in jury deliberations, Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' corruption trial will resume this morning with an alternate juror replacing the one who left last week for her father's funeral.

October 27, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Senator indicted in corruption inquiry

Senator indicted in corruption inquiry

WASHINGTON — Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, at 84 the longest-serving Republican in the Senate and one of its most powerful members, was indicted Tuesday on seven felony counts alleging that he lied to conceal his acceptance of $250,000 in gifts and services from a now-defunct Alaska oil services …

July 30, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

High court to hear last oil spill suit

WASHINGTON — Nineteen years after an Exxon oil tanker hit a reef and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil in Alaska's Prince William Sound, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the final lawsuit lingering from one of the nation's worst environmental disasters.

February 26, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Alaska Rep. Don Young in hot water as FBI sniffs out lucrative donor ties

Alaska Rep. Don Young in hot water as FBI sniffs out lucrative donor ties

WASHINGTON — As chairman of the House transportation committee, Alaska Congressman Don Young flew at least three times to upstate New York aboard a sleek jet owned by Robert Congel, an ambitious shopping mall developer seeking federal highway dollars.

November 11, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

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