Sightings of cougars and coyotes around and within America’s second largest city are striking, if not completely shocking, given that they’re two of the continent’s more adaptable creatures. In findings recently shared by the National Park Service, scientists were surprised by just how close to humans the animals hunt and live.
Police officers Montrell L. Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola were shot and killed Sunday morning in a shooting near a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police there, sparking nightly protests across the city. Officials identified the gunman as Gavin Long.
The Republican National Convention (RNC) kicked off on July 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The convention runs through July 21.
There are an estimated 100,000 archaeological sites within a 1.9-million acre area of Utah’s red rock country that a coalition of American Indian tribes and environmentalists want President Barack Obama to designate as a national monument to ensure protections of lands considered sacred. The latest indication that the Obama administration is giving serious consideration to the “Bears Ears” monument proposal has drawn both proponents and opponents. The issue has become the latest battleground in the debate over public lands in the West.
Mourners and demonstrators gathered nationwide in the wake of the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers, and of two black men shot fatally by police, Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.
After centuries of overfishing, pollution, foreign competition and increasing government regulation, the latest challenge for area fishermen is the one that’s doing them in: climate change.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving helped end Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought with a win over the defending-champion Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Cleveland fans greeted the Cavs at the airport on June 20, 2016.
City officials in Portland have developed a plan to foreclose on so-called “zombie homes” for the first time in 50 years. The booming Pacific Northwest metropolis is grappling with a swelling population and skyrocketing home costs that threaten to lock new homeowners out of the market.