July 12, 2013 Diplomats from 24 nations and the European Union are meeting in Germany next week to discuss creating a nature preserve that could be larger than three times the size of Texas. Stretches of water around Antarctica are relatively pristine and home to thriving ecosystems.
July 9, 2013 Speculation about Saturday's plane crash has focused on the Asiana pilot, who had only 43 hours of Boeing 777 flying experience. But industry experts say pilot training regimes for major airlines rigorously prepare pilots to fly different plane models — and to work as members of a team in the cockpit.
July 8, 2013 After Asiana Flight 214's crash-landing in San Francisco, many weekend travelers were left stranded across the country. But the way airlines route such passengers to their destinations isn't based on how long they have been stranded, but rather on how frequently they fly and their "value" to the airline.
July 7, 2013 The insurance industry is bracing to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in claims to people whose homes were destroyed in major forest fires. But with government policies that indirectly encourage building in high-risk areas, insurance premiums for those living in the woods are unlikely to rise much.
July 6, 2013 Factories are running at full capacity to try to keep up with the surging demand for ammunition in the U.S. The current shortage has prompted more shooters to take up "reloading," or making one's own ammo. But now, even the components needed to make one's own bullets are harder to come by.
July 4, 2013 APRNFor 20 years, Linda Smith was a successful ER doctor. But she started to regret doing painful procedures on patients without having the time to sit down and talk with them. So she became a palliative care doctor, one of a growing number helping people deal with life-threatening illnesses.
July 3, 2013 The small town of Gettysburg, Pa., has rolled out the red carpet for tens of thousands of visitors this week. The town hopes the tourists, descending to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, will mean a $100 million boost to the local economy.
July 3, 2013 Democrats see opportunity in Texas' fast-growing Latino population. But the Republican Party is strong in Texas — very strong. Still, the GOP is split on how to handle the upcoming demographic changes: play to the base or try to recruit new Republicans?