November 18, 2013 An NPR analysis shows that the injury rate at the Revenue-Virginius mine in Quray, Colo., was twice the national rate this year.
November 18, 2013 A national poll released Monday shows many registered voters were reminded of the importance of national parks during the federal government shutdown. Congress did get more of a bruising on perceived responsibility for the park closures, but the president wasn't left unscathed either.
November 15, 2013 Beijing and Stockholm, Sweden, are vying to become the first city to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics. They're among six cities that submitted bids by Thursday's deadline.
November 8, 2013 Reps. George Miller and Joe Courtney are calling on the Labor Department to investigate "allegations of misconduct by doctors and lawyers working on behalf of the coal industry" and their roles in benefits denied to coal miners with black lung disease.
November 4, 2013 Investigative reports from the Center for Public Integrity and ABC News concluded that the program "helped coal companies thwart efforts by ailing mine workers to receive disability benefits."
October 29, 2013 The Center for Public Integrity found miners face a concerted industry effort to deny compensation payments, which includes industry-hired lawyers withholding evidence favorable to miners and doctors at a major university "helping to defeat the claims of sick miners."
October 28, 2013 Many thought the Halloween maze at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va., was in poor taste because of the region's experience with mine disasters. The park is about 300 miles away from West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine, where an explosion three years ago killed 29 miners.
October 21, 2013 The video uploaded by the Scouts went viral and the men may also face criminal charges. The organization said the actions showed a disregard for natural surroundings.
October 11, 2013 The Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty will reopen after Arizona and New York struck deals to foot the bill. Utah's Republican governor, Gary Herbert, wasted no time in wiring $1.67 million to Washington overnight so that some of the park areas in his state can open as early as today.
October 10, 2013 The Department of the Interior said interested states must have "an ability to fully fund National Park Service personnel to re-open national parks in their states."
October 10, 2013 A dozen of the busiest and biggest U.S. national parks have lost some 7 million visitors because of the partial government shutdown. That's costing the parks and nearby communities tens of millions of dollars a day and potentially hundreds of jobs, according to a new report.
October 9, 2013 County officials called the plans to reopen national parks to visitors an act of civil disobedience. The shutdown, they say, has starved local economies of tourism dollars, so they have to do something.
October 8, 2013 One local official said the declarations were pleas for the federal government to open national parks. The shutdown has has been devastating for some towns, because October is peak tourist season.
October 8, 2013 Documents show that chronic electrical problems at the NSA's mammoth new data center in Utah destroyed equipment and delayed the center's opening, according to reports.
October 3, 2013 From Acadia in Maine to Zion in Utah to the North Cascades in Washington, America's 401 national park areas have gates blocking entrance roads. National forest and Bureau of Land Management lands would nearly be impossible to close because there are so many access points.