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  • Historians fret fate of War of 1812 sites

    Historians fret fate of War of 1812 sites
    On a grassy hill a mile west of the Patuxent River, historian Ralph Eshelman can see the same bucolic view of fields and placid water anxious British soldiers likely saw when they landed in the summer of 1814 — the first stop in their campaign to burn Washington to the ground.
  • Construction trades building a brighter future

    You've probably heard the comments and congressional testimony from "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe, who describes America as "profoundly disconnected" from both an awareness of the people who perform the many vital jobs on which modern life depends and our...

    House pushes to limit president's right to designate monuments

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday to scale back the president's authority to establish national monuments, seeking changes to a century-old law that critics say has put wide swaths of the West off-limits to activities such...

    Coast Guard blasts Shell for ignoring risks over Arctic rig in 2012

    SEATTLE — A Coast Guard investigation into the 2012 grounding of the Kulluk, an offshore drilling rig operated by Royal Dutch Shell in the harsh Arctic, blasted the oil company for legal violations, poor management and taking undue risks,...

    Republicans seek to tap California drought for a political edge

    WASHINGTON — Beleaguered and outnumbered, California Republicans think they may have found a crucial ally — drought. Up and down the state's increasingly dry Central Valley, Republicans have pounded away at the argument that Democratic...