(REuters) - A tally of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico rose to 56. 5 million this year from a record low of 34 million last year but conservationists said on Tuesday the increase was too slight to reduce the threat of extinction facing the insect. The U.S.
WASHINGTON – Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked the Keystone XL pipeline bill from moving forward on Monday, but supporters of the project vowed to push ahead and eventually get a vote on the measure.
By Andrew Both Reuters More than 100 million Americans are expected to watch this year's Super Bowl , but there are about 7 billion people in the rest of the...
New England has the Boston Tea Party and cream pie, Seattle has Starbucks and marijuana but only one will be crowned Super Bowl champions after an East Coast versus West Coast clash of teams as different as the cities they represent. It will be Beantown versus the Emerald City in the Arizona desert on Feb.
By Simon Evans SEATTLE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks' improbable come-from-behind win over the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's NFC championship game will be remembered for the key turning points that produced a jaw-dropping finale. Two rushing touchdowns, a recovered onside kick, a two-point conversion and then Russell Wilson's perfectly executed game-winning pass in overtime. But what is less easy to fit into the highlight package is the pivotal role of the Seattle defense -- the foundation of the team's success in reaching two consecutive Super Bowls. They NFL's top-rank
By Larry Fine FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Jan 19 (Reuters) - Tom Brady briskly handled his news conference on Sunday after another postseason win had taken him to the Super Bowl, though a few moments later he revealed the spark that drives him. Brady let his polished guard down when he stopped to talk with former teammate Willie McGinest of the NFL Network in the concrete hallway leading out of Gillette Stadium. "I still feel like a young kid out there.
By Frank Pingue Jan 19 (Reuters) - The Super Bowl has an unwanted reputation for being a bust rather than an edge-of-your-seat thriller, but this year's NFL championship game between the two most dominant regular-season teams has the makings of an instant classic. After punching their Super Bowl tickets with contrasting wins in their respective conference championships on Sunday, the New England Patriots and defending champion Seattle Seahawks have set up a rare Super Bowl clash of No. 1 seeds. The tantalizing matchup, scheduled for Feb.
LOS ANGELES - Two climbers completed a historic 19-day ascent to the summit of Yosemite National Park's El Capitan in California on Wednesday after scaling the rock formation's 3,000-foot sheer granite face without climbing tools, representatives said. Tommy Caldwell, 36, and Kevin Jorgeson, 30, made it to the top of El Capitan at 3:30 p.m., spokeswoman Jess Clayton of clothing company Patagonia, which played a sponsorship role in the climb, said in an email. The two men, who were the first to climb El Capitan's so-called Dawn Wall without bolts or climbing tools but used safety ropes in
NEW YORK - Sue Ann Arnall, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil magnate Harold Hamm, vowed on Monday to press on with an appeal of her divorce case even after she cashed a $975 million check that Hamm provided her. In November, an Oklahoma court ordered the Continental Resources chief executive to pay his ex-wife about $1 billion in cash and assets when the couple divorced after a 26-year marriage
(Reuters) - Authorities on Sunday praised a seven-year-old girl who ventured through dark woods for help after surviving a plane crash that killed her parents, a sister and a cousin on Friday in rural western Kentucky. “She is one remarkable young lady,” Heidi Moats, an investigator for National Transportation Safety Board, said at a news conference. Moats said the NTSB arrived at the crash scene on Sunday but she had no information on the cause. The plane crashed early Friday evening into woods near Eddyville, Kentucky, killing the pilot, Marty Gutzler,