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Who Owns the Arctic?

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Warming makes the Arctic easier to reach, and its oil easier to get. But who does it belong to?

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Violent Storms Spawn Tornadoes Near Chicago

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Crews began cleaning up downed trees and restoring power across northern Illinois on Tuesday after a line of powerful storms ripped through the area, spawning at least two tornadoes.

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111-Year-Old Reptile Becoming A Father

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Officials say an indigenous New Zealand reptile regarded as one of the last living remnants of the dinosaurs will become a father for the first time in decades at the age of 111.

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Texas Beach Towns Get Back To Normal

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Surfers and joggers hit the beach Tuesday after Tropical Storm Edouard brushed past and caused little damage, while inland farmers hoped the storm's remnants would help ease drought conditions.

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Tropical Storm Delays Olympic Horses

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Two dozen horses due to arrive in Hong Kong by plane Wednesday for the Olympic equestrian competition have been delayed by a severe tropical storm.

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Big Cat Grabs Dog From Colo. Home

Posted: 08/06/2008 - A mountain lion crept through an open door into a house outside Denver, snatched a Labrador retriever from a bedroom where two people were sleeping and left the dog's dead body outside.

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Booger Is Back: Woman Receives 5 Cloned Puppies

Posted: 08/06/2008 - An American woman received five puppies Tuesday that were cloned from her beloved late pitbull, becoming the inaugural customer of a South Korean company that says it is the world's first successful commercial canine cloning service.

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3 Dead In China From Quake Aftershock

Posted: 08/06/2008 - The death toll from a powerful aftershock in a region of central China devastated by an earlier earthquake has risen to three, and more than 3,000 houses have been destroyed, China's state media reported.

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Helicopter Rescues Last Survivor Of K2 Tragedy

Posted: 08/06/2008 - The last survivor of the deadliest mountaineering disaster ever to hit the world's second-highest peak was rescued by helicopter Wednesday, nearly five days after the tragedy.

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The Nation's Weather

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Here is Wednesday morning's national weather summary.

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Feds Finalize Habitat For Endangered Bighorn Sheep

Posted: 08/06/2008 - The federal government is designating more than 625 square miles of wildlands in a California mountain range as protected habitat for an endangered mountain sheep.

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Oregon Issues First Report On State Chemical Use

Posted: 08/06/2008 - More than 40 million pounds of pesticides and herbicides were used in Oregon's farms, forests and fields last year, with potato fields getting the biggest dose, according to the state's first tabulation of chemical use.

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Edouard Starts To Weaken

Posted: 08/05/2008 - As expected, Tropical Storm Edouard is starting to weaken as it moves inland toward central Texas.

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Colo. Researcher Raises His Hurricane Forecast

Posted: 08/05/2008 - A noted hurricane researcher has revised his Atlantic forecast upward and now calls for a total of nine hurricanes this season -- an increase of one.

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Edouard Hits Texas Coast With Strong Wind, Rain

Posted: 08/05/2008 - Tropical Storm Edouard hit the Texas Gulf coast east of Galveston today with strong winds and heavy rain. But the storm has done little more than soak the travelers who came to relax on the tourist town's beaches.

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Islanders Doubt Edouard Threat

Posted: 08/05/2008 - Dauphin Island officials doubt Tropical Storm Edouard will be much of a threat to the island off the Alabama coast.

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Airlines Warn Storm Could Affect Flights

Posted: 08/05/2008 - Airlines are warning that Tropical Storm Edouard could scramble air travel in Texas, causing delays and flight cancelations over the next couple of days.

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