As the US Supreme Court hears arguments on the massive health care overhaul, across the Atlantic Europeans are puzzled. Germans, for one, seem to agree that government-mandated health care is the way to go.
Efforts to make better use of food resources growing within the city are taking root in Seattle. It's part of a movement to bring urban foraging from the margins to the mainstream as a hedge against food insecurity and climate change.
Highly flammable and explosive crude oil from the Bakken Shale of North Dakota is shipped by rail, much of it by BNSF Railways. An investigation by Oregon Public Broadcasting unearthed charges that the railroad carrier mishandles safety issues for its trains.