Photo of boats going through the Panama Canal

Rediscovering America: A Quiz on the Panama Canal

By Patrick Maloney On October 1, 1979, the first step in transferring ownership of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama took place. On that date, the Panama Canal Zone, a 10-mile wide area surrounding the canal from the Atlantic ...
Photo of a Sea Lion on beach in Newport, Oregon.

Senate Sides With Imperiled Salmon Over Sea Lions

SEATTLE — A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are ...