The testimony, by the associate administrator for safety of the F.A.A., was the most explicit statement so far that the epidemic of aircraft groundings had genuine safety roots.
The United States Forest Service has released new regulations for managing the country’s 155 national forests, after a federal judge struck down an earlier set of rules.
Corporations, unions and other interests spent a record $2.79 billion in 2007 on lobbying Washington officials, said a study from a watchdog group. The group, the Center for Responsive Politics, said spending in 2007 eclipsed the previous record in 2006 by $200 million, with health care interests, Wall Street, the real estate industry and insurers among the biggest spenders.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and North Korea may have found a way to break their deadlock over the long overdue North Korean declaration of its nuclear activities, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
President Bush wants his envoys to encourage Saudi Arabia to increase its overall support for Iraq, and other Middle Eastern countries to reopen their embassies in Baghdad.