When Shell announced it would end its entire program in the offshore U.S. Arctic, the hyperbole and finger-pointing began in earnest. But the record shows that much of the blame-placing and credit-taking is based on misunderstandings and myths.
In Oregon, the divide between urban places, which are booming — especially the state’s largest city, Portland — and rural ones, which are largely struggling, has often shaped the debate over guns and other social issues. Kirk Johnson
President Barack Obama pledged Friday that he would not sign another temporary spending measure after the one passed this week, a move to try to raise the pressure on Congress to reach a long-term budget deal.Peter Baker
The medical charity Doctors Without Borders said its hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz was hit early Saturday by an airstrike_apparently carried out by U.S. forces -- and several hospital staff were killed.Ali M. Latifi and Shashank Bengali
Alaska’s congressional delegation and visitors from the state were getting ready Tuesday for the visit of Pope Francis as he embarks on a tour of the Eastern Seaboard, including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City. Erica Martinson
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to shatter its previous political spending records during the 2016 elections in a campaign aimed not only at defeating Democrats but also at winning back the soul of the Republican Party.Kate Ackley