The U.S. military is planning to shrink its aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf from two to one due to looming budget constraints -- in a dramatic signal from the Pentagon about the real-world impact of automatic budget cuts that still have not been averted.
For decades, supporters of renewable power have been singing the praises about the possibilities of capturing energy from the sun. But now federal, state and local incentives are being slashed, leading some to conclude the future of solar power in the U.S. is dimming.
A proposal to study whether Virginia should adopt its own currency is gaining traction in the state legislature from a number of lawmakers as well as conservative economists. The state House voted 65-32 earlier this week to approve the measure.