Great Outdoors: Free Entrance to National Parks
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Looking for something fun to do outdoors this holiday weekend? Head to a national park -- for free!
The president has once again deemed all national parks free and open to the public this weekend in honor of National Parks Week.
In addition to free entrance, during National Parks week from April 19-27, visitors can partake in special events and programs, as well as National Junior Ranger Day on April 26.
According to National Park Services, 133 of the nation’s 401 national parks usually charge an entrance fee,...
Kansas City Highway Shooting Suspect Charged with 18 Felonies
Kansas City Police Department(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The man suspected of shooting at cars as they traveled on Kansas City, Mo., highways in recent weeks has been identified and charged with 18 felonies, authorities announced Friday.
Mohammad Whitaker, 27, is accused of shooting into at least nine cars, injuring two of the drivers, in incidents dating to the beginning of March.
Kansas City prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a press conference that police first realized there might be a serial shooter on the loose on April 7 when an analyst...
Obama Presents Navy Football with Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy
Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Naval Academy ended their season 9-4, a solid feat for any team, but their bigger accomplishment: taking home the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.
And Friday, President Obama presented the team with the trophy for the second time in two years and 9th time in the past 11 years.
“This is a team that also had a knack for getting the job done under some pretty tough circumstances,” Obama said.
“And you kept on rolling through the games that really mattered. In the snow, you beat Army for the 12th...