Golden eagles are protected by federal law. Still, this is the first prosecution of its kind, despite the fact that dozens of eagles are killed by wind energy facilities each year.
While the high-level meetings raise expectations for a deal, the State Department warned against jumping to conclusions. The last time, Kerry was in Geneva, negotiations crumbled at the last minute, when France objected to certain terms.
Competition and compassion meet on the field in Springfield, Ill., Saturday, when two central Illinois high school football teams face off for a spot in the state championship. One team is a perennial powerhouse, but the other is from a town that was all but destroyed by a tornado one week ago.
Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin ordered the entire population of Tatars on the Crimean Peninsula rounded up and sent to the deserts of Central Asia in 1944. Nearly half of them died. Today, an estimated 250,000 Tatars have now returned and are organizing to claim what they see as their rights.
As the new chair of the Republican Governors Association, the New Jersey governor's duties will have him crisscrossing the country for photo ops, fundraisers and stump speeches — fueling speculation he's readying a White House run.