Canada tightens its control in Arctic

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, center, and Minister of the Environment John Baird, right, talk to navigator Ryan Hull while touring the coast guard ship Nahidik north of the Arctic Circle in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories on Wednesday.Canada’s prime minister moved to firm up control of disputed Arctic waters Wednesday by announcing stricter registration requirements for ships sailing in the Northwest Passage.

Louisiana eyes Gustav, activates Guard troops (AP)

Contractor Lawson 'Sonny' Brannan discusses his plans for the approaching storm Gustav in New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. The third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is on Aug. 29. Area residents are keeping a close eye on Gustav in the Caribbean, which forecasters are predicting could make landfall somewhere along the Gulf Coast as early as Monday, and officials are making plans early to evacuate people, pets and hospitals in an attempt to avoid a Katrina-style chaos. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)AP – On the eve of Hurricane Katrina’s third anniversary, a nervous New Orleans watched Wednesday as another storm threatened to test everything the city has rebuilt, and officials made preliminary plans to evacuate people, pets and hospitals in an attempt to avoid a Katrina-style chaos.

Factory had tension between union, immigrants

Union bosses in this region of rural Mississippi have long grumbled that the largest factories here hire illegal immigrants, and that the immigrants were starting to get more overtime and supervisory positions.

Administration wants changes in workplace rules

The Bush administration is proposing that workplace hazard standards be subject to more public and expert scrutiny before being adopted. Critics say the proposals could make it harder to limit worker exposure to carcinogens and other toxic materials.

Analysis: Clinton loses but remains a force

A vanquished guest at another’s coronation, Hillary Rodham Clinton proved this week she is still a political force — in the short term and for the future.

2 US military accused of Afghan contract bribery

Two U.S. military personnel and four contractors have been indicted on bribery and conspiracy charges involving Department of Defense contracts in Afghanistan.