76d6c7c4e9a2d910520f6a70670077ca.jpg - Washington Times
Skip to content

FILE --This April 15, 2008 file photo shows a male sage grouse performing  his "strut" near Rawlins, Wyo. The federal government paid $236 million to landowners in 11 states to preserve sage grouse habitat amid a debate over whether the bird should be listed as an endangered species, potentially hindering energy development and ranching. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday, April 30, 2014, that the money was paid for conservation efforts on nearly 6,000 square miles, mostly in the West, over a four-year period. (AP Photo/Rawlins Daily Times, Jerret Raffety, File)

FILE --This April 15, 2008 file photo shows a male sage grouse performing his "strut" near Rawlins, Wyo. The federal government paid $236 million to landowners in 11 states to preserve sage grouse habitat amid a debate over whether the bird should be listed as an endangered species, potentially hindering energy development and ranching. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday, April 30, 2014, that the money was paid for conservation efforts on nearly 6,000 square miles, mostly in the West, over a four-year period. (AP Photo/Rawlins Daily Times, Jerret Raffety, File)

Featured Photo Galleries

Mahan 3.jpg

Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.