A historic auction block located in Fredericksburg, Va., which was used to sell slaves. City residents will weigh in online and at a public hearing about the fate of the controversial marker. (City of Fredericksburg website)
Aerial photo of Soo Locks, a vital waterway for iron ore and other maritime commerce between Lake Superior and Lake Huron that first opened in 1855. Today, only two of its four locks are operable, and only one the Poe Lock can handle the largest lake freighters. Image courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Sen. Robert Menendez is accused of accepting gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for pressuring government officials on behalf of the friend's business interests. Opening statements in his trial are scheduled for Wednesday. (Associated Press)