5 things about Obama’s move to protect refuge from drilling

5 things about Obama’s move to protect refuge from drilling

President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend, announcing that his administration would pursue a wilderness designation for 12.28 million acres, barring drilling in most of the South Carolina-sized refuge. Here are 5 things to know about the battle ahead.

Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds

Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds

Police, fire and other emergency vehicles swarmed around the White House in the predawn hours, with several clustered near the southeast entrance to the mansion. The White House was dark and the entire perimeter was on lockdown until around 5 a.m., when those who work in the complex were allowed inside.