New Mexico fires, having blazed through 61,000 acres in three days, now approach Los Alamos. Residents have evacuated and the fireproofed buildings of the National Laboratories are about to be put to their second test in 11 years.
06/28/2011 05:00 pm
The 640-square-mile Wallow Fire remains largely uncontained, and the plume of smoke is becoming a public health concern.
06/11/2011 05:22 pm
Area 51 was not the site of extraterrestrial landing, but rather a Russian hoax, says investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen.
05/26/2011 12:55 am
Through rallies and concerts, the tequila party wants to mobilize Latinos to vote in record-breaking numbers in the 2012 election. A kickoff event will be held in Tucson, Ariz., on June 4.
05/25/2011 01:21 pm
Readers write in condemning sexual assault in the military, clarifying how the poor really are paying their fair share of taxes, and defending rural America from stereotypes.
05/16/2011 03:17 pm
Five airline passengers were removed from aircraft over the weekend. Law enforcement officials say that they do not believe terrorism played a role in any of the four incidents.
05/09/2011 05:46 pm
New York City lawmakers voted Feb. 2, 2011 to ban smoking outdoors in public parks, public beaches, and even Times Square. The Big Apple is the latest major US city to prohibit smoking in parks and other public spaces, adopting laws that are tougher than its home state's. Such laws are a boon to public health and reduce litter in urban parks, say supporters. Critics say they are yet another instance of "big government" encroachment on personal freedoms and are almost impossible to enforce. In all, almost 500 cities, counties, and towns have banned smoking in public parks. Here are five big cities that have done so.
02/03/2011 05:44 pm
Outgoing New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is considering a pardon for celebrated outlaw Billy the Kid. An informal e-mail poll shows support. But time is running out.
12/29/2010 06:56 pm
In America, second chances are, if not quite a constitutional right, a cherished value. And the power of presidents and governors to pardon lawbreakers and commute sentences can take on special significance. Such enormous executive powers are often misused, critics say, but they can also provide snapshots of Americans' political and cultural priorities. Many pardons occur around Christmas, in a nod to the spirit of the season. Also, around that time, many American's aren't paying much attention to the news – and some outgoing leaders are making their final decisions. Here are the Top 6 cases of pardon or clemency in 2010.
12/21/2010 05:50 pm
Stephen King puts the bite back in vampires with the creation of a more robust American breed.
12/04/2010 08:10 am