The Republican candidate for president, Mitt Romney, aims to attract Jewish voters by traveling to Israel and meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in July.
So far this year, dozens of wildfires have been traced to shooting. But politicians are hesitant to restrict gun use and gun rights advocates are skeptical of the link between shooting and fire.
An Air Force C-130 crashed will dropping fire retardant on a wildfire in South Dakota. Six crew members were on board the C-130, but no official word on casualties.
Homeowners who were evacuated from Colorado Springs will be allowed to tour the neighborhoods where their homes burned.
The Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs claimed a second fatality. Colorado Springs officials released a new list of burned homes Friday night.
Leaving hundreds of homes in its wake, Colorado's fire has caused more damage than any other in the state. Aerial images clearly show the damage. Several western fires are still burning.
Orrin Hatch, a six-term veteran of the US Senate, fought off a tea party-backed challenge in Utah’s Republican primary Tuesday. His tactics could serve as a lesson for other GOP incumbents.
Waldo Canyon fire: Evacuations continued near Colorado Springs Wednesday as the Waldo Canyon fire is only five percent contained, and weather conditions may fan the flames Wednesday, say Colorado officials.
Thousands flee homes as western wildfires persist. Utah's Governor Gary Herbert estimates the fire has caused millions of dollars worth of damage. Soot and smoke also worry residents.
Colorado wildfires are hurting the state's tourism industry. The Pikes Peak cog railway has been shut down for three days. More than 4,800 people have been evacuated from homes near Colorado Springs.