A Fire-Scorched Arizona Pushes Prevention: Step 1, Clean Your Yard

By FERNANDA SANTOS June 30, 2017 PHOENIX — Wildfire season started early here this year. In two months, more than 20 fires have broken out across the bottom half of the state, from its southeastern tip, near New Mexico, to the outskirts of Tucson and west of Phoenix....

‘Friendly Fire’ May Have Killed 2 U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Raid

The Pentagon is investigating the deaths of two Army Rangers during a raid targeting a leader of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan.

Jay Dickey, Arkansas Lawmaker Who Blocked Gun Research, Dies at 77

By SAM ROBERTS April 24, 2017 As a Republican congressman from Arkansas, Jay Dickey, through an obscure amendment, single-handedly prevented the federal government from investigating the public health effects of firearms-inflicted violence for the last two decades....