Rain brings relief to massive, record-wildfire in New Mexico

Lightning has sparked a few new small fires in the drought-stricken Southwest by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press May 17, 2022, 4:31 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Lightning sparked a few new small fires in the drought-stricken Southwest Monday but the thunderstorms brought welcome rain to the monster … Read more

No sea serpents, mobsters but Tahoe trash divers strike gold

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — They found no trace of a mythical sea monster, no sign of mobsters in cement shoes or long-lost treasure chests. But scuba divers who spent a year cleaning up Lake Tahoe’s entire 72-mile (115-kilometer) shoreline have come away with what they hope will prove much more valuable: tones and tones of … Read more

US Army identifies soldier who died after Alaska bear attack

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The US Army on Thursday identified the soldier who died this week of injuries sustained during a bear attack in a military training area in Alaska. The Army in a statement said Staff Sgt. Seth Michael Plant, 30, was pronounced dead at a hospital on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage following … Read more

Crews in New Mexico, Arizona scramble to corral wildfires

Firefighters in New Mexico’s Rocky Mountain foothills are excavating new firebreaks and clearing brush to keep a massive wildfire from destroying more homes and pine forests by CEDAR ATTANASIO and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press May 10, 2022, 1:10 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LAS VEGAS, NM — … Read more

Bodies surfacing in Lake Mead recall mob’s time in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is being flooded with lore about organized crime after a second set of human remains emerged within a week from the depths of a drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir just a 30-minute drive from the notoriously mob-founded Strip. “There’s no telling what we’ll find in Lake Mead,” former Las Vegas … Read more

Preliminary 3.3 magnitude quake jolts South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — A relatively rare East Coast earthquake centered just northeast of South Carolina’s capital city jolted large numbers of state residents awake early Monday, rocking the Southern state at a preliminary 3.3 magnitude, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries. The pre-dawn temblor lasted only seconds but … Read more

AP analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard dams

Constructed four generations ago, the massive rock and clay dam at El Capitan Reservoir is capable of storing over 36 billion gallons of water, enough to supply every resident in San Diego for most of a year. Today, it’s three-quarters empty, intentionally kept low because of concerns it could fail under the strain of too … Read more

Dallas toddler mauled by coyote on front porch, hospitalized

Police say a 2-year-old child has been hospitalized in critical condition after being mauled by a coyote on the front porch of the child’s Dallas home by TERRY WALLACE Associated Press May 4, 2022, 1:25 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DALLAS — A 2-year-old child has been hospitalized … Read more

As wildfire closes in, New Mexico residents prepare to flee

LAS VEGAS, NM (AP) — Wind-whipped flames raced across more of New Mexico’s pine-covered mountainsides on Monday, closing in on a town of 13,000 people where some residents hurried to pack their cars with belongings, others hustled to clear brush from around their homes, and police were called in to help evacuate the state’s psychiatric … Read more

Amazon tribes turn the tables on intruders with social media

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It was dusk on April 14 when Francisco Kuruaya heard a boat approaching along the river near his village in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. He assumed it was the regular delivery boat bringing gasoline to generators and outboard motors to remote settlements like his. Instead, what Kuruaya found was a barge … Read more