CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2013 |
The massive Mountain fire remained three to four miles away the mountain tourist resort of Idyllwild on Friday, with firefighters struggling to prevent the blaze from hitting the town. Authorities reported Friday that the fire had burned 24,818 acres and was 15% contained. More than 6,000 people have been evacuated from the community, and it's unclear when they can return. Those living in the Apple Canyon and Bonita Vista areas were permitted to head home Thursday night.
April 7, 2013 |
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, Uruguay - Straddling the crest of a sand dune, my back to the Atlantic Ocean, I watched a Uruguayan boy net fish in a river lagoon. He waded through the chest-high water, dragging behind him the reflection of the setting sun. The world was still drying from an earlier rain, but a young couple managed to sled down a damp dune onto the empty beach. Perched on the highest point between two fishing villages in this corner of eastern Uruguay, I felt as though I had stepped off the map and disappeared.
March 8, 2013 |
Greg Rodriguez, big-game hunting expert and host of TV's "A Rifleman's Journal," has been shot to death. Rodriguez was killed near the resort town of West Glacier, Mont., while visiting a local woman, according to an Associated Press report. Police believe the shooter was the woman's husband, who later returned to his home and killed himself. Rodriguez, 43, was married with two children. "Rifleman's Journal" on the Sportsman Channel focuses on Rodriguez's specialty, big-game hunting in exotic locations all over the world, along with marksmanship tips to viewers.
June 29, 2012 |
MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. - The state's runaway fires have so far spared this mountain resort town, but as the traditionally hectic Fourth of July holiday approaches - and the flames loom nearby - economic worries hang like wood smoke over the so-called gateway to Pikes Peak. Much of the Rocky Mountain foothills region south of Denver remains a disaster zone days after the Waldo Canyon fire swept through the Colorado Springs area, killing two people and destroying 347 homes - with tens of thousands of evacuees continuing to pack into emergency shelters and overflowing hotels.
August 19, 2011 |
Gunmen near the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat launched attacks Thursday on several civilian and military targets, killing at least eight people and wounding 40, Israeli military officials said. The attacks shattered a period of relative calm along Israel's border with Egypt and heightened concerns about growing instability in Egypt's increasingly lawless Sinai peninsula. Israelis are also worried about a possible resumption of terrorist attacks as Palestinians prepare to push for statehood recognition from the United Nations next month.
October 8, 2010 |
In a surprising turnabout, international tourism to Mexico showed a sharp increase this summer ? a sign that tourists may be putting aside worries about the economy and fears of drug-related violence, analysts say. Foreign visitors arriving by air to Mexico jumped to 7.1 million in the first eight months of the year ? up nearly 20% from the same period in 2009 ? with most visitors coming from the U.S. and Canada, according to Mexican tourism officials. The biggest rise came in July, when tourist numbers grew 27.5% over the same month last year.