Drought in the southwestern United States will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir on the Colorado River was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers said Tuesday.
Over the last few days rain has fallen on the Slide Fire burn area in Oak Creek Canyon and caused mudslides. So far no one has been hurt and no buildings destroyed, but many who live in the canyon are on edge.
Federal regulators said Monday that they've approved a $3.25 million settlement with an Arizona utility over a 2011 blackout that left millions of people without power in California, Arizona and Mexico.
The National Park Service created a national landmark Tuesday to commemorate a 1956 collision between two airliners over the Grand Canyon, a disaster that helped lead to major changes in aviation safety and creation of what is now the Federal Aviation Administration.
President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied children at the southern border, but for now he won't seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.
Two young friends in far West Texas depart on a river trip with their fathers and two older brothers. They return having learned about themselves and their environment after a flash flood and a walk across the three desert canyons.