A spring hike in the American Southwest

May 31, 2014

A spring hike in the American Southwest

by Giovanna Dell'Oreto

“Excuse me, coming through, sorry, thank you!” I kept repeating loudly and urgently as I hiked up Picacho Peak, which rises like a Western saddle from the endless desert just off I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. With not a soul in sight among ...

Japanese parents, son killed in Arizona car accident

Apr 2, 2014

Japanese parents, son killed in Arizona car accident

A Japanese couple and their 16-year-old son died when their van collided head-on with a pickup truck in northern Arizona on Friday, media reports said. Their 9-year-old daughter was injured. The driver of the truck, under pursuit by police, crossed the center line and ...

Florida ends Dayton's Cinderella run

Mar 30, 2014

Florida ends Dayton's Cinderella run

Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 victory on Saturday over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Regional final. The Gators reached their fifth Final Four after losing at this ...

Pressure mounts over Arizona bill opposed by gays

Feb 25, 2014

Pressure mounts over Arizona bill opposed by gays

Arizona’s Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians. Senate Bill ...