Nineteen members of an elite fire crew were killed in the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in the last 30 years. Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a for...MoreNineteen members of an elite fire crew were killed in the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in the last 30 years. Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing the firefighters. The "hotshot" firefighters deployed their emergency tent-like fire shelters when they were caught near the town of Yarnell, but the wildfire was too intense.
Texas lawmakers resume debate on proposed abortion legislation as the state legislature opens a special session. Republicans say they will quickly pass new abortion restrictions despite opponents' efforts. Meanwhile, the Congressional Budget Office projected that a House bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks would increase Medicaid costs by as much as $400 million.
The Baltimore Orioles used their most potent weapon ? the long ball ? to complete a satisfying sweep of the New York Yankees. Chris Davis set a franchise record by hitting his 31st home run before the All-Star break, and Manny Machado and Nate McLouth also connected in a 4-2 victory.Less