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  • Tony, Siberian tiger, dies at the San Francisco Zoo

     
    SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Zoo's beloved Siberian tiger, Tony, has died. Zoo officials say they euthanized Tony on Tuesday after he refused food and appeared to be disoriented. Tony was suffering from arthritis and collapsing or hitting the......
  • Lawsuit filed against U.S. Forest Service over protection for Mexican spotted owl

     
    ALBUQUERQUE — An environmental group is suing the U.S. Forest Service, claiming the agency is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to uphold protections for the Mexican spotted owl in the Southwest. WildEarth Guardians filed its lawsuit in...
  • Camp Pendleton Marine receives Silver Star for Afghanistan firefight

     
    A Marine from Camp Pendleton has received the Silver Star for bravery and leadership during a firefight in Afghanistan that began with an insurgent ambush and ended with Marines counterattacking and killing 13 insurgents. Warrant Officer John W. Hermann,...
  • Arizona's fill-in governor does it again

     
    Jan Brewer, whose Wikipedia profile earlier Wednesday morning introduced her as "Janice Kay 'George Wallace' Brewer," seems intent on making the most (or worst) of her tenure as former Gov. Janet Napolitano's replacement. Add to the list of examples of...
  • On the healthful highway

    On the healthful highway
    For the junk food junkie, a road trip can be a dream journey. Between the fast food outlets and the glop at gas station minimarts, travelers may find themselves on a never-ending sugar/trans-fat wallow. But on a monthlong road trip from Los Angeles to...
  • A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west

    A chapter that's all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west
    Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels...
  • If you go: Arizona

    THE BEST WAY TO PICACHO PEAK, ARIZ. From LAX, Southwest, United and American offer nonstop service to Tucson, and US Airways, Delta, United and Southwest offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $254. BATTLE SITES...
  • A slice of the wild and a lesson in nature combine at museums and animal parks

    A slice of the wild and a lesson in nature combine at museums and animal parks
    Is it a zoo or a museum? Yes to both. The San Diego Zoo and its Safari Park long ago shattered the mold for the cat-in-a-cage attraction. Now other visionary organizations are pushing the limits, putting nature on display more naturally, then adding a...
  • Planning your dude ranch trip

    Planning your dude ranch trip
    The Ranch at Rock Creek, 79 Carriage House Lane, Philipsburg, Mont., 59858; (877) 786-1545, http://www.theranchatrockcreek.com. Lodge, cabins or luxury tents on Rock Creek. Rates from $800 per person per night, including all activities, meals and most...
  • Federal judge, a bystander, among the dead

    Federal judge, a bystander, among the dead
    U.S. District Judge John M. Roll, who was killed in the Tucson shooting rampage, appeared to have been an innocent bystander Saturday, but was the target of death threats in 2009 when he emerged as a central figure in Arizona's bitter disputes over...
  • My Turn: Bill Hillman thanks chest compressions for helping to save his wife

    My Turn: Bill Hillman thanks chest compressions for helping to save his wife
    It was 4:05 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2009. I heard my wife, Dianne, say, "I think I'm having a heart attack." I opened my eyes and saw her standing in the bathroom doorway. She grabbed her chest, took one step and collapsed on the bed. Two weeks earlier, a...