A contentious federal appeals court nominee narrowly cleared a key Senate hurdle on Wednesday, as the administration tried to ease concerns about the candidate's role in crafting the legal rationale for using drones to kill American terrorist suspects abroad.
Authorities in Arizona said Wednesday that a wind-whipped wildfire in a canyon near Sedona had more than quadrupled in size, threatening homes and businesses that attract thousands of tourists to Arizona this time of year, while the gusty conditions kept air resources on the ground.
Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested by the Mexican military on March 31 after border inspectors found three legally purchased and registered firearms in his truck. Although he claims he made a wrong turn at the poorly-marked crossing, he was taken to the notorious La Mesa State Prison in Tijuana.