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In the dry West, housing growth puts firefighters in the path of wildfires

By Darryl Fears<p>, Reporter<p>Tom Haney set out from Virginia’s Eastern Shore this weekend to prove once again that he belongs in an elite cadre of firefighters called smoke jumpers.<p>He pointed an old Nissan pickup truck toward Montana and drove. There, at a U.S. Forest Service training camp in Missoula, …

Forests

Bulls counting on Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler for trip to promised land

In many ways, Derrick Rose's first full postseason since 2011 served as a microcosm for his season.<p>There were flashes of burst and brilliance, like when he blasted to the basket to tie Game 4 against the Cavaliers before LeBron James sank his game-winner. And then there were passive stretches, like …

'I Love You': Norm Macdonald gives an emotional sendoff to David Letterman

Comedian Norm Macdonald brought the laughs — and the tears — as he performed stand-up on "Late Show with David Letterman" Friday night.<p>After a stand-up routine that included zingers about WWII and technology, Macdonald choked up as he noted the significance of the evening.<p>"The will be my last time …

Comedy

Tornadoes Touch Down Across the Plains From Texas to Minnesota

At least 19 tornadoes touched down from Texas to Minnesota as part of large band of severe weather moving across the Plains states Saturday night. There were no immediate reports of casualties.<p>More than 20 million Americans are under the threat of severe weather, including heavy rain, large hail …

Weather