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The Parahawking Project in Pokhara, Nepal

Paragliding enthusiasts have long loved Pokhara, Nepal for its bowl-shaped valley, consistent wind and stunning snow-capped Himalayan views. But one paraglider takes the idea of flying with the birds to new heights—literally. If you fly with Scott Mason, vultures wing directly alongside, leading …

Paragliding

NSA reportedly bugged European Union offices in Washington DC, the UN, and abroad

According to a "top secret" National Security Agency (NSA) document, the US bugged the offices of European Union member state offices in Washington and at the UN and gained access to computer networks used at those locations. The latest report revealing spy activities by the NSA comes from German …

Extreme temperatures in the West trigger health concerns

A sizzling heat wave sent temperatures soaring and records tumbling in Western states on Saturday, leading to one suspected heat-related death and prompting officials to urge people to stay inside and take extra precautions.<p>Las Vegas' McCarran airport tied a record for the day at 115 degrees, and …

Lightning strikes Indiana summer camp, 3 kids hurt

INDIANAPOLIS -- A lightning strike in an open field Saturday afternoon injured three children at a summer camp in the northwest Indiana, police said, leaving one in critical condition.<p>The strike hit the Goldman Union Camp Institute, a Reform Jewish camp in the 9300 block of Moore Road.<p>What the …

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Western USA staggers under massive heat wave; 1 dead

Extreme heat warnings are expected to last into Tuesday night — and maybe even longer.<p>Temperatures in Las Vegas shot up to 115 degrees on Saturday afternoon, just two degrees shy of an all-time record, as the Desert Southwest continued to stagger under a relentless heat wave.<p>Las Vegas fire and …

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Health fears as more record temperatures forecast for heat-baked West

More record-breaking temperatures were forecast for western parts of the United States Sunday, part of extreme weather that has already caused at least one suspected heat-related death.<p>Temperatures will continue to soar well into the 110s and even 120s into the new week ahead across the Southwest, …

9 shot overnight across Chicago

At least 9 people were shot overnight across Chicago.<p>A 30-year-old man was hospitalized after being shot in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side Saturday night, officials said. The man was shot in the left side of his body at about 7 p.m. on the 2500 block of East 104th Street and …

'Deeply Humbled' Obama Visits Mandela's Former Jail Cell

(We most recently updated this post at 1:50 p.m. ET.)<p>After visiting the jail cell on South Africa's Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison during the long struggle against apartheid, President Obama wrote on Sunday about the bravery of Mandela and others who demanded …

Death Valley Temperatures Hit All-Time High

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A heat wave punishing several Western states brought at least record-tying temperatures to Death Valley and Las Vegas.<p>The mercury rocketed to 128 degrees Sunday in Death Valley National Park, the National Weather Service said, tying the record for the hottest June day anywhere in …

Record-toppling heat heads north, and it's 'just going to get hotter'

The brutal heat wave baking much of the Southwest was bringing record-breaking temperatures Monday to traditionally cool parts of the Northwest where summer is more a state of mind than a season of sweat.<p>The oppressive heat — unusually high even for summer ovens like Death Valley, Calif., and Las …

Official: 'Radical' Fire Killed 19 Firefighters

'For now, we mourn': Few answers after 19 killed in Arizona wildfire

Arizona authorities struggled for answers Monday after 19 highly trained firefighters were trapped and killed by a windblown wildfire — a blaze the governor vowed to stop “before it causes any more heartache.”<p>One day after the worst loss of life for an American fire department since Sept. 11, …