Update: Pilot Loren Leonberger was killed and three injured when the Pima County sheriff's helicopter crashed on a mountainside northwest of Tucson on Monday. The chopper was involved in a 2004 Hawaii crash, and the company that worked on it had its FAA certification revoked in September.... Read more»1
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Ernest Shackleton took more than six months to sail from England to Antarctica 103 years ago on his quest to reach the South Pole. In the hold of his ship, which braved both a steamy equatorial crossing and the buffeting of ice floes, were several crates of Scotch whisky.... Read more»
Oil prices are high and rising at an alarming pace. But even with their cash registers overflowing with dollars from struggling families, Big Oil is mobilizing to defeat President Obama's proposal to invest $4 billion annually in clean energy programs by ending unnecessary tax loopholes... Read more»
Protesters in Cairo continued to control the streets for a sixth straight day on Sunday, demanding nothing less than for President Hosni Mubarak to step down. As Mubarak's grip on power dwindles, however, concerns about what will happen next have begun to filter through the crowds. (with video)... Read more»
Major League Baseball will be in Tucson this year, at least for one day. The San Diego Padres have agreed to play an exhibition game in Tucson in 2011.... Read more»