File photo of memorial site for firefighters. (Credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

VP Biden To Visit Arizona For Firefighter Memorial

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will travel to a memorial in Arizona for the 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire.


An American flag flies at half mast to honor the 19 Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew firefighters who died Sunday while battling a fast-moving wildfire near Yarnell, AZ. on July 1, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona. President Barack Obama called Ariz. Governor Jan Brewer to express is sorrow over the fatalities. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Obama Calls Ariz. Governor To Express Sorrow

President Barack Obama called Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday to receive an update on the state’s wildfires and express his condolences to the families of the 19 firefighters who died in the blaze and to all whose lives have been impacted by the fires.



Fire Burns Much of Arizona Town, Kills 19 Firefighters

Fire crews in Arizona are trying to control a blaze that killed 19 elite firefighters and destroyed 200 homes.


Shanie Spencer salvages what she can from what remains of her house on May 28, 2011 in Joplin, Mo. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Biblical Weather Onslaught Smashes Record For Billion-Dollar Disasters

America smashed the record for billion-dollar weather disasters this year with a deadly dozen — and counting.