News from the Field

7-Year-Old Climbs Mount Whitney

A 7-year-old boy summited California's 14,505-foot Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 U.S. States, becoming the youngest person ever to climb the mountain. Tyler Armstrong, from Yorba... Read More

Third Sandstorm Hits Phoenix

A sandstorm rolled into Phoenix on Thursday evening, downing power lines, stalling traffic, and delaying flights for the third time this summer. Video footage from local news stations shows a brown... Read More

U.S. Sprinter Arrested for ID Theft

Police in Denver arrested American sprinter Jeremy Dodson this week, charging the University of Colorado graduate student with nine counts of identity theft and throwing into doubt his scheduled... Read More

Shark Rampages off Russian Coast

Two people were seriously injured this week in what are believed to be the first-ever shark attacks on Russia's Pacific coast. The first attack occured on Wednesday when a 25-year-old man lost both... Read More

Yellowstone Avalanche Shelling Criticized

The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees and three other conservation groups have appealed to the federal government to close Yellowstone National Park's Sylvan Pass to winter visitors and... Read More