Fire crews in Arizona were bulldozing containment lines and setting backfires Thursday in hopes of gaining some control over a massive fire that has forced thousands from their homes and could take out the electrical grid supplying power as far east as Texas.
The 607-square-mile blaze, the second-largest ever seen in Arizona, is expected to reach the power lines as early as Friday. If the lines are damaged, hundreds of thousands of people in New Mexico and Texas could face rolling blackouts.
Members of the Iranian women's football team wear the traditional hijab as part of their uniform in 2007. On Sunday, FIFA disqualified the Iranian team from the Olympic qualifier stating uniform violations.
Named of UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World," Dave Zirin is the sports editor for The Nation magazine.
"The death of Osama bin Laden is a significant victory in our campaign to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaida ... [though it] does not mean we can rest," CIA Director Leon Panetta, who has been nominated to be the next secretary of defense, tells the Senate Armed Services Committee.