• Rainbow Family members start gathering in Oregon

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Concern is growing in a conservative, remote corner of Oregon as people start arriving in a national forest for a Rainbow Family of Living Light annual gathering, a counter-culture get-together expected to draw thousands.

  • New Mexico water official moves to clarify ranchers’ rights

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top water manager has fired the latest salvo in a battle with the federal government over the protection of an endangered mouse and the barring of livestock from certain streams and watering holes on national forest land.

    Updated: 2:36 pm

  • The Latest: Evacuation lifted for homes near New Mexico fire

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires and fire restrictions in New Mexico (all times local):

  • 25 dead from forest fires in central Portugal

    AVELAR, Portugal (AP) — Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 62 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called “the biggest tragedy” the country has experienced in years.