Fight against Ariz. fire moves to NM border
RESERVE, N.M. -- Crews who've been battling a massive wildfire in eastern Arizona for two weeks shifted their focus Monday to New Mexico, where they lit fires to stop its advance and protect another mountain town in its path.
In the opposite corner of New Mexico, near the Colorado border, winds kicked up flames at a wildfire that had already forced evacuations and closed 20 miles of the main north-south highway through both states.
''We're watching trees explode before our eyes. It's horrendous,'' said Barbara Riley, a schoolteacher and bed-and-breakfast owner in Raton, in northeastern New Mexico.
The eastern Arizona fire has been burning since Memorial Day; efforts to stop its spread finally met with success over the weekend as high winds caused no major growth.
Prosecutors nearly finished in Anthony trial
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Prosecutors said Monday they are almost finished presenting their evidence in the murder trial of Casey Anthony, who is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter nearly three years ago.
Jurors heard testimony from two more FBI forensic experts as the trial entered its fourth week and the state continued to try to link toddler Caylee Anthony's decomposing remains to her mother.
Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter and faces a death sentence if convicted. She has pleaded not guilty.
WWII bomber makes emergency landing in Illinois
OSWEGO, Ill. -- A World War II B-17 bomber made what appeared to be an emergency landing in a cornfield Monday and all seven people on board escaped before it was consumed by fire, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
''The plane departed the airport, noted an emergency and the pilot made what appears to be an emergency landing, after which the plane was consumed by fire,'' FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said in an email. None of the passengers were injured.
The accident happened right after the plane took off from the Aurora Municipal Airport and the plane landed in an Oswego cornfield outside Chicago, Cory said. The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating the incident.
Miami Herald runs ad mistakenly touting Heat win
MIAMI -- The Dallas Mavericks' win over the Heat is a huge upset for fans in Miami. Making matters worse, an ad in the local paper has mistakenly congratulated the Heat on winning.
A full-page ad that ran in Monday's Miami Herald reads ''Congratulations Miami'' next to photos of Heat championship T-shirts and hats from Macy's. One T-shirt reads ''Heat 2011 NBA Finals Champions'' and the ad shows the Heat's logo on a hat with the words ''NBA Champions.''
The ad ran under a story about the Heat's loss.
The newspaper has issued a correction and apologized for any inconvenience. A Macy's spokeswoman called it an unfortunate error and apologized to Heat fans.
Calif. owner of bomb-laden home gets 30 years
n SAN DIEGO -- An unemployed software consultant who stockpiled huge amounts of powerful explosives in his suburban home was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison.
U.S. District Judge Larry Burns imposed the mandatory minimum sentence to brandishing a firearm while robbing a bank for George Jakubec, though the judge said the punishment seemed a little excessive. Other charges were dropped under a plea agreement in which Jakubec admitted storing the explosives and robbing several banks.
The defendant said nothing at his sentencing and told his attorney not to discuss his motives. He looked frail with a mane of wavy, gray hair and thick-rimmed glasses and, at one point, sat down because he appeared unstable on his feet.
White House says Weiner behavior 'a distraction'
n WASHINGTON -- Rep. Anthony Weiner's behavior has been ''inappropriate'' and ''a distraction,'' the White House said Monday as the House returned to work for the first time since eruption of the sexting scandal that has brought calls for the New York Democrat's resignation.
White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn't say whether President Barack Obama believes Weiner should resign -- as other Democratic leaders have said.
Weiner is on a temporary leave of absence, in treatment for an undisclosed disorder at an undisclosed location. He has acknowledged exchanging messages and photos that ranged from sexually suggestive to explicit, with several women online.