Rob Marciano is live in Colorado Springs, CO where the Waldo Canyon Fire rages. Also get an update on the extreme heat.
An "America's Got Talent" contestant's emotional story of getting hit by a grenade in Afghanistan is not backed up by military records. And now, questions surround whether he embellished his heroic tale.
Firefighters in Texas had to contend with 11 new fires Tuesday in addition to carryover blazes that have claimed more than 170 homes and burned more than 1 million acres in the past two weeks, state officials said.
This year is shaping up, so far, to be less violent than 2010 for American troops in Afghanistan. But there are still troops fighting and dying there, and this week, the Iowa National Guard seems to be taking the brunt of the attacks.
President Obama's push to increase border security has National Guard troops heading to the Mexican border.
U.S. National Guard forces will begin deploying along the U.S. border with Mexico in August and will be fully trained and deployed by the end of the month, government officials announced Monday.
Government officials discuss the increase of National Guard troops along the U.S. - Mexico border in August.
While local officials are calling for more federal government -- specifically military -- help with the oil cleanup, only a fraction of thousands of authorized, federally funded National Guard troops have been put into service.
CNN's Anderson Cooper describes the heartbreaking scene he witnessed aboard a boat in Grand Isle.
Governors in three Eastern Seaboard states Friday called on National Guard troops to help evacuate people from flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida.
WTKR reporter Kurt Williams describes the scene at a flooded area in Norfolk, Virginia.
Their weapon in Iraq was a rifle.
Kara Finnstrom reports on Iraqi war veterans now fighting northern California wildfires.
Authorities ordered most of the remaining residents of this scenic coastal community to leave Wednesday because an out-of-control wildfire, one of hundreds in California
The U.S. Army, struggling to meet recruitment goals in the midst of a long and unpopular war in Iraq, is turning to the National Guard for help in signing up would-be soldiers
The U.S. Army is turning to the National Guard for help recruiting would-be soldiers in hometowns across America.
Severe storms deluged parts of the upper Midwest during the night with as much as a foot of rain, causing flooding that washed away bridges and roads and killed at least four people, authorities said Sunday.
I-Report marked another big week after readers sent in some of the first images of a bridge that collapsed Wednesday, August 1, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I-Reporters document collapse
The Iowa Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry received an emotional welcome home July 25 -- more than a year and a half after leaving for Iraq. More than 600 soldiers marched on the field at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo, Iowa, in front of thousands of friends and family members.
Army Sgt. Chris Tucker is a textbook case of the wear and tear of multiple deployments to Iraq and the strain this remarkably frustrating war has been on the men and women who serve in it.
At least three students are injured after Chavez takes a television station off the air
A flare dropped from an F-16 jet fighter during a training exercise may have caused a wildfire that has burned 14,000 acres since Tuesday afternoon in southern New Jersey, according to the state's National Guard.
Federal officials arrived Monday in ravaged Greensburg to survey the damage caused by the weekend's tornado-packed storms.
Rescue crews Sunday resumed sifting through the rubble of a small Kansas town destroyed by tornadoes Friday night.
Some key dates surrounding the immigration issue:
Hovering just below hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Ernesto made landfall near Long Beach, North Carolina, late Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
There you go again, Mr. President. You just couldn't help yourself this weekend. For crying out loud, you did everything but declare "Mission Accomplished" on our southern border.
Almost 300,000 electric customers in the St. Louis, Missouri, area remained in the dark Sunday night, four days after the first of two severe thunderstorms battered the region amid a lingering heat wave, a utility spokesman said.
At least 10 people were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in the U.S. Northeast as major rivers and their tributaries overflowed their banks Wednesday.
The first of about 6,000 National Guard troops ordered to bolster patrols along the U.S.-Mexico border started work Monday as a 55-member detachment from Utah began working on projects in southern Arizona, a Guard spokesman said.
President George W. Bush visited the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday to try to build support for his plan to stem the tide of illegal immigrants into the United States.
President Bush announced this week that 6,000 National Guardsmen would be sent to the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border to assist Border Patrol with surveillance and intelligence duties.
President Bush's address from the Oval Office on border security and illegal immigration failed to satisfy either advocates of amnesty or those demanding that the government secure our borders and ports. Whether by design or not, however, the president did manage to advance public awareness of both crises.
The first test vote in the Senate after President Bush's national address on immigration -- coupled with resistance in the House -- illustrated the challenges he faces in uniting his own party on the politically thorny issue.
Delivering the Democratic response to President Bush's immigration speech, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin questioned Bush's plan to deploy National Guard troops on the United States' southern border.
President Bush spoke to the nation about immigration Monday night. Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, the assistant minority leader, gave the Democratic Party's response.
The following is a sampling of reaction to President Bush's speech on immigration Monday night in which he proposed deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border:
BAGHDAD (CNN) -- Four British soldiers were wounded in a mortar attack on a military outpost in southern Iraq Monday, a British military source in Basra said.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Sunday dismissed concerns about a proposal to use National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it is the only short-term solution to stem the flow of illegal immigrants.
As President Bush prepared to address the nation on immigration, U.S. lawmakers and Mexico's president on Sunday raised concerns about the possible deployment of U.S. National Guard troops along the border.
The Pentagon has been asked to draw up options for deploying military personnel to help secure the border with Mexico, CNN has learned.
President Bush will speak from the Oval Office Monday about immigration and border security, hot-button issues that have inspired massive demonstrations and a growing political divide.
As many as 1,000 people who did not follow mandatory evacuation orders in one southwestern Louisiana parish may need to be rescued, an emergency management official said Saturday.
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin calls Lt. Gen. Russel Honore a "John Wayne dude" who can "get some stuff done."
Four days after Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the northern Gulf Coast, tired and angry people stranded at the convention center in New Orleans welcomed a supply convoy carrying food, water and medicine with cheers and tears of joy.
Thousands of frustrated people waited for help Thursday amid dead bodies, feces and garbage with little food and water, and in 90-degree heat and rain.
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco said Thursday she has requested the mobilization of 40,000 National Guard troops to restore order and assist in relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans.
The first of New Orleans' evacuees began arriving in Texas early Thursday as the Gulf Coast began to grasp the magnitude of what President Bush called "one of the worst natural disasters in our nation's history."
National Guard troops moved toward the French Quarter in an effort to stop rising unrest in flood-stricken New Orleans late Tuesday as police reported looting, attempted carjackings and shootings near the city's main shelter.
Americans appreciate "the service and the sacrifice of the military families" during the ongoing war in Iraq, President Bush told Idaho National Guard members and their families Wednesday, as he insisted again that a withdrawal from the strife-torn country would be a mistake.
The Pentagon's policy banning women in combat is being tested in Iraq, where the lack of a defined front line and insurgents' guerrilla tactics expose female troops to deadly situations.
The Pentagon's policy banning women in combat units is being tested in Iraq, where the lack of a defined front line is exposing female troops to combat.
The governor of Pennsylvania on Saturday said the federal government must do a better job helping America's war veterans and criticized proposed budget cuts affecting them.
A commercial airline pilot who also flew for the New York Air National Guard is under investigation after allegedly threatening to fly a plane into Wall Street, according to court documents.
The U.S. military "is clearly stressed," and recruitment of new troops is falling short of plans, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday.
CBS News has ousted four employees over its "60 Minutes Wednesday" report about President Bush's National Guard service, the network said Monday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld faced tough questioning Wednesday from troops about to be deployed to Iraq.
Longtime anchor Dan Rather will leave the "CBS Evening News" on March 9, the network said Tuesday, just months after Rather's use of questionable documents in a report critical of President Bush's National Guard service.
With the nation observing another Veterans Day, men and women in armed forces and their loved ones may remember 2004 as a particularly trying year.
A federal judge in Sacramento, California, has upheld the Army's policy of involuntarily extending enlistments, a process critics have called a "backdoor draft," Justice Department officials said Friday.
Bill Burkett, who gave CBS News the alleged documents about President Bush's National Guard service, insists "the jury is still out" on whether those documents are authentic.
Republicans demanded answers from the Kerry campaign Tuesday after revelations that a senior Kerry adviser and one of his most prominent supporters both had contact with the man who supplied now-discredited documents before CBS News used them in a story about President Bush's National Guard service.
President Bush faces a tough crowd this morning at the U.N. General Assembly, where he'll talk about Iraq's stability at a time when the country looks anything but stable. The applause will be polite, at best, but Bush isn't there for the audio. "It's all visual," one GOP sage told the Grind. And while this may be an international body, "Bush's visit is all about domestic politics." (More on this below.)
CBS News said Monday it cannot vouch for the authenticity of documents that cast doubt on President Bush's Vietnam-era National Guard service, and the White House suggested Democrats might have been involved.
The growing controversy over President Bush's National Guard records, and whether some of the memos aired on CBS were fake, took another turn Wednesday night.
Three experts asked by CBS News to examine memos alleging President Bush received special treatment during his service in the Texas Air National Guard told CNN Tuesday they did not authenticate the documents -- and one said the network "ignored" her reservations about them before a "60 Minutes" broadcast last week.
The founder of the group Texans for Truth said Tuesday that he is offering $50,000 to anyone who can prove President Bush fulfilled his service requirements, including required duties and drills, in the Alabama Air National Guard in 1972.
President Bush stares down the controversy over his military service today with a speech before the National Guard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Back east, Porter Goss, the president's pick for CIA director, stares down tough questioning about the 9/11 commission report in his first day of Senate confirmation hearings.
A business school professor who taught George W. Bush at Harvard University in the early 1970s says the future president told him that family friends had pulled strings to get him into the Texas Air National Guard.
Four Iraqis were killed Saturday in separate incidents and the wife and three children of an Iraqi National Guard officer were kidnapped.
This is not the first time Dan Rather has found himself in a serious dispute with a U.S. president.
Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.
President Bush faces new questions today about how he spent the Vietnam War, while John Kerry, in a major speech and new TV ad, attacks the president's handling of the current war.
While bloggers were a novelty at the DNC in Boston and were less of a story in and of themselves during the RNC, the quality of commentary and the number of breaking stories during the RNC show that bloggers are starting to hit their stride.
A National Guardsman accused of trying to pass information about American tanks to al Qaeda told federal agents posing as terrorist operatives that he wasn't giving them anything they couldn't find publicly.
It's an issue that has dogged the president almost since the day he first entered the political arena, as illustrated in a MoveOn.org add that said, "George Bush used his father to get into the National Guard, was grounded and then went missing."
U.S. Marines have taken over as the lead multinational force in the holy city of Najaf, where radical Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr vowed Monday to fight American troops to the death.
It's two minutes before parade time on a sunny Saturday morning when Sheila Kelly, 40, dissolves into tears. Her son Michael, 10, has disappeared just as he was to take his place in the procession....
Two car bombs exploded at almost the same time in and near Baghdad Saturday morning, wounding dozens of people and killing at least six, Iraqi police said.
The rough-and-tumble of the presidential campaign spilled onto the Senate floor Wednesday in an unusually sharp and personal exchange over military service during the Vietnam War.
After suffering an enduring loss, the Witmer sisters were faced with an excruciating decision.
Two female soldiers have decided not to return to combat in Iraq after their sister was killed in Baghdad this month, a spokeswoman for the family said Tuesday.
The sight of military jets flying low over the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall rattled some nerves Tuesday.
The U.S. Army charged a Florida National Guard soldier, who went absent without leave while on a two-week break from duty in Iraq, with desertion, an Army spokesman said Saturday.
Opposition leaders Thursday called for a new demonstration this weekend against President Hugo Chavez's government to encourage a national electoral commission to approve a recall vote.
A National Guard soldier stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington, was formally charged Wednesday with attempting to aid al Qaeda after he was caught in a sting operation involving the military, FBI and Justice Department.
Hundreds of pages of President Bush's Vietnam-era military files were released to the media Friday amid questions about whether he completed his required service in the Air National Guard.
Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.
Despite calls to move away from negative attacks in the 2004 presidential campaign season, Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie and campaign officials for Democratic hopeful John Kerry traded barbs, each accusing the other of dirty politics.
Neighbors of the National Guard soldier who was detained in Washington on suspicion of aiding al Qaeda expressed surprise Friday.
The White House released a military dental examination record for President Bush, claiming the document proves the president was at the base where he was to carry out his service in the Air National Guard.
A former officer in the Texas National Guard said Thursday he once overheard a conversation in which there was a request to sanitize President Bush's Guard records during Bush's tenure as Texas governor.
People who question President Bush's Air National Guard service 30 years ago are engaging in "gutter politics" and "trolling for trash for political gain," a White House spokesman said Wednesday.
As Bush's military service re-emerges as an issue, here is what we know--and don't know
The White House released payroll records Tuesday it said demonstrate that President Bush fulfilled his obligations to the Texas Air National Guard in the early 1970s, hoping to defuse lingering election-year questions about the president's service.
President Bush defended the U.S.-led war in Iraq and said he didn't want to rush an inquiry into U.S. prewar intelligence that suggested Iraq had stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
As anthrax terrorized America in mid-October, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley met with his high command in the city's Emergency Communications Center, a technology-packed fortress two miles from the do...