When Forest Service employees first stumbled upon the trail and road damage, they didn’t know who did it or why.
But they knew something was wrong.
Mile after mile of dirt trails and primitive roads west and south of Bend had been wrecked with heavy machinery. Trees were knocked over with roots attached. Culverts were smashed. Roads were widened to two or three times their original size. Some areas were stripped bare of vegetation and rocks. The debris was pushed into unkempt piles along the road.
Tonight marks the end of an era for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. The World Cup champions play their final Victory Tour match against China in New Orleans. It's also the final game for one of their longtime stars: Abby Wambach.
The 35-year-old forward is hanging up her cleats after a stellar career. Consider:
Associated Press reporter Martha Mendoza speaks with PRI's The World about the shrimp slavery investigation.
SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) – Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or get beaten. For the next 16 hours, No. 31 and his wife stood in the factory that owned them with their aching hands in ice water. They ripped the guts, heads, tails and shells off shrimp bound for overseas markets, including grocery stores and all-you-can-eat buffets across the United States.