Borderlands

Pentagon defends use of active-duty troops to support border security

WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials told House lawmakers that there's nothing unusual about the 2,300 active-duty troops at the border, saying it mirrors deployments under previous administrations, but critics said the use of forces other than the National Guard is "highly unusual."

Wonders of ancient city of Teotihuacan inspire Phoenix artist

PHOENIX – Phoenix artist Diana Calderon continues to draw inspiration from a trip two years ago to Teotihuacan, an ancient city in central Mexico known for its enormous stone temples and monuments. But she doesn’t have to travel nearly as far now, thanks to an exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum.