As he wraps up his Africa tour, Obama will rendezvous with ex-President George W. Bush in Tanzania Tuesday to mark the 1998 US Embassy bombing there. But Bush's conference on empowering African women is the main draw.
19 firefighters killed: More died battling this wildfire than have died fighting any other US wildfire in 80 years. Prior to this, the number of on-duty firefighter deaths had fallen to historic lows the past two years.
Americans are using bicycles for transportation and recreation in record numbers as the fitness and green movements, as well as high energy costs, spur a two-wheel revolution.
A dome of extreme hot weather is baking much of the West, but whether or not the moment is historic will be up to the thermometer at Death Valley’s Furnace Creek, where the world’s hottest temperature – 134 degrees – was recorded in 1913.