Although the threat to Los Alamos and the nation's premier nuclear research lab has passed, the mammoth wildfire raging in northern New Mexico still threatens sacred sites of American Indian tribes.
Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River after an ExxonMobil pipeline beneath the riverbed ruptured, sending a plume 25 miles downstream and forcing temporary evacuations.
Danica Patrick was at the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, practicing in her NASCAR Nationwide car. A choice between returning to IndyCar or going to NASCAR full time awaits Danica Patrick.
Fracking: The fracking ban passed 33 to 1 in the New Jersey state Senate and 58 to 11 in the Assembly on Wednesday.
JFK turtles crossed a busy runway at the New York City airport to get to nearby beaches, where they could lay eggs. The JFK turtles are of the diamondback terrapin type.
California budget: Democrats and Republicans agreed on a budget bill that will close the $9.6 billion budget deficit using spending cuts rather than tax renewals. The bill passed, but displeased both parties.
Maria Sharapova beat Dominika Cibulkova at Wimbledon, Tuesday, to continue on to the semifinals. Sharapova will face Sabine Lisicki. Thursday.
Tiger Woods won't be playing in this week's PGA Tour stop while he continues to recover from various leg injuries. Proceeds from the tournament outside Philadelphia benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Casey Anthony case continues on Tuesday, with the man who discovered Caylee Anthony's remains on the witness stand. George Anthony also testifies again in the Casey Anthony case.
New Mexico fires entered the property of a nuclear facility in Los Alamos, Monday.
World's ugliest dog: The 14-year-old Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix won the honor Friday night at the 23rd annual contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair.
The Souris River began retreating from Minot, N.D. on Sunday with no further flood damage in the city. But officials warn that danger would remain for several days until the highest water passed.
The biggest flood in area history swallowed large swatches of Minot, North Dakota, Saturday as authorities worked to reinforce levees, protect the city's key infrastructure, and care for residents forced to flee their submerged homes.
New York has legalized gay marriage after a week of delays. Celebrations erupted and the Empire State building was lit up in rainbow pride colors.
Kwame Kilpatrick was released from prison on parole on Friday, but now has to prepare for a federal corruption trial that could send him back to prison for years.
Alaska earthquake: Kenai Peninsula's emergency management director says a tsunami warning Thursday should have triggered the all-hazard sirens, but nothing went out.
Whitey Bulger: After an international manhunt, the FBI finally caught the 81-year-old Bulger at an apartment in Santa Monica along with longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig on Wednesday.
Michele Bachmann was born in Iowa, where she'll throw her hat into the presidential ring next week. There are now eight GOP candidates running for the White House, including Michele Bachmann.
Robert Gates will retire this month as the US Defense Secretary. In his 45-year career, he's served under eight presidents. In a Newsweek interview, Gates discusses Hilary Clinton, Osama bin Laden's death, and emerging US isolationism.
Katrina shootings occurred six days after the hurricane hit New Orleans in 2005. Five NOPD officers are charged in the Katrina shootings federal case.