The US Postal Service and other government agencies are trying to make their transportation fleets more eco-friendly.
One of five members of the Air Force Academy Wings of Blue parachute team jumps into the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex which is celebrating Air Force Week. The Air Force Week program offers men and women of the United States Air Force the unique opportunity to share their experiences with members of the local community.
Petey, a Yorkshire terrier, is dressed as the witch from 'Wicked' at the Times Square Dog Day Masquerade.
A man feeds a piece of bread to catfish in the Gadisar Lake at Jaisalmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan on Friday. The man-made lake was built as a reservoir in the 14th century and is now home to catfish who are fed by tourists and devotees praying at nearby temples.
Gold bullion worth over half a million dollars was stolen from a museum in the Florida Keys earlier this week.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A newly renovated Anderson Cottage at the Old Soldier's Home is also known as Lincoln's Cottage in Washington. For three summers Abraham Lincoln and his family retreated to the cottage in a military complex on the outskirts of Washington. It is believed he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation there, and this is where he heard the news of the Union victory at Gettysburg.
Sea turtles are being followed by marine biologists to learn how to protect the threatened and endangered species. The sea turtles are tagged with a satellite transmitter and other tracking devices.
So far, only the Gulf Coast National Seashore has seen oil on its barrier islands. But park officials from Louisiana for Florida's space coast are bracing for more oil.
The BP oil spill has begun to have international repercussions. Cuba is the country most likely to be the first non-US victim if the oil slick advances beyond Florida into the Caribbean.
Oil spill cleanup: The growing BP oil spill threatens a critically endangered sawfish with extinction, as well as many other threatened species.