Film director Roman Polanski may have avoided extradition stemming from a 1977 child sex case, but his case runs counter to the trend. Why more countries are handing over suspects to the US.
A 2.7 square mile section of Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier has fallen into the sea, reports NASA.
Uruguay’s Diego Forlan earns our Top Goal honors not just by virtue of his performance in this entire World Cup (he earned the Golden Ball award for most valuable player), but also for the sheer merit his gem of a goal in the third-place face-off with Germany on July 10. Shortly into the second half, Forlan gave Uruguay the lead with a side volley to make your jaw drop. A center pass came too high in the air to dribble, but too low to head. Never one to muck about, Forlan cracked it right out of the air and down with perfect technique. The ball bounced in the box, slipped off the wet grass and into the net.
Rio Grande: River-watchers witnessed the Rio Grande transform from a lazy waterway to a vast expanse of brown water.
A surfer rides the waves on the Ice channel in the English Garden in Munich, Germany, on Thursday.
California quake was centered 28 miles south of Palm Springs and was related to the powerful Easter Day quake, but was not an aftershock.
This image shows average temperatures in April, 2003, observed by AIRS at an infrared wavelength that senses either the Earth's surface or any intervening cloud. Similar to a photograph of the planet taken with the camera shutter held open for a month, stationary features are captured while those obscured by moving clouds are blurred. Many continental features stand out boldly, such as our planet's vast deserts, and India, now at the end of its long, clear dry season.
Mexico applauded the Obama administration's lawsuit against the Arizona immigration law. The US lawsuit argues that the Arizona law undermines the effort to fight crime, especially the drug war. What do Mexicans say?
How an original copy of the Bill of Rights disappeared – and then resurfaced 138 years later.