Even as the Wallow fire threatens to alter the Arizona landscape for a long time to come, some scientists say climate change may be fueling a trend toward larger wildfires in the American West.
Children practice during a ballet class at the Croatian National Theatre in the Adriatic port of Split.
Parkersburg paired FEMA aid with small-town work ethic to rebuild. It could be a template for other tornado-damaged towns.
Oil, stocks, and the economy faltered this week, with oil poised to drop in the lead-up to an OPEC meeting.
Rising waters threaten Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota, and are expected to push south soon. The Midwest will be underwater all summer, say officials.
Parkersburg residents dug through debris searching for belongings in the wake of a tornado in 2008 that left a trail of destruction 43 miles long and a mile wide.
China's Li Na return the ball to Italy's Francesca Schiavone during their women's final match for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday June 4. Li Na became the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam event.
A three-year-old boy holds a flower to give to US Senator John McCain before his visit to an HIV/AIDS hospice, founded by a member of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, in Yangon, Myanmar. McCain is in the country on an official visit to strengthen bilateral relations and is expected to meet pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
At least two tornadoes tore through communities in western and central Massachusetts Wednesday, killing four and injuring 200. They make 2011 the deadliest year for US tornadoes since 1950.
East coast tornado: Residents of 18 communities in central and western Massachusetts woke to widespread damage Thursday, a day after at least two late-afternoon tornadoes shocked emergency officials with their suddenness and violence.