Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme isn't the only scam uncovered during tough economic times.
Robert Allen Stanford, his firm, or its employees are said to have delivered $2.4 million to political operations since 2000.
A town expresses its cultural pride through kites.
Gunmen hijacked four ship within 48 hours last week. Cash retrieved from ransoms is paying for weapons and salaries of fighters on both sides of Somalia's conflict.
Photographer Traer Scott documents the plight – and the promise – of street dogs in Mexico and Puerto Rico.