Fourth of July fireworks now have new effects, new technology, and new colors. These advances have revolutionized fireworks in the recent years.
A man paddles a homemade boat through a flooded area in Moshan village, Zhejiang province Saturday, June 19. China has mobilized troops to help with flood relief and raised its disaster alert to the highest level after days of downpours forced the evacuation of more than half a million people in central and southern provinces.
Tiger Woods is not competing in this year's US Open golf tournament, but a field of 156 golfers provides a number of story lines to consider. Phil Mickelson, who has finished second five times, is but one of many.
Seaman Quincy Fermer of the USS Carl Vinson hugs his Thiana after seeing her for the first time after disembarking from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego. The US Navy aircraft carrier from which the body of Osama bin Laden was buried at sea has returned to its home port in San Diego Bay.
Tiger Woods announced on his website and Twitter account Tuesday that he will not be playing in this month's US Open golf championship at Congressional Country Club, outside Washington, D.C.
New spaceship from NASA: a new spaceship based on an Orion space capsule is being re-purposed for missions to asteroids and moons around Mars.
A space tourism study by Space Adventures suggests that 140 private citizens could reach orbit by 2020, and it is promoting its own 17-day excursion that includes orbiting the moon.
Haley Barbour: Several allies said Barbour, known as one of the smartest political operatives in the GOP, ultimately decided he didn't have what it takes to win.