WATERMELON FEAST: Kids participate in a watermelon eating contest at Tolmachoff Farms' Family Farm Day in Glendale, Ariz., in this June 2006 photo.
Among the Top 10 beaches in the United States, No. 1 Coopers Beach in Long Island costs the most.
Coopers Beach (Southampton, N.Y.): Coopers Beach is seen here on May 13 with pristine white sand and lapping waves. With convenient parking and amenities, in addition to nearly no trash on the beach, Coopers beach was selected as America's Best Beach in a survey released on May 28. Top 10 Beaches is produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as 'Dr. Beach,' director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Best Beaches list.
The tar-ball effect has bumped the Panhandle beaches off this year's Top 10 Best Beaches list.
The Interior Department has approved the Cape Wind project, clearing the way for the first offshore wind power in the US.
A Massachusetts elementary school lobbied successfully to get 'No Name Calling Day' written into state anti-bullying law.
The first family's dog, Bo, waits to board Air Force One in Cape Cod on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on August 30, 2009, en route to Washington, D.C. Bo Obama marked his first anniversary of living with the Obamas in the White House on April 14.