A young boy lands a bubble on his head at a park on Tuesday in Seoul. South Korea has one of the world's lowest birthrates despite the government promotion of incentives to encourage people to have children.
The televised speech by President Obama about the Gulf oil spill is more more action to help force BP -- and other companies --- to create a conscience in all their workers about the public good.
Jamie Hinton, the volunteer fire chief of tiny Magnolia Springs, Ala., has a plan to use a blockade of barges to stop the Gulf oil spill from entering the Magnolia River. For a time, he went ahead with the plan, even though it might have landed him in jail.
BP is leading the Gulf oil spill cleanup because it has a majority share in the well. Other companies connected to the Deepwater Horizon operation are helping, but not at their own expense – yet.
In the Gulf oil spill crisis, President Obama has shied away from theatrical moments that symbolize he's in charge. Tuesday's Oval Office speech is his attempt to take charge on his own terms.
A motorist walks away from a stalled vehicle as Oklahoma City firefighters work to rescue other stalled vehicles on Hefner Road between Kelly Avenue and the Broadway Extension in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Monday.
BP oil spill: Obama said BP appeared ready to meet his demand for a multibillion-dollar, independently-run damage fund.
When he returns to Washington on Tuesday evening Obama will use his first Oval Office speech as president to address the Gulf oil spill catastrophe.
President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the BP Gulf oil spill by phone Saturday. While the talk was cordial, the US has not let up its pressure on BP.