A firefighter looks on as a fast-moving wildfire approaches Elizabeth Lake Road in the Leona Valley near Palmdale, Calif., on Thursday, July 29. Mandatory evacuations were issued for the community of Leona Valley on Thursday evening, Los Angeles County fire inspector Matt Levesque said.
PIG RACING: Pigs with woolen jockeys attaches to their backs race during a community fair in Cushendun near Belfast, Northern Ireland, in July 2009.
LightSquared will launch a new wireless broadband network that aims to provide competition to the incumbent phone companies.
Motorola Inc., which has played a central role in developing the US electronics industry over the past 82 years, will sell its wireless division to Nokia Siemens Networks, a Finnish-German joint venture. The company will then be poised to split its cell phone manufacturing operations from its police radio business.
Caster Semenya had been the subject of a gender dispute, after which track and field's governing body allowed her to run as a woman. The South African won an 800-meter race Sunday in Finland.
To become a truly prosperous and democratic nation, Russia must be willing to abandon cultural obstacles to progress. Based on a meeting I had with Russia's president last month, Moscow may not be ready to do that.
Wimbledon marathon match, the longest ever, lasted for 11 hours and stretched over three days. John Isner came out on top.
Queen Elizabeth II, wearing a white dress with a blue coat and hat, greeted onlookers and met former champions such as Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova before meeting the tennis tournament's top seeds.
AURORA BOREALIS: The aurora borealis, or the northern lights, are seen above Bear Lake in Alaska in January 2005. The lights are the result of solar particles colliding with gases in Earth's atmosphere.
Royal wedding watchers will get an eyeful this weekend in Sweden when royalty and dignitaries attend the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling.