Ecuador's lack of visa requirements has attracted Cubans who see it as a several-year stopover en route to the United States. A neighborhood in Quito, the capital, is endearingly called the new Florida.
Actors dressed as The Simpsons television characters display the world's largest doughnut at the launch of 'The Simpsons Movie' DVD in Sydney, in December 2007. It took 40 people and over 80,000 pink icing topped doughnuts weighing 3.5 tonnes to construct the 18-foot-wide donut, which was later distributed to homeless people.
There will be many eyes checking out the inaugural flight of the private Falcon 9 rocket Friday, launching from Florida.
Retired U.S. National Park Service workers formed Global Parks to share their expertise abroad.
Undersea video coverage Thursday night showed engineers lowering a 'top cap' over a severed riser pipe at the bottom of the Gulf to contain BP oil spill. The company hopes to contain 90 percent of the geyser.
The new Falcon 9 rocket has cleared its final hurdle and is on track to blast off from Cape Canaveral.
President Obama wants commercial carriers to ship cargo and crew to the space station. The Falcon 9 rocket, set for a Friday launch, could show how far private industry has progressed.
A computer model suggests that the spreading BP oil spill could travel around the Florida peninsula and enter the Atlantic Ocean.
The next chance for stopping the Gulf oil spill won't come until two relief wells meant to plug the reservoir for good are finished in August.