Firefighters from around the state battle a large wildfire on Highway 71 near Smithville, Texas, on Sept. 5. A roaring wildfire raced unchecked through rain-starved farm and ranchland in Texas, destroying nearly 500 homes during a rapid advance fanned in part by howling winds from the remnants of tropical storm Lee.
Cocaine-stuffed Easter eggs were intercepted by customs at the Los Angeles International Airport in Dec. 2010.
Slim pickings for this year's 'word' prompt the Monitor's language columnist to suggest some rules for dealing with coinages.
Top Heisman Trophy contender and Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton looks on prior to an NCAA college football game against Georgia at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. on Nov. 13. Mr. Newton has been embroiled in ethics-related controversy, but remains a favorite to win the coveted prize.
The natural-gas production industry has resisted providing information about fracking or hydraulic fracturing chemicals, which some say have fouled drinking-water wells.
Dallas tornado: A series of tornadoes touched down outside of downtown Dallas, damaging warehouses in an area near Dallas Love Field.
Nolan Ryan and a group of investors could be announced as the team's new owners next week.
Riders on Peruvian Paso horses guide their horses past a judge during the National Show in Mamacona near Lima, Peru.
Wall Street earnings are strong in the second quarter for US business giants Alcoa and CSX, helping the stock markets rise on Tuesday.
A Sun Bear is fed an orange by a zoo keeper, at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., on Friday. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo has released a $175 million master plan that will add a parking lot where Rosenblatt Stadium now sits and an African grasslands exhibit on the east side of the zoo.