Fall leaves in Saubhegan River in Wilton, N.H.
Corrupt countries index says Somalia is worst. Denmark, Singapore, and New Zealand are least corrupt countries.
Mario Vargas Llosa is the first Latin American to win the honored literary prize in 12 years. Of the 102 awards presented since 1901, only eight have gone to Latin American writers.
After weeks of concern over the safety and cleanliness of athletes' quarters, India's Commonwealth Games began Sunday with a colorful opening ceremony featuring Bollywood songs, yoga, and rickshaws.
Tropical Storm Nicole struck central and eastern Cuba on Wednesday and is heading toward the Bahamas.
The $3.4 billion Southwest-AirTran deal would give Southwest access to the Caribbean and more of the eastern US. It could also mean increased competition for Delta and JetBlue.
Hurricane Igor could weaken and be over Bermuda by Sunday, forecasters say. But the path could change.
A man performs with fire during a Hungry Ghost Festival parade along the streets of Keelung, Taiwan, on Monday. It is believed by some worshipers that the gates of hell are opened during the month and dead ancestors return to visit their relatives. The Hungry Ghost Festival started this year on Aug. 10 and ends on Sept. 7 with traditional Chinese operas, puppet shows, and concerts by believers to appease the roaming spirits.
A runner leads a pack of El Pilar fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, on July 13.
A Shaolin student shows off his skill at Tagou Wushu School in Dengfeng, China, on Sunday. A soccer team of Shaolin students was recently established in the school.