French rugby player Frederic Michalak practices tackling during a training session at the National Rugby Center in Marcoussis, France on Wednesday. France will face Ireland in their Six Nations Rugby International match next Saturday.
An apparent twister rolled through Branson, Mo. just before 1 a.m. and seemed to hopscotch up the city's main roadway, ripping roofs off hotels and damaging some of the city's famed music theaters dangerously close to the start of the heavy tourism season. At least 37 people were reported hurt, mostly with cuts and bruises.
Hurricane Irene has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm. But as it makes landfall in North Carolina and heads north, it's still expected to pack a wallop with the greatest danger from flooding due to heavy rainfall and coastal storm surges.
Stock traders see the Dow fall 500 points before paring some of its losses. European stock traders endure biggest one-day decline in almost three years.
Heat wave conditions are likely to continue into August. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is forecasting a continuation of the heat wave – hotter-than-normal temperatures across the Desert Southwest and points east across the Deep South.
Stock rally: NYSE and Nasdaq see advancing stocks outnumber declining ones while S&P 500 doubles in record time. Dip in stock rally causes investors to buy into market leaders.
Stock prices rose modestly Monday as investors tentatively moved back into the market after a fresh round of merger and acquisition activity.
The final installment in our series on small but notable seed companies gardeners should know about.