Women dressed as 19th century horsewomen known as escaramuzas and a charro (c.) are seen before their performance during the anniversary of the inauguration of Lienzo La Nacional, in Mexico City on Sunday. The Lienzo La Nacional is where charros practice La Charreria, a type of a rodeo based on their working practices, which has been a national sport since 1933.
Reporter Helen Thomas apologized for her controversial remarks about Israel, but then abruptly resigned her post. She has covered the White House since 1960.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Merkel pushed to get the German parliament to approve last month's nearly $1 trillion bailout for Greece. Some economists argue that it would have been cheaper to let Greece default and then bailout European bank bondholders.
The US Coast Guard announced Thursday that, as a part of the oil spill clean-up, BP will start to funnel oil and gas to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico after successfully cutting a leaking oil pipe on the sea floor.
BP CEO says BP and its oil containment booms had been successful in keeping most of the oil away from the eastern coast.
Madame Tussauds employee Marie Chandler poses for photographers beside a waxwork of The Hulk during the launch of the Marvel Super Heroes 4D exhibit at the Madame Tussauds waxworks in London on Wednesday.
The BP oil spill is moving eastward, threatening beaches like Pensacola, Fla., as oil balls wash ashore and Gulf animals die at unusually high rates.
The FBI has dubbed the elusive bank robber, who is described as bald, heavyset, and between 50 and 60 years old, as the 'Granddad Bandit' and is offering a $10,000 reward for a tip leading to his arrest and conviction.
Efforts to curb the effects of the worst oil spill in US history have hit multiple snags.
Engineers may have to bring in a second saw to finish the cut-and-cap operation.