Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin became the first woman governor of her state in December 2006. Palin was selected by John McCain as the vice presidential candidate – only the second woman in the US to be selected for that post. After the 2008 election, Palin announced in July 2009 that she would resign her post as governor of Alaska and would not run for reelection in 2010. Palin released her memoir, 'Going Rogue: An American Life,' in November 2009. The former governor and vice-presidential candidate has since formed a political action committee, SarahPAC, and in February 2010 appeared as the keynote speaker at the inaugural 'tea party' convention in Nashville, Tenn.
Four to 6 feet of water flooded the celebrated stage of Grand Ole Opry as 13 inches of pounding rain cause havoc in Nashville.
While the Nashville, Tennessee, flood will bring federal aid, some complain the area became the nation's hidden disaster. But many Tennesseans are happy to clean up the mess on their own.
A riot policeman is splattered with iced coffee outside the Greek Parliament during a protest in Athens on Thursday. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through Greece's capital after lawmakers approved drastic cuts need to secure international rescue loans worth 110 billion euros ($140 billion).
Young novice monks play with toy bubble guns during an event to celebrate Children's Day at the Chogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday.
A paramilitary officer stands guard before opening the gate at the Shanghai World Expo on Tuesday in Shanghai, China.
As the Cumberland River begins to recede, power outages grip Nashville, Tenn.
Nashville flooding damaged several areas in the city's downtown center. Water has been reported in the basement of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Jason White paddles down a flooded street on May 5 in Nashville, Tenn. The flooding caused by record-breaking rains last weekend of more than 13 inches still has some streets in the region only passable by boat.
Kid Rock confirmed on his website Thursday that he will be hosting the awards show in Nashville on June 9.