Theatre director and actor Luis Bevia looks at a huge soap bubble during a media rehearsal of his show "Uuuiii!" in Madrid on Wednesday.
Ted Stevens, former US Senator from Alaska, was one of nine people on board the plane that went down in the southwest part of the 49th state.
The research projects are aimed at giving forecasters more tools for improving storm forecasts. The peak of the hurricane season is between now and the end of October.
A revised 2010 hurricane forecast is in from the National Weather Service, and the agency is predicting another strong year for tropical storms. Four to six 'major hurricanes' are expected out of 14 to 20 named storms.
A firefighter looks on as a fast-moving wildfire approaches Elizabeth Lake Road in the Leona Valley near Palmdale, Calif., on Thursday, July 29. Mandatory evacuations were issued for the community of Leona Valley on Thursday evening, Los Angeles County fire inspector Matt Levesque said.
Milwaukee sinkhole: Torrential rains Thursday night created a Milwaukee sinkhole that swallowed a sport utility vehicle and traffic light.
Storm chasers have wrapped up the most dangerous stage of a comprehensive study on how tornadoes form.
Ventura fire threatened nearby homes, but was 60 percent contained by late Tuesday, fire officials said.
Rio Grande: River-watchers witnessed the Rio Grande transform from a lazy waterway to a vast expanse of brown water.
A third vessel for oil collection is set to come on line, and the containment cap is to be replaced. Forecasted calm sea winds in the Gulf oil spill area make this weekend advantageous for the operations.