A dog waits to take part in Britain's annual Crufts dog show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England.
Nancy Pelosi is a master tactician and the most powerful speaker in a half century. Behind her personal brand of power politics – and whether she will still be speaker after the midterm elections.
Citing health benefits of reduced air pollution, the EPA on Monday proposed requiring power plants in the central and eastern US to dramatically curb emissions by 2014.
TVA Kingston Fossil Plant (coal fly ash pond)-Dec. 22, 2008: Ash dike ruptured at a waste containment area in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, Tenn., releasing 1.1 billion gallons of toxic coal fly ash slurry, the largest such release in U.S. history, which spilled into the Emory River. Estimated costs to clean are $525 million-$825 million, as cleanup is ongoing. (Source: TVA, EPA)
Heavy autumn rains, a wet winter, and an El Niño-induced wet spring could bring record floods to parts of the US, forecasters say.
A water pump forces water out of the basement of a Manton Avenue business in Providence, R.I., on April 1. The area was inundated with flood waters after the nearby Woonasquatucket River overran its banks due to record rainfall earlier in the week.
A bear cools off from intense summer heat with a frozen watermelon in Rio de Janeiro's city zoo on Friday.
YANKEE STADIUM: A view of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx is seen from the upper deck during the Yankees game against the Tampa Bay Rays in July 2008. The 2008 season was the final season the Yankees played in the House that Ruth Built before moving next door to a new Yankee Stadium.
Another winter storm is moving across the US Monday, but forecasters hope the worst of the season's storms will be over by the end of next week.
On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court ruled that it will not force Illinois to shut locks that other states say could allow invasive Asian carp into Lake Michigan. Hours later, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that they had found Asian carp DNA in Lake Michigan.