Over the years, the Pentagon has played an increasing role in disaster assistance, and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is no exception. Is it too much when the US military is fighting two wars?
Arizona may soon regret its new immigration law. Oklahoma passed a similar law in 2007 that deeply hurt its people and economy.
Discovered in Indonesia and known as the Torch lizard because of its distinctive orange head, the new species close relative of the Komodo dragon.
Newly published documents reveal that a Scottish police official in the 1930s believed 'beyond doubt' that the Loch Ness monster existed. Expert Loren Coleman says it reveals the government's longstanding policy to protect the mythic beast.
A large globe, with the US Capitol in the background, is seen on the Mall as part of Earth Day celebrations on April 22.
The eruption at Eyafjallajökull volcano in Iceland has been hugely disruptive to world travel. But as a volcanic event, it's barely worth mentioning.
Ash cloud from Iceland's spewing volcano halted air traffic across a wide swath of Europe on Thursday.
A Black Crowned Crane from East Africa looks towards the camera as it parades in the Bird Park in Walsrode, northern Germany, April 8. Thousands of birds from about 650 species live in the park.
Former Alaskan governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gives her husband, Todd, a thumbs up as she begins to address a crowd at a stop of the Tea Party Express on Boston Common in Boston, Wednesday.