Monday's national election gave the Conservative Party a big victory but the socialist-rooted New Democratic Party showed surprising strength.
Monday's election in Canada kept Prime Minister Steven Harper in power, but the results revealed an earthquake in Canadian politics. The Liberals and Bloc Quebecois lost big time, and the leftist New Democrats are the official opposition.
Michael Ignatieff, the Liberal Party candidate in Canada's May 2 election, lags far behind in the polls. His main problem: He spent too much time south of the border.
This shaded relief image of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula shows a subtle, but unmistakable, indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. Most scientists now agree that this impact was the cause of the Cretatious-Tertiary Extinction, the event 65 million years ago that marked the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs as well as the majority of life then on Earth. In this enhanced image the topography has been exaggerated to highlight a trough, the darker green line at the upper left corner. This trough is only about 10 to 15 feet deep and is so subtle that if you walked across it you probably would not notice it.
Two hard-playing hoopsters knocked heads before forging a friendship.
US diplomatic cables suggested Canadian TV seeks to “twist current events to feed long-standing negative images of the US." Not really, say Canadian producers and officials.
Baby names: The same values that pushed adventurous individuals into new territories as our country was being populated may still show up in the names their descendants give to babies, a new study finds.
In this 1931 file photo, Ronald Reagan poses in his lifeguard uniform in the summer of his sophomore year at Eureka College in Eureka, Ill. Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 marks the centennial anniversary of Reagan's birth.
Polar bear cubs play at the St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in Quebec, Canada, on June 2.
Polar bear cubs Ganuk and Taiga sleep on their mother's back at the St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec. They celebrated their first birthday today.