Hurricane Irene is now headed for North Carolina after pummeling Caribbean island nations from the Bahamas to the Dominican Republic, causing some $3.1 billion in damage.
Hurricane Irene has strengthened and could become a Category 3 as it slams into Bahamas, Tuesday.
Hurricane Irene is the first hurricane of 2011 season. Irene is heading for Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and maybe Florida, say forecasters.
A horse owner tries to hold a horse with a rope during the 'Feria de Ramos', or Palm Fair, in El Alto, Bolivia, Saturday April 16. Palm Fair, a fair for buying and selling animals, takes place once a year before Easter.
The MLB has launched new programs to protect Dominican prospects from the lure of performance-boosting drugs. No other country has such a poor reputation for drug abuse among players.
When the Red Sox and Yankees kicked off a three-game series today at Fenway Park in Boston, 14 of the 50 players were foreign-born, representing a game that is rapidly globalizing.
Children dressed as devils wait at the Malecon to take part in the last day of the annual national carnival in Santo Domingo.