Roughneck towns along the Gulf coast are waiting for news from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Eleven people are missing, although one family received a happy call.
First Lady Michelle Obama flexes her muscles with the children at the River Terrace School in Washington, D.C., during a 'Let's Move' event to promote physical fitness on Wednesday.
In this April 21 photo released by the US Coast Guard, a fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon burns 52-miles southeast of Venice, La. Helicopters, ships and an airplane searched waters off Louisiana's coast Wednesday for missing workers after an explosion and fire that left an offshore drilling platform tilting in the Gulf of Mexico.
Major mishaps aboard oil rigs are rare. But accidents like the Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion show the risks as companies explore farther and drill deeper.
The American landscape is becoming less American as plants from Europe and Asia invade open spaces, crowding out native species and lessening the nation's biological diversity.
Fargo officials and residents were on the brink of declaring victory as sandbags and dikes are expected to hold back the Red River.
Katie Spotz touched a pier in Guyana Sunday to become the youngest person to solo row across the Atlantic Ocean.
Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore raised terror alert levels after a tip-off that terrorists are planning to attack vessels in the Malacca Strait. The threat hasn't prevented millions of barrels of oil from being shipped through the strait daily.
US parachutists attend a training session as part of the 'Cope Tiger 2010' joint Air Force exercise over Lop Buri province in Thailand, on March 3. About 1,600 soldiers from three countries, Thailand, the US, and Singapore, are participating in the two-week exercise.
Global warming skeptics must recognize that real -- not predicted -- climate change is already turning the Arctic into a potential military flash point.