Nearly 300 miles long and about 35 miles wide, a floating raft of pumice in the South Pacific Ocean is "the wierdest thing I've seen in 18 years at sea," says Royal Australian Navy Lt. Tim Oscar.
He was aboard the Royal New Zealand Navy's HMNZS Canterbury on Thursday when the "amphibious support ship" investigated the phenomenon.
The officer in charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in New York has filed a lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
James Hayes Jr. alleges that the department, under Napolitano, has been turned into a female-run "frat house" and that Napolitano promoted women because of friendship instead of merit.
The lawsuit alleges that Napolitano hired two friends who have tormented the men of the agency.
Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 1:15 pm
As devotees in India celebrate Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna, we're seeing some incredible pictures.
Southern California will be broiling through the weekend, as a heat wave that has brought record-breaking temperatures continues, the Los Angeles Times says.
That's why the managers of California's power grid have issued a "flex alert" to customers.
They're asking that residents:
-- "Turn off all unnecessary lights."
Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 12:39 pm
While the exact number of dead seems to be in flux, there is no question that the last few days have been incredibly bloody across Mexico.