Posted On: 10:48 p.m. | May 21, 2011
While the nation focuses on historic flooding of the Mississippi River, parts of West Texas, Oklahoma and adjoining states are suffering from a drought that rivals the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Some scientists say this is a kind of ‘global weirding’ emblematic of climate change. View Post»
Posted On: 5:09 p.m. | May 21, 2011
The wind in West Texas is famously powerful and incessant. But this year, more big blows than anyone can remember have roared through, stripping away precious topsoil and carrying off another season of hope for farmers and ranchers.
Everywhere, it seems, the land is on the move: sand building up in corners of the just-swept front porch and coating clean laundry on the line, dust up your nose... View Post»
Posted On: 4:59 p.m. | May 21, 2011
They call him the "Godfather.”
For 14 years, John Watkins held supreme authority over the homeless encampments deep in the Hollywood hills. So it was with some trepidation that volunteers armed with clipboards picked their way up a rugged trail to his mountain hideaway one morning, hoping he would answer questions about his health and housing situation.
Their goal: to identify and find... View Post»
Posted On: 9:55 p.m. | May 20, 2011
Walt Disney with plastic heads for the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride. View Post»
Posted On: 5:30 p.m. | May 20, 2011
Tom Seidler, the 43-year-old owner of the Visalia Rawhide, hails from baseball royalty. He is a grandson of Walter O’Malley, the patriarch of a family from an era that now seems sacred in Los Angeles, especially as the city broods over the current state of its Dodgers.
Seidler is the last direct link between the O’Malleys and professional baseball – the only family member still... View Post»
Posted On: 4:32 p.m. | May 20, 2011
Predictions of Judgement Day are nothing new but one by a Christian radio personality has it happening on May 21. According to Harold Camping of Family Radio the faithful will be swept up on Saturday to unite with Jesus in the rapture while nonbelievers will be left behind to wait for Armageddon and the second coming of Christ. He predicts that earthquakes will rock the world Saturday... View Post»
Posted On: 1:49 p.m. | May 20, 2011
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.
This week’s highlights include the space shuttle Endeavour lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., as it began its 14-day mission. Commander Mark Kelly is leading a crew of six on the shuttle's final planned mission, delivering the $2-billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and other supplies to the International Space Station.
The... View Post»
Posted On: 9:21 a.m. | May 20, 2011
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Sweden with a masked man in Stockholm wrapped in the flag of the old Libyan monarchy flashing a victory sign during a demonstration in support of the Libyan rebels. Elsewhere in Europe, Bulgarian extreme right nationalists squared off against Muslims in front of a mosque in Sofia during Friday prayers to protest the volume of loudspeakers that sound... View Post»