From algae sludge in shrinking pools of water to marooned boats on dry, cracked lake beds, California?s crippling drought has produced stunning images that put the need for rainfall into stark focus.
Illai Kenney, a telecommunications student in Washington, found herself mesmerized by the constant stream of images flooding into her Twitter feed of protests underway in the small town of Ferguson, half a continent away.
Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark of his administration.
As they watched police in military gear spread tear gas in a St. Louis suburb in recent days, White House aides knew President Obama would be expected to weigh in on race.
The final days in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate offered some only-in-Alaska moments, as when the three major candidates were asked in a debate about whether they'd eaten salmon in the last week.
Was Newt finally neutered? Newt Gingrich's attacks on debate moderators have been a staple of his run for the Republican nomination, and may very well have won him the South Carolina primary. But one week after the former House speaker savaged correspondent John King for an opening question about the allegations of his ex-wife, his attempt to deflect another about attacks on Mitt Romney was turned against him by a different CNN anchor. Wolf Blitzer asked Gingrich whether he was satisfied with the level of disclosure Romney had provided about his personal finances. Gingrich called it a "nonsense question," and the crowd roared in approval. "How about if the four of...