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Ice coats – but doesn't halt – Niagara Falls

While frigid air and the polar vortex affected approximately 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada this week, photographs of a partially frozen Niagara Falls caused a flurry on social media. Recent temperatures in the Niagara Falls area have been cooler than …

Fidel Castro makes rare appearance at Havana gallery

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and revolutionary leader, made a rare public appearance to attend the inauguration of an art gallery on Wednesday in Havana. Castro, 87, who ceded power to his brother Raul Castro in 2008 after falling ill in 2006, was last seen in public in …

Dead tiger found in SUV in China

Police in China found a tiger's dead body after they intercepted two men loading a suspicious sack into a van in the city of Wenzhou, Reuters reports. One of the men was detained on suspicion of illegally trading in an endangered species, according to a report in The New Yor …

Conjoined whale twins found off coast of Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Fishermen have found two rare conjoined gray whale calves that died shortly after being born off the coast of Baja California, the Mexican government said.

Polar Vortex Effects Seen From Skies Above Chicago

Pilot Hank Cain captured this image of a frozen Chicago from a United Express flight from Washington D.C. to the Windy City. Chicago felt like 31 below this morning as artic air from a "polar vortex" locked nearly the entire United States under subfreezing temperatures Tuesday. …

Infant rescued from rubble of Damascus air strike

A Damascus neighborhood was hit by an airstrike, the same day that Syria began removing chemical weapon materials out of the country in a crucial phase of a disarmament program delayed by war and technical problems. Activists claim that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar a …

Pope Francis has a little lamb (on his shoulders)

A woman dressed as a character from a nativity scene puts a lamb around the neck of Pope Francis as he arrives to visit the Church of St Alfonso Maria dei Liguori on the outskirts of Rome on Jan. 6, 2014.

Wall of ash envelops Indonesia volcano

Ash spewing from Indonesia's Mount Sinabung formed a massive cloud around the mountain on Tuesday. The volcano in the province of North Sumatra has been erupting sporadically for several months, damaging crops and triggering the evacuation of more than 19,000 …

Dakar rally car burns to a crisp

Chile's Javier Campillay drives past the burning car of Kazakhstan's Bauyrzhan Issabayev and Gabdulla Ashimov during Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally between San Luis and San Rafael, Argentina, on Monday. The Kazakh drivers escaped without serious injury but were forced to withdraw fro …

Germany's Merkel on crutches after skiing accident

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures with a crutch as she meets carol singers during a reception at the Chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday. Merkel fractured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident in Switzerland over the Christmas holidays and is walking with the help of …

Bewigged lawyers protest outside London court

Trials across England and Wales were severely disrupted on Monday as striking lawyers congregated outside courthouses for noisy protests. The demonstrations, including one outside the Old Bailey courthouse in London, above, were organized to protest government cuts of up to 30 p …

Beautiful view of Tokyo's first sunrise of 2014

People watch the sun rise over Tokyo Bay on New Year's Day. Some 200 people saw the first sunrise of 2014 from the Roppongi Hills observation deck, 885 feet above sea level.

Family spots missing man in cold weather news photo

A man missing since Wednesday was found by his family after this photo appeared in the pages of USA TODAY. Nicholas A. Simmons, 20, disappeared from his family's house in a tiny upstate New York town on New Year's Day. Three days later, a photographer with the Associated Press d …

'Pirate ship' battered by storm

Waves pour over 'The Black Pearl', a model pirate ship made from driftwood, in New Brighton in northwest England, on Jan. 3, 2014. High tides and strong winds caused flooding in parts of England on Friday as severe flood warnings remained in place.

Al Qaeda fighters take over parts of two Iraq cities

Al Qaeda fighters brandished their weapons in the streets of two Iraqi cities and set police vehicles ablaze on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. A provincial spokesman said the militants had taken over police stations and military posts in Fallujah and Ramadi after secur …

#MySnowPics: Share your winter storm photos

Blizzard-like conditions have taken hold in the Midwest and Northeast, with over a foot and a half of snow in some areas. How is the storm affecting your area? Show us with the hashtag #MySnowPics on Instagram or Twitter, or upload your pictures directly by clicking the box belo …

4 dead after Cambodian police fire on protesters

At least four people were killed Friday when police outside Cambodia's capital opened fire to break up a protest by striking garment workers demanding a doubling of the minimum wage, police and human rights workers said. Chuon Narin, deputy chief of the Phnom Penh Municipal Po …

Photographer Dave Martin, chronicler of triumph and tragedy in the South, collapses, dies covering football game

A longtime Associated Press photographer who documented nearly every major tragedy and triumph in the South over the past 30 years, died Tuesday night at a college bowl game. David Martin ran onto the field after Texas A&M's 52-48 win over Duke at the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atl …

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