How much can you pack on top of one rocket? A United Launch Alliance Atlas V is carrying up the U.S. Air Force's so-called secret space plane, The Planetary Society's solar sail, and several CubeSats, or tiny satellites.
Just as moms were planning what they would pack in the family cooler, teen girls were deciding which teeny-weeny bikini looks best and beach lovers in and around Santa Barbara prepared for a holiday weekend of summer sunning and fun -- a 21,000 gallon crude oil spill has washed all of those plans out to sea.
In a rare joint action with attorney generals for each of the 50 states, the Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients.
This week, President Barack Obama visits South Dakota, marking the 50th state that he has visited as President of the United States. Here are 50 photos that White House photographer Pete Souza chose from each state.