The Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica just set a new record, sailing through the Northwest Passage above North America earlier than ever before.
Photographer Russell Lee, while working for the FSA/OWI visited the small town of Vale, Oregon, on the Fourth of July in 1941.
Images of Muslim Americans observing Eid al-Fitr and Ramadan this year in New York, Connecticut, California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey
Beginning on April 1, anti-government demonstrators have staged daily protests across Venezuela, leaving thousands arrested, hundreds injured, and 66 dead.
In the United States, the German American Bund, an American Nazi organization, was formed in 1936, and soon grew to have tens of thousands of members.
After a run of 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, known as “The Greatest Show on Earth,” has come to an end.
Since April 1, daily anti-government protests across Venezuela have frequently devolved into clashes with riot police, leaving thousands arrested, hundreds injured, and 43 dead.
One year ago this week, a raging wildfire burned through nearly 1.5 million acres of forest surrounding the city of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Today, the recovery is moving slowly.
On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Caracas and other Venezuelan cities to step up their continuing demonstrations against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Parts of California have just experienced the wettest winter on record—months of rain have refilled reservoirs and snow has covered the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Opposition groups have taken to the streets in Venezuela five times in the last week, protesting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Heavy rains in Colombia over the weekend caused rivers to overflow and sent mudslides crashing down on the town of Mocoa, burying neighborhoods in piles of mud, boulders, and shattered trees.
On March 30, 1867, the United States gave the government of Russia a check for $7.2 million and took possession of a vast new land that became the Alaska Territory.
An unusual bout of heavy rains powered by El Niño conditions have drenched parts of Peru with 10 times more rainfall than normal.
Earlier this month, Agence France-Presse photographers Jim Watson and Guillermo Arias traveled the length of the U.S.–Mexico border.
Reuters photographer Christinne Muschi recently spent time photographing refugees who took taxis to the end of a dead-end road in the U.S. to walk across the border into Canada, into the custody of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
A total of 2,908 dogs were entered in this year’s 141st annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, consisting of 200 different breeds or varieties.
How a riding club counters crime with horses
Photographs of the offices of the cloud-computing company Rackspace in Texas, Virginia, and New York, made by photographer Trenton Moore
High in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has built several collections of telescopes and observatories on remote, arid mountaintops.
Late last month, six people were killed and eight more injured after a gunman opened fire at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City. Over the weekend, thousands of Canadians mourned the dead, and came together in public demonstrations of unity.
Photographs of military vets making their way as civilians in New York City, made by photographer Emilie Richardson
Images from this weekend’s protests against the immigration ban, from New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, Washington, DC, Dallas, Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, and more
The Chilean government has asked for international assistance and declared a state of emergency in some southern regions battling the worst forest fires in the nation’s history.
Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava.
Winning images and honorable mentions from the four categories: Wildlife, Landscapes, Aerials, and Underwater.
California wildfires, the Sankta Lucia Festival of Light in England, a snowy football game in New York, Glasgow's annual Santa Dash, and much more.
After another year of news stories that produced photos which can often be difficult or disturbing to view, I’ve made it a tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year.