New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes as Vince Wilfork, upper right, tries to block the ball. The Patriots held off the Saints, 27-24, on Thursday in Foxborough, Mass.
Champagne is being poured in a “beer-like way,” achieved by tilting the glass and gently sliding the Champagne down its inside wall into the flute, Thursday in Paris to illustrate a theory by French scientists from University of Reims. French scientists there, in the home of Champagne, have determined that pouring bubbly on a slant like you would a beer is actually a better way to serve Champagne because it preserves more of the tiny gas bubbles that improve the drink’s flavor and aromas. Glasses that are chilled more also retain more bubbles.
Flood-affected children soaked in rainwater wait Sunday for relief efforts in Nowshera, Pakistan. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says the weather-related cataclysms of July and August fit patterns predicted by climate scientists, although those scientists always shy from tying individual disasters directly to global warming.
General Motors Co. chairman and then-interim chief executive Ed Whitacre Jr. announces he will become permanent CEO of the automaker during a news conference Jan. 25 in Detroit. General Motors Co. said Thursday it made $1.33 billion in the second quarter, a sign it’s getting healthier as it prepares to sell stock to the public.
Lily Beach, 8, shells corn into a bucket Thursday afternoon at the 103rd annual Vinland Fair. Lily easily won the 8-9 year-old division.
Annwyne Stanish walks “Hop Along,” the little blue penguin, Thursday along Rothesay Bay beach, near Auckland, New Zealand. The penguin was washed up on Muriwai Beach suffering from head and leg injuries and was nursed back to health by bird rescue volunteers Sylvia Durrant and Stanish.
People stand on the remnants of a bridge washed away by heavy flooding in northwest Pakistan.
American tourists wear surgical masks during a visit to Red Square as smog from the wildfires covers the Russian capital.
Football players at Lawrence High School attempted to fry an egg on the track after football practice on Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Temperatures surged to 102 degrees Wednesday, making it the fourth straight day of triple-digit heat.