• Scott Brown loads up on water after a power failure at a pumping station caused a widespread drop in water pressure, in New Orleans triggering a boil water advisory issued for New Orleans on Sunday morning, March 3 , 2013. Marcia St. Martin, executive director of the city's Sewerage and Water Board, said the outage lasted less than 20 min Sunday morning. Martin said the loss of pressure opened the way for possible contamination, and water samples are being taken citywide.

    Taps in the city went dry after a boiler's heating flame went out of control in the immense steam generator that powers pumps for a water treatment plant.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 03, 2013, 7:58 PM EST
  • A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

    Stocks soared on a report that the prime minister's pick for the next central bank governor will be a strong advocate of loose monetary policy.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 25, 2013, 12:49 AM EST
  • In this Jan. 25, 2013 photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots navigate a P3 Orion Airborne Early Warning Aircraft while flying over waters near the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The Central American country abolished its army in 1948 and plowed money into education, social benefits and environmental preservation. As a result, Costa Rican officials say, the country can’t battle ruthless and well-equipped Mexican drug cartels without U.S. help. The U.S. is patrolling Costa Rica’s skies and waters and

    The government has launched a tough line on crime backed by a top-to-bottom transformation of its law-enforcement and justice systems.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 18, 2013, 4:58 PM EST
  • Martin Blessing , CEO of Germany's Commerzbank , arrives for a balance press conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday Feb. 15, 2013.

    Martin Blessing says he will not draw any performance-related pay after a year of meager profits and no dividend for shareholders.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 15, 2013, 11:48 AM EST

    The White House cybersecurity executive order, to be unveiled by President Obama's top security officials, will be the most comprehensive plan yet. 

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 12, 2013, 6:16 PM EST