NASA's space shuttle "Endeavour" returns home to Runway 15 at the Kennedy Space Center at 2:35 am on June 1, 2011. Endeavour is completing its twenty fifth and final mission, STS 134, for NASA's shuttle program. Endeavour and her six person crew flew to the International Space Station, dropping off supplies as well as the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer during its sixteen day mission.
Violence continues to rock major cities in Yemen as supporters of tribal leader, Hamid al-Ahmar, battle with government forces. This collection follows the developing crisis in Yemen from the February 2011 when President Ali Abdullah Saleh first refused to step down.
Amidst the clothing and mattress sales, there's a critical importance to Memorial Day: Commemorating and honoring those who gave their lives and service so that we may continue about our lives. Here are some of our best pictures from the holiday over the past few years.
Politicians and civil servatns are no less subject to temptation and failure as the rest of us, and some would argue that by the nature of the personality it takes to take such powerful positions and the corruption that comes alongside said appointments, that they are more prone to moral lapses.
Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing on a daily basis starting this weekend in a bid to ease the blockade on the Gaza Strip. The decision to reopen the crossing on a permanent basis was discussed at recent reconciliation meetings between Fatah and Hamas.
United Press International is a leading provider of news, photos and information to millions of readers around the globe via UPI.com and its licensing services.
With a history of reliable reporting dating back to 1907, today's UPI is a credible source for the most important stories of the day, continually updated - a one-stop site for U.S. and world news, as well as entertainment, trends, science, health and stunning photography. UPI also provides insightful reports on key topics of geopolitical importance, including energy and security.