Photos: Strong earthquake strikes off the coast of northeastern Japan

#EANF# People crowd at Sendai railway station in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 after trains were halted following a strong earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan. It is the same region that was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami last year. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING […]

Photos: Wolfpack Angels, Volunteers, Donate Beanie Babies

  (l-r) Juan Garcia, Myra Alvarado,Veronica Casillas and Ilene Guzman with some beanie babies. This group of friends called Wolfpack Angels donated beanie babies to the Help Portrait event, where photographers and other volunteers are giving needy families a free family portrait for Christmas. San Fernando, CA 12/8/12 (photos by John McCoy/Staff Photographer) Photos: Wolfpack […]

Photos: Soldiers return home to their families

  Sgt. Norma Salas kissed her son, E.J. Salas, after arriving at Biggs Army Airfield with about 300 members of the 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery. 11th Air Defense Artillery Monday. The unit had been providing missile defense in southwest Asia. Sister Carol is at left. Photos: Soldiers return home to their families

Photos: The national finals rodeo

  J.R. Vezain of Cowley, Wyo. rides Mile Away in the second go-round of the bareback riding competition on the second day of the National Finals Rodeo, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Photos: The national finals rodeo

Photos: Sports Day In Pictures

  Gina Stechert of Germany skis during the women’s downhill training of the FIS Ski World cup, on December 13, 2012 in Val d’Isere, French Alps. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images Photos: Sports Day In Pictures