Nearly 350 homes have been destroyed by the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves court in handcuffs Friday after being convicted in his child sex abuse trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Pennsylvania. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Expanding the refinery at Port Arthur, Texas, took five years and $10 billion. The facility can now process 600,000 barrels a day. Motiva Enterprises hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney participates in a 6th-grade language arts class with Salina Beattie and other students at Universal Bluford Charter School on Thursday in Philadelphia. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. oil boom has created a glut of crude in Cushing, Okla., a major oil storage hub. This sign dubs the city the "Pipeline Crossroads of the World." Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. The rig's crew were new to their positions just before the explosion. Such staffing reorganizations are increasingly common as the industry grapples with a staffing shortage. U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images hide caption

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In a video from the Horatio Alger Association, William Doré tells of a tense and abusive childhood. Horatio Alger Association/YouTube hide caption

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