Texas Tech's Casey Jackson, left, and Jametra Clark celebrate the
Red Raiders' 62-49 victory over top-ranked Texas. The setback
Sunday in Lubbock, Texas, knocked the Longhorns out of first place
in the Big 12 Conference.
San Antonio forward Tim Duncan (21) splits the defense of Minnesota
guard Sam Cassell (19) and center Michael Olowokandi, right, on his
way to the basket. Duncan had 25 points as the Spurs beat the
Timberwolves, 94-92, Sunday in Minneapolis.
New York's Alex Rodriguez fields a ground ball during practice. The
American League MVP -- who is making the switch from shortstop to
third base after being traded from Texas to the Yankees -- was
practicing Sunday at Tampa, Fla.
Workers clean up the oil and fuel spill along the banks of the
Mississippi River Sunday near New Orleans. The Lee III, an offshore
supply vessel with a crew of five sank near the mouth of the
Mississippi River after colliding with a container ship early
Saturday, the Coast Guard said.
A U.S. Army convoy drives on a highway south of Kuwait City. A
quarter of a million soldiers are passing through Kuwait on their
way to or from Iraq in the coming weeks, the largest such rotation
of U.S. forces in history.
People carry away looted goods, including sacks of rice and flour,
from the port of Cap-Haitien, Haiti. Rebels captured Haiti's
second-largest city with little resistance Sunday, claiming
Cap-Haitien as their biggest prize in a two-week uprising that has
driven government forces from half the country.
A young relative of suspected suicide bomber Mohammed Zool, 23,
cries as he watches family members remove belongings from the
family home in the West Bank village of Hussan. The suicide bomber
blew himself up Sunday morning on a crowded Jerusalem bus. The Al
Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a militant group loosely affiliated with
Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the
Actress Charlize Theron accepts her award for best leading actress
in a motion picture for her work in "Monster" at the Screen Actors
Guild Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.
This computer game, "The Journey to Wild Divine: The Passage," is
played using no keys or joysticks. A player uses three plastic
biofeedback clips called Magic Rings, which monitor the player's
heart rate and perspiration to judge the level of relaxation.
Marta Fernandez, a visiting teacher from Spain, teaches a Spanish
class at Arkansas City High School. Fernandez teaches both Spanish
and English for the area's schools, translating for some Hispanic
students and teaching English to parents.
Lawrence, Douglas County and other regional officials are
supporting the Upper Wakarusa Watershed Restoration and Protection
Strategy to clean up the pollution flowing into Clinton Reservoir.
A group of the watershed supporters gathered Friday at Clinton
Lake. Back row from left are Don Palmateer, Alison Reber, Mike
Wildgen, Don Snethen, Paul Liechti, Jerry de Noyelles, Charles
Jones, Joe Harkins and Lew Ruona. Front row from left are Dennis
Schwartz, Dale Lambley, Wayne Lukert, Dennis Brinkman and Shari
Becca Sharp, right, a protester against Ralph Nader running for
president, and Virginia Rodino, left, a Nader supporter, confront
each other outside the NBC station in Bethesda, Md.. Consumer
advocate Nader announced Sunday he would again seek the presidency,
declaring that Washington had become "corporate occupied territory"
and arguing there was too little difference between the Democratic
and Republican parties.
Amanda Peterson is part of a nationwide effort urging legislation
to recognize stillbirths with more than just a death certificate.
Peterson's sister was stillborn 25 years ago, and the Lawrence
resident says she knows the trauma her mother suffered from the
Korey Robinson, 9, far left, and Michele Peck, 8, skate while Kaley
Robinson, 9, ties up her skating shoes. All three wore their
helmets as they played on Friday. The city this week will consider
an ordinance requiring youths under 15 to wear helmets while
skating, cycling or riding a scooter.
Carl Long's car (46) flips over as Mark Martin (6) drives past
during the Subway 400 race. Long was not injured in the crash
Sunday at North Carolina Speedway near Rockingham, N.C.
Matt Kenseth (17) beats Kasey Kahne (9) to the finish line of the
Subway 400. Kenseth won the NASCAR Nextel Cup race Sunday at the
North Carolina Speedway near Rockingham, N.C.
Driver Matt Kenseth, left, and team owner Jack Roush, right, spray
each other with champagne after Kenseth won the Subway 400. Kenseth
earned his first victory since March 2 in Sunday's NASCAR Nextel
Cup Series race at North Carolina Speedway near Rockingham, N.C.
Texas coach Rick Barnes reacts to a call during the Longhorns'
victory over Oklahoma. After winning, 68-63, Saturday in Norman,
Okla., Texas will face Kansas University tonight in Austin, Texas.
Kansas University second baseman Ryan Baty, right, applies the tag
to Creighton's Gabe Lapito during the first inning of the Jayhawks'
5-1 victory. KU won its home opener Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.
KU coach Ritch Price applauds the Jayhawks after they scored a run
in their home opener.
Senior pitcher Ryan Knippschild winds up to throw a pitch against
Creighton. Knippschild earned the win in Kansas University's 5-1
victory in the Jayhawks' home opener Sunday afternoon at Hoglund
Children of the Stanwix and Barrett families exchange gifts the day before Christmas Eve at the Barrett residence. The two families have had the traditional exchange since the Barretts moved to Lawrence three years ago. Clockwise from bottom left are Madisen Barrett, 5; Emma Stanwix, 3; Kate Stanwix, 5; Erin Stanwix, 7; Chance Barrett, 18 months; and Tiara Barrett, 9. Tiara, Madisen and Chance are the children of Bradley and Alneata Barrett. Erin, Kate and Emma are the daughters of Rick and Marci Stanwix. Alneata Barrett submitted the picture.