Rev. Gerard A. Trancone, Catholic chaplain at Gallaudet University, left, pleads with student LaToya Plummer to let him onto the campus in Washington, D.C., for daily Mass. Gallaudet students blocked access to campus for a second day Thursday, escalating their protest against incoming president Jane F. Fernandes, who has said some people do not consider her "deaf enough" to lead the school.
Employees with the Shaabiya television station comfort each other in front of the station's building in Baghdad. About two dozen gunmen pulled up Thursday at the station in seven cars, stormed quickly into the offices and opened fire, killing 11 station employees.
A man and child walk through the former location of the Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pa. Workers with machines moved in before dawn Thursday and demolished the one-room Amish schoolhouse where five girls were shot to death and five others were injured Oct. 2.
Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel literature prize Thursday. Pamuk will receive a $1.4 million check, a gold medal and diploma, and an invitation to a lavish banquet in Stockholm, Sweden, on Dec. 10, the 110th anniversary of the death of prize founder Alfred Nobel.
¢ Will be allowed to participate in postseason tournament.
¢ Scholarships for the next two seasons reduced from 13 to 12.
¢ Reduction of official paid visits over the next two seasons from a maximum of 24 to a maximum of 16.
¢ Will be allowed to participate in a bowl game.
¢ Reduction of three scholarships for the next two years.
¢ Reduction of recruited two-year college transfers to three in 2006 and 2007.
¢ Program was assessed, with no penalties given.
¢ NCAA found that the university's self-imposed, already-served penalties were excessive.
¢ Nothing can be done to reverse whatever damage the penalties caused.
Josie Dwyer, 2, participates in the Old Settlers Day Parade in Oskaloosa. She is the granddaughter of C.B. Riling and Jim Dwyer, both of Lawrence.
Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at a home that exploded Thursday near Emporia. One person was confirmed dead in the afternoon explosion and subsequent fire.
K.C.'s Herm Edwards gave the Cardinals a chance to force overtime by settling for a field goal.
Miami coach Nick Saban was guilty of a coaching blunder before he even took the field: Daunte Culpepper was a bust from the start.
Virginia Tech quarterback Sean Glennon (7) gets off a pass under pressure from Boston College tackle Brady Smith. B.C. upset the Hokies, 22-3, Thursday in Boston.
Detroit third baseman Brandon Inge, center, and pitcher Todd Jones, right, take the field for workouts on Thursday at Comerica Park in Detroit.
New York's Tom Glavine delivers during Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. The Mets blanked the Cardinals, 2-0, on Thursday night in New York.
Supersonics coach Bob Hill, a former Kansas University assistant, will return to Allen Fieldhouse for Sunday's exhibition against the Chicago Bulls. Tipoff will be 1 p.m.
One of 16 Afghans released from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is hugged by a relative after a ceremony at the Reconciliation Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan. Sixteen Afghans and one Iranian arrived Thursday in Afghanistan, an Afghan official said. The detainees had served up to four years at Guantanamo.
Firefighters survey the area near a high-rise building that was struck by a small aircraft in New York. The small airplane with Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle aboard slammed into the building Wednesday on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, killing the pitcher and a flight instructor.
Vice President Dick Cheney stopped Thursday in Topeka to help Republican Jim Ryun in his U.S. House re-election bid.
A North Korean soldier reacts to a photographer on a passing boat Thursday in the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. The U.S. on Thursday began pushing for a U.N. resolution that adds a travel ban on North Korea, while South Korea said it detected no abnormal levels of radioactivity after the North's claimed nuclear test.
U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-2nd District, welcomes Vice President Dick Cheney to the stage during a fundraiser for Ryun Thursday in Topeka.