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Firefighters battle a major house fire Friday in New Lyme Township, Ohio. The Ashtabula County sheriff said 14 fire departments responded to the fire, which broke out just after 2 p.m. There was no word on the cause of the fire or injuries.
Reputed Ku Klux Klansman James Ford Seale walks to a waiting transport vehicle Friday in Jackson, Miss., after receiving three life terms in prison for his role in the 1964 abduction and murder of two black teenagers in Mississippi.
Traffic slows with only two westbound lanes open Friday on Interstate 80/94 at the Kennedy exit in Hammond, Ind., where flood water forced the closure of two westbound and all eastbound lanes for about seven miles on the interstate. Severe storms Thursday drenched northwest Indiana and flooded many roads and neighborhoods.
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A fire engine carrying the casket of firefighter Robert Beddia of Engine Company 24 sits in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral during his funeral ceremony Friday in New York. Beddia, 53, was fatally injured last weekend during a blaze at the former Deutsche Bank building at the World Trade Center site.
BP Capital founder T. Boone Pickens, right, and Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder laugh as they respond to a reporter's question. Pickens is the billionaire alumnus who donated $165 million to renovate the football stadium and create an athletic village at Oklahoma State.
Roger Federer, left, and Rafael Nadal react during the men's final at Wimbledon in this file phot from July 8. Chances are good the two could meet again in the finals of this year's U.S. Open.
Althea Gibson prepares to volley against Britain's Ann Haydon during the Wimbledon women's singles semifinal tennis match in Wimbledon, England, in this July 3, 1958 file photo.
Cars race through a turn on the new surface at Bristol Motor Speedway during the Busch Series Food City 250. Kasey Kahne won the race Friday in Bristol, Tenn.
Villager Andrei Sidikov squats Friday at the spot where the remains of the last Russian czar Nicholas II's son and heir to the throne may have finally been found near Yekaterinburg, about 900 miles east of Moscow. Prosecutors said Friday they have reopened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of the last Russian czar and his family nearly 90 years ago after an archaeologist said the remains may have finally been found.
Darleene Stone Overstreet, left, congratulates her daughter, Dawn V. Overstreet, after she received her doctoral degree from Boston College, Lynch School of Education.
Tom Davis sits with his children, from left, Matthew, 12, Jacob, 13, and Ethan, 6, in Chatham, Va. Davis lost his wife, Elizabeth, in 2000, after she gave birth to Ethan. U.S. women are dying from childbirth at the highest rate in decades, new government figures show.
Members of the Lawrence Education Achievement Partners' Board of Directors attend a retreat. In the back row, from left, are Patrick Manning, Dennis Anderson, Kathy Pryor, Mark Heider, Karen Christilles, Jeff Novorr, Richard Holzmeister and Ginger Wehner; front row, Matt Hoy, Karen Schuyler, Laura Glass, Claudia Jones, Rick Gammill, Beth Johnson, Myron Melton, Bobbi Flory and Betty Markley. The event was in June.
Members of the Lawrence Schools Foundation's Board of Trustees gather for a retreat. In the back row, from left, are Steve Glass, Lee Beth Dever, Kathy Davis, Rosy Elmore, Judy Keller, Evan Ice and Brian McCaffrey; front row, Hank Booth, Tom Hornbaker, Ron Aul, Katherine Dinsdale, Paige Hofer, president, Martin Moore and Bob Senecal. The event was in June.
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., meets with Girls Nation participant Erin Thimmesch, Lawrence, in his Washington, D.C., office. Thimmesch was one of two girls chosen from 250 participants at Sunflower Girls State to attend the July event.
Eudora West Elementary School reading teacher Chris Lounsbury leads a third-grade class in a lesson on punctuation. Lounsbury's room was built over the summer from space in West's library as a way to deal with the growing student population.
George Hotz, 17, holds an iPhone that he has unlocked and is using on T-Mobile's network, Friday in New York. Hotz has broken the lock that ties the iPhone to AT&T's network, freeing the cell phone for use on other networks.
Former astronaut Lisa Nowak, left, talks with one of her attorneys, Donald Lykkebak, on Friday in the courtroom during a hearing at the Orange County courthouse in Orlando, Fla. Nowak, accused of attacking a romantic rival, asked a judge to let her remove her electronic monitoring ankle bracelet.
Ali Jabr, with his daughter, Hiba, weeps after four of his brothers were killed in early-morning clashes Friday in Shula neighborhood in northwest Baghdad.