Alain Robert, known as the French Spider-Man, climbs up The New York Times building Thursday in New York. Robert, who was arrested when he made it to the top, unfurled a banner as he climbed that said "Global warming kills more people than a 9/11 every week." Hours later, a second man, identified as Renaldo Clarke of Brooklyn, ascended the 52-story building. He was also taken into custody when he reached the top.
Four of the detainees accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks, at left, attend their arraignment Thursday at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, in this photograph of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin, reviewed by the U.S. Military. They are, top to bottom, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Waleed bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, and Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, known as Ammar al-Baluchi.
1st Lt. Jerad Hall signed up for the Army in 2003 "to get out of Kansas." So it's a twist of fate that the 2002 Lawrence High School graduate is now based at Fort Riley, part of the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division. Hall, who received a full scholarship to Kansas University through the ROTC program and graduated in 2006, is the assistant intelligence officer for the 5-4 CAV.
umpire Chris Tiller, left, calls Chicago's Jim Thome safe as Kansas City's Alberto Callaspo, right, looks on. The White Sox beat the Royals, 6-2, Thursday in Chicago.
Boston's Paul Pierce (34) celebrates after hitting a three-point shot in the third quarter. The Celtics defeated the Lakers, 98-88, in Game 1 of the NBA finals on Thursday in Boston.
Tampa Bay pitcher James Shields, right, takes a swing at Boston's Coco Crisp after Crisp was hit by a pitch and charged the mound in the second inning. The Red Sox ended up defeating the Rays, 7-1, on Thursday in Boston.
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic has assured herself the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis by reaching the French Open finals. Ivanovic defeated Jelena Jankovic, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, on Thursday in Paris.
Trent Schuchart and Renae Johnson were voted king and queen of the Luau Dance May 3, sponsored by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. The department's special populations staff voted on individuals who displayed a good attitude, danced and had nice manners during the evening. Annette Deghand, the special populations supervisor, submitted the photo.
Workers are seen at the site of a so-called "missing" pyramid, currently only a heap of rocks at the bottom of a dugout pit, on Thursday at Saqqara, Egypt. Egypt's chief archaeologist Zahi Hawass said his team had uncovered the missing pyramid of an ancient Pharaoh who ruled more than 4,000 years ago and a ceremonial procession road where high priests carried mummified remains of sacred bulls worshipped in Memphis, the capital of Egypt's Old Kingdom.
Po (voiced by Jack Black) takes on a fearsome adversary in the animated comedy "Kung Fu Panda."
Wayne Coyne is returning to Lawrence for the first time since his Flaming Lips headlined the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival two years ago.
From left, Lips members include Michael Ivins, Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne.