Kansas City's Miguel Olivo, rear, and Ross Gload celebrate Olivo's two-run home run in the eighth inning. The Royals beat Florida, 7-6, Friday in Miami.
Cleveland's LeBron James celebrates after making a shot. The Cavaliers' 74-69 victory against Boston on Friday in Cleveland forced Game 7 in their conference semifinal series.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Ronny Turiaf (21) yells from the bench. The Lakers eliminated the Jazz, 108-105, on Friday in Salt Lake City.
Cody Mitchell, 9, plays Papa Bear in a mock trial Friday at the Kootenai County Courthouse in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Skyway Elementary School students have participated in a mock trial to learn about the justice system for about 10 years.
Sam Stephens, a fifth-grader at Quail Run School, displays the K-5 national championship trophy he won by beating out 406 players in his grade bracket at the National K-6 Bert Lerner Chess Championship, conducted last weekend in Pittsburgh.
Jeffrey G. Collins
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., waits backstage before a rally Friday in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Andrew Dobson was training Tui, his African grey Congo parrot, outside when it blew away in the wind Monday afternoon. Dobson has been searching for the bird all week. He spent at least 12 hours a day with Tui, teaching her to speak and creating videos for YouTube.
Young monks wait for free transportation as they head out to collect donations Friday at a bus stop on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar.
Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely is shown in the jail kitchen as he discusses feeding prisoners on April 9 in Athens, Ala. Back in the day of chain gangs, Alabama passed a law that gave sheriffs $1.75 a day to feed each prisoner in their jails, and the sheriffs got to pocket anything that was left over. Most Alabama counties still operate under this system.
Lynda Wheeler shops with her daughter, Jaime, 2, shortly after midnight on May 1 at One Stop Food & Liquors on Chicago's South Side. The market doors open at midnight on the first of each month so Wheeler and a dozen or so others can start shopping the instant they have access to the new month's allotment of food stamps.
Jackson, 7, and Keaton Hoy, 6, show their Jayhawk pride with matching KU haircuts. They are the sons of Matt and Heather Hoy, Lawrence. Heather Hoy submitted the picture.
Rescuers search for victims in the debris of collapsed buildings Friday in China's Yingxiu Township. China struggled to bury its dead and help tens of thousands of injured and homeless Friday when a powerful aftershock brought new havoc four days after an earthquake.
Members of Kansas University Psi Chi chapter, National Honor Society in Psychology, participated in Relay for Life. From left are Allie Peck, Drew Fowler, Peter Biberstein, Joseph Tennant, Rawni Anderson, Erik Nelson and Sarah Stegman. The event was May 2 at KU's Memorial Stadium and was sponsored by the American Cancer Society to support cancer research.
Members of Girl Scout Troop 7630 received awards from the Friends Of Hidden Valley at the Douglas County Girl Scout Service Unit annual dinner April 21. From left are Elizabeth Marks, Marian Ali, Jackie Holladay, Olivia Marshall, Rebecca Thompson and Grace Clark.
Marks, Ali, Marshall and Thompson received a $50 Troop Award for their work involved in cleaning up Hidden Valley Camp. Clark and Holladay won Mariana Remple Scholarships, which were established to help build leadership skills. Clark is registered with the Girl Scouts and as an Explorer Scout, part of Boy Scouting. Holladay, an adult Girl Scout, does most of the First Aid/CPR training for leaders and parents in this area.
From left, Liz Smith, Lynette Wood and Sarajane Koch enjoy the music of Three Bean Salad at the Planned Parenthood fundraiser March 30 at Liberty Hall. The event promoted community awareness about the services provided by the Lawrence Health Center.
Kolene Dietz, left, Barbara Duke and Tom Harper viewed the film "Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance" at the Planned Parenthood benefit March 30 at Liberty Hall.
Amy Trettel, left, and Jenny Scales wear pins created by Dave Van Hee that were part of a fundraising effort for Planned Parenthood's Lawrence Health Center on March 30 at Liberty Hall. The event promoted community awareness about the services provided by the health center.
Sheila Wilkins, left, and Sylvie Rueff collect donations to support Planned Parenthood's Lawrence Health Center on March 30 at Liberty Hall. The fundraising event promoted community awareness about the services provided by the center.
Elizabeth Anne Boldridge and Steven Eric Tovar
Matthew Gerald Lord and Kathryn Elizabeth Williamson
Matthew Rennells and Kristin Michelle Tate
John Kane and Alicia Waymaster
Jeffrey A. Barnhardt and Dawn M. Sales
Kristie Ann Cantrell and Norman Paul Decelles
Cheris Kallise Daniels and David Ryan Messerly
Rachael Sudlow and Matthew Herbert
DeAnna Darting and Chris Schulz
Blane and Mary Ball
Archie and Marjorie Coleman
Emily and Randall Foster
Anna and Jeremy Giles
The Rev. William Sinkford, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, visits the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., while participating in The March for Women's Lives.
The Rev. William Sinkford attends World AIDS Day 2006. He will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence High School.