Mason, 6, and Taylor Anderson, 3, hang out with Big Jay at the 2009 spring football game. They are looking forward to fall!
driver Mike Skinner poses with the trophy after winning the weather-shortened race Monday at Kansas Speedway.
Kansas City starting pitcher Brian Bannister throws in the third inning. Bannister pitched the Royals to a 7-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Monday in Kansas City, Mo.
Carl Edwards’ car leaves a trail of debris after it went airborne and hit the catch fencing on the final lap of the Aaron’s 499 on Sunday in Talladega, Ala. Despite the crash injuring several fans, NASCAR said it was satisfied with its current safety standards.
Israeli soldiers light memorial candles at graves of fallen soldiers at the Mount Herzl military cemetery Monday in Jerusalem. Today, Israel is marking its memorial day for soldiers killed since the creation of the Jewish state in 1948.
Arthur Tryon Winchell
Barbara Ann Scarborough
Gen. David Petraeus talks Monday during the Landon Lecture Series at Kansas State University in Manhattan.
Rebecca Loethen, Lawrence, holds her grandson Wyatt Daniel Griffeth, her “newest Jayhawk” at 8 weeks old. Wyatt is the son of RD and Peggy Griffeth, Fort Worth, Texas. Loethen submitted the picture.
Jodi Linley of Iowa City, Iowa, left, holds 18-month-old Norah, the couple’s daughter, as her partner, Brenda Linley, celebrates after applying for a marriage license Monday at the Johnson County Administration Building in Iowa City. Same-sex couples began applying for marriage licenses at government offices across Iowa on Monday, and several gay and lesbian couples quickly tied the knot in ceremonies in Des Moines.