Joakim Soria (48) throws to first base for the final out against Houston’s Jason Michaels. The Royals won, 2-1, on Tuesday in Houston.
President Barack Obama look-alike Randall West kisses an Obama bobblehead during the Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Tampa Bay Hudson Valley Renegades on Tuesday at KeySpan Park in the Coney Island neighborhood of New York. The team changed its name to the “Baracklyn” Cyclones for the night, and the first 2,500 fans received Obama bobbleheads.
Snag L. Tooth catching a cat nap at his home in Portland, Ore.
Protesters stayed off the streets in Iran amid a tough crackdown by ruling clerics, and U.S. President Barack Obama said the world was “appalled and outraged” at Tehran’s use of violence.
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A displaced Pakistani boy peers through a hole in a kitchen tent Tuesday to see when food will be available at the Jalozai refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan. More than 2 million people have been uprooted by the fighting in the country’s tumultuous Swat Valley, an exodus international aid agencies say is threatening to become a humanitarian crisis.
President Barack Obama listens to a question during a news conference Tuesday at the White House in Washington.
The Langston Hughes Class of 2009 celebrates the end of the year with a party at Clinton Lake. Jodi Trast, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Consumer Reports tested 77 digital cameras and named four all-star brands.
A lawn is overgrown around a for sale sign posted outside a vacant house for sale June 4 in Cincinnati. Sales of previously occupied homes fell 8.5 percent in the Midwest from April to May.
Humanoid robot KOBIAN displays a surprised expression during a demonstration Tuesday at Waseda University in Tokyo. KOBIAN, which can express seven programmed emotions by using its entire body, including facial expressions, has been developed by researchers at Waseda’s Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, led by Professor Atsuo Takanashi, and robot manufacturer Tmsuk, based in Kitakyushu, southern Japan.
Yoko Wako, who farms with husband Noboru, is part of the Global Partners for Local Organic Foods, an exchange program that has brought 10-member group from Japan to Lawrence for an information-gathering trip that will include farm tours, a forum on local organic foods in Japan and a cooking demonstration at the Lawrence Farmers’ Market.
A crate of daikon is being shipped to CSA customers in Tokyo as part of their weekly subscription.
Tomoko Kaneko, left, is a farmer outside Ogawamachi and regarded as one of the earliest promoters of organic agriculture in Japan. At right is Yuko Takahashi, a retailer and member of the exchange program.