Kansas University graduate Lanny Welch, 47, was appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to lead the office until President Barack Obama appoints a permanent replacement.
A young girl holds a copy of the Quran as men pray Wednesday at the graves of their family members in the village of Bilge, near the city of Mardin in southeastern Turkey. Masked assailants with automatic weapons attacked a celebration Monday night, killing 44 people and injuring six others in what appeared to be the result of a family feud, according to Turkish authorities. Hasan Duruer, the governor of Mardin province, said Wednesday a court has charged eight suspects accused of killing 44 people in an assault on an engagement ceremony in Bilge.
Ben Southall beat out nearly 35,000 people for the job.
People gather at a flashlight vigil for Kate’s Law, a bill that would have required insurance companies to cover the treatment of autism, in front of U.S. Bank at Ninth and Massachusetts streets. Heather Nichols, financial analyst at U.S. Bank, submitted the picture.
Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D- South Portland, pounds the gavel in the Senate chamber giving final approval to a gay rights marriage bill at the State House in Augusta, Maine, on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. Maine's Gov. John Baldacci later signed the bill.
From left to right, Marissa Mayer, vice president of Google Inc.’s search products and user experience; Steve Coll, former managing editor of the Washington Post; Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post; Alberto Ibarguen, president and Chief Executive Officer of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; James M. Moroney, publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Morning News; and David Simon, TV producer and former newspaperman, testify Wednesday before a hearing on the future of journalism before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Capitol Hill in Washington.
The benefit of chips can be more than just cosmetic. Spread on top of the soil, chips break the impact of raindrops so that soil stays in place rather than washes away.