Iowa State catcher Alex Johnson, left, tags out Kansas baserunner Liz Kocon in the second inning. The Cyclones beat the Jayhawks, 2-0, in the Big 12 Championship on Friday in Oklahoma City.
Kansas City Royals ace Zack Greinke is drawing comparisons to all-time great pitcher Tom Seaver, above.
Zack Greinke has revitalized the Royals this season.
Timothy Ray Shumate and Lindsay Gayle Nyberg
Cybill Dawn Milburn and Casey Matthew Coates
Lauren Tate and Preston Lambrecht
Kathryn Breanne Butler and Justin Scott Hart
Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band perform at a free concert Friday at Fort Leavenworth. The concert was sponsored by TriWest Healthcare Alliance.
The child of a laborer cries in the shade of an umbrella on a hot afternoon Friday at Gopinath Pur village, about 94 miles from Bhubaneswar, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. Authorities last week confirmed at least 18 people have died from heat stroke in Orissa state.
Andrei Elliott, 14, Lawrence, traveled to the Mulvane Chess Tournament at the Recreation Center in Mulvane to compete and support his cousin, Bethany Warne, 10, in her first chess tournament. Andrei, an eighth-grader at Southwest Junior High School, placed 15th in the high school section. Andrei is the son of Allyn and Bruce Elliott, Lawrence, and Bethany is the daughter of Barbara and Joe Warne, Mulvane. Allyn submitted the picture.
A U.S. Forest Service fire engine is in place on Thursday at a home that is threatened by an approaching wildfire in Santa Barbara, Calif.
This undated file photo released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a sow polar bear resting with her cubs on the pack ice in the Beaufort Sea in northern Alaska. The Interior Department is letting stand a Bush administration regulation that limits protection of polar bears from global warming.
Leslie Burke, left, and her daughter, Amy Burke, Baltimore, are shown at Amy’s college graduation. Leslie died three years ago, and Amy struggles with grief on Mother’s Day.