Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in by Tim Saunders, Executive Clerk of the White House, as President Barack Obama holds the Bible on Tuesday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
Cyclists take cover from the rain Tuesday in public phone booths in Rio Branco, Brazil.
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson reaches down to shake hands with Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Davis after being sworn in alongside his sons Alex, left, and Sam, his wife, Stacy, and his daughter, Kit, on Tuesday at the Kansas Statehouse. Parkinson is the 45th governor of the state.
Students on a tour of the Kansas Statehouse on Tuesday make their way past a photograph of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius outside of her ceremonial office. It is expected that the governor will be confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services and that she will resign her post as governor.
Heavy rains provoked rising waters on the Kansas River, flooding the construction site of the I-70 bridge and delaying the project's progress.
Firefighter and emergency medical technician Troy Gourley releases the flow of water from a hydrant to a new ladder truck during a training exercise Tuesday at the Fire Medical training facility, 1941 Haskell Ave. Two new ladder trucks, Quint 2 and Quint 4, have joined the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical fleet.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius leaves her office with a security officer Tuesday at the Kansas Statehouse. She was confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services and will likely resign her post as governor.
Kansas’ Jimmy Waters puts down a sacrifice bunt in the second inning of the Jayhawks’ second game against Chicago State. KU swept the doubleheader on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., speaks at a news conference on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, in Washington. Specter switched parties with a suddenness that stunned the Senate, a moderate's defection that left Democrats one seat shy of a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority and many of President Barack Obama's key legislative priorities on the horizon.
Jill Elmers grows a variety of greens, including mustard and Asian varieties, at her East Lawrence farm, Moon on the Meadow.