Country Fire AUthority firefighter David Tree shares his water with an injured Australian koala at Mirboo North after wildfires swept through the region Monday. Wildfires raging across southeastern Australia have killed or panicked wild animals such as koalas and kangaroos, as well as livestock. The human death toll stood at 181 today and was expected to rise. A count of animals killed has not been made.
Thousands of robins and cedar waxwing birds roost Tuesday south of Langston Hughes School, near the western end of Bob Billings Parkway. The influx of birds has attracted the attention of KU ornithologists, who are studying the phenomenon.
The unseasonal influx of robins has attracted the attention of KU ornithologists.
A driver stands by a vehicle stuck in a ditch, which was hidden by flood water Tuesday, in Writtle, Essex, England. Much of England and Wales were battered by heavy rain and fierce winds Tuesday as melting snow added to fears of flooding. Almost 200 schools closed, fire brigades were swamped with emergency calls and travel plans were thrown into chaos as flights and trains were cancelled and roads shut.
Iranian men lead a donkey draped in a representation of a US flag, and a hat representing an Israeli flag, in a rally Tuesday commemorating the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the late U.S.-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, at the Azadi Square in Tehran, Iran.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, left, and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius speak during a news conference at Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute in Manhattan on Tuesday. Napolitano is on a two-day visit to the state.
Handler Scott Sommer and his Sussex spaniel Stump wait for their turn in the ring during the Sporting Group competition, which Stump won, during the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday in New York. Stump was named best in show.
Free State junior Katie Scrivo positions herself for an offensive rebound during the second half. Scrivo had 10 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and one steal in the Firebirds’ 37-32 victory against Shawnee Mission Northwest on Tuesday at Free State High.
Lawrence High senior guard Dorian Green signals to a teammate after drilling a three-pointer against Shawnee Mission South. Green scored 29 points in the Lions’ 67-43 victory Tuesday at Lawrence High.
Kansas University coach Bill Self yells to his team during Monday’s game at Mizzou Arena. Despite the loss, Self applauded his team’s defensive effort in the first half against the Tigers.
Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll, center, battles for a loose ball against Kansas defenders Travis Releford, left, Mario Little, back, and Sherron Collins on Feb. 9 at Mizzou Arena.
Michael Phelps poses with a cereal box during a news conference in this file photo from Sept. 25, 2008. Kellogg Co. has decided not to renew its sponsorship with Phelps, prompting marijuana advocates to cry foul.
Baker University President Pat Long announced 23 layoffs from the Baker University system. The layoffs were the result of a $1 million shortfall in the budget.
Justin Goff, a Kansas University senior, suffered only a scrape on the head as after his Ford Mustang rolled over on Kentucky Street. A van hit his car on Tuesday afternoon and caused it to flip.
Free State sophomore Reilly Moore guards a Shawnee Mission Northwest player as she advances upcourt during Tuesday night's game in Lawrence. Free State won the game 37-32.
Free State senior Lexi Smith purses her lips in concentration as she executes a free throw during the first half of Tuesday night's game against Shawnee Mission Northwest. The Firebirds defeated the Cougars 37-32.
An Antipasti Dinner is a fun and delicious Valentine’s Day meal that doesn’t require any cooking skills.