Girls stand next to a sculpture Thursday of a shoe that serves as a monument to the shoes thrown at then-US president George W. Bush in Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad.
Kali Vukas, animal welfare specialist at the Lawrence Humane Society, grooms a young female Pekingese shih tzu that was recently brought in with dozens of other dogs that the state had confiscated from breeders.
Ed Asner, seated in front, portrays William Jennings Bryan in the L.A. Theatre Works presentation of “The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial.”
Writer Ernest Hemingway appears in Cuba in 1948 in this photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.
This is the bottom of the elevator shaft in Detroit, shown Thursday, where the body of a man was found on Wednesday frozen in ice. Police want to know who the man was and how he died. It took three calls to Detroit authorities over two days before they recovered the body, the Detroit News reported Thursday.
Shawn Faulkner, a military history professor at Fort Leavenworth, holds a rifle during a presentation at Kansas University’s Military Science building. Faulkner offered historical tidbits about weapons to about 100 KU ROTC cadets, instructors and others on Thursday.
Icicles form on the grille of a Ford vehicle on a dealer’s lot Tuesday in Omaha, Neb. Ford reported a $5.9 billion fourth-quarter loss Thursday, but says it still has no plans to seek federal aid.
Eudora High freshman Zach Herries waits by his walker before a freshman tournament at West Junior High. Herries has cerebral palsy and has limited movement in his lower body. He also uses hearing aids but must take them out before each match.
Lawrence High's Marcus Ray (5) looks to drive the lane against Hogan Prep's Maurice Mason (5) during the game Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at LHS.
Free State's Katie Scrivo battles to keep possession of the ball in the Firebird Classic tournament game against Topeka West Thursday night.
Celebrating Kansas Day with a rendition of “I’m a Jayhawk” are Quail Run School kindergartners, from left, Ashton Weeks, Braxton McCullough and Ryley Wheat. The students’ program took place Thursday in the library for their parents.