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.
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.
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.
Howard Smith shows off hundreds of hub caps that will be auctioned off on Saturday, May 9, 2009. H.Z. Smith motors is going out of business after 32 years.
Howard and Keith Smith stand next to a 1955 Ford Thunderbird, which will be one of several cars auctioned off on Saturday, May 9, 2009. H.Z. Smith motors is going out of business after 32 years.
Lawrence High senior Sarah Bodle, front, and classmates Megan Keith, left, and Trey Herington wrap underclassmen’s vehicles with plastic wrap outside the high school Friday. Several seniors carried out their justice on several cars belonging to underclassmen that parked in what they had designated as the senior lot for the day.
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.
Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band perform at a free concert Friday at Fort Leavenworth. The concert was sponsored by TriWest Healthcare Alliance.
Katherine Garcia and her son Joe, 4, share tea and cookies before heading to a special exhibition of art made by Joe and his pre-school classmates at the First Presbyterian Church's annual Mother's Day Tea and Art Show Friday. Friday 8 May 2009
Brandon Woods at Alvamar hosted a Mother's Day tea and fashion show Friday. Some of the residents modeled the clothes from Weaver's Department Store. Resident Minerva Baker had a summery red top with a floral light jacket.
Kathy Occhipinto, left, Aidan Hanna, back to camera, Vanessa Thomas, center, and her children Tristan, 20 months old, and Sofia in front of an artwork created by preschoolers at the First Presbyterian Church's annual Mother's Day Tea and Art Show on Friday. Friday 8 May 2009
Free State sophomore Chloe Portela competes in the Girls 200 Yard Relay Medley event of the Sunflower League Meet Friday, May 8, 2009 at California Trail Junior High.