Author Ayelet Waldman courted controversy when she admitted in The New York Times that she loved her husband more than her children. Her response was to write “Bad Mother.”
Angela Lindsey-Nunn works at home with her son, Noah Nunn, before dinner at Stouffer Place Apartments on Kansas University campus. Lindsey-Nunn is a single mother and graduate student in social welfare.
Angela Lindsey-Nunn, center, compares notes with classmates at the Kansas Union. She began her college career at Marymount College, Salina. But it became too expensive, even working full-time, and she turned her attention to raising her daughter, who now is 23 and lives in Wichita.
Angela Lindsey-Nunn heads to class at the Kansas Union. The mother of two is pursuing a graduate degree in social welfare.
Shoppers help themselves to food during a protest organized by an anti-capitalist group that staged a free-for-all picnic March 28 inside a supermarket in Saint Ouen, northwest of Paris. The protesters fill up tables inside the supermarket with store goods and then encourage others in the store to join them, not paying for the items taken. This is part of a string of symbolic protests to nibble away the markets’ profits at a time when many consumer pocketbooks are pinched by economic crisis.
An immigrant takes out the trash Friday in the stairwell of the former Court of Appeals building in central Athens. About 500 immigrants, the vast majority men from Morocco and Algeria, have taken over the eight-story former courthouse. The squalid conditions inside the building, which has no electricity, running water or sewage, could easily spread disease, aid workers say.
Pastor Andre Assis lays hands on an alleged drug trafficker March 31 at a slum in Rio de Janeiro. Evangelical preachers are trying to do through God what police have yet to do through guns: bring peace across the vast shantytowns that house about 30 percent of Rio’s 6 million people, thousands of whom die in gang wars each year.
Pope Benedict XVI prays close to the Antique Basilica and Moses Memorial on Monte Nebo where the Bible says Moses saw the Promised Land, Saturday in Amadaba City, Jordan. The pope’s visit to Mount Nebo was the first of many that Benedict will make to holy places during his first visit to the Middle East.
Cecilia Martinez, a nursing student at Kansas Wesleyan University, sings May 1 in Salina. Martinez, of Juarez, Mexico, performed in mariachi bands in junior high and high school in El Paso, Texas.
People react after the swearing in ceremony for South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday in Pretoria, South Africa. Zuma took the presidential oath to become leader of the continent’s economic powerhouse after overcoming corruption and sex scandals and a struggle for control of his party.
Haji Barkat Ullah speaks Saturday with his daughter Frishta, 7, who was wounded in a coalition airstrike on Monday night in Bala Baluk district of Farah province and is recovering in a hospital in Herat, Afghanistan.
This year's Sertoma BBQ cook off, on Saturday May 9, couldn't have had better weather for the event. First-time competitors David Shannon, left, and Kelly Driscoll, of team Willies of Lawrence, carefully served up their Southern style ribs together for the judges.
Patron Brian Alton samples ribs from Big Wigs BBQ of Olathe.
Judy Carpenter, Left, and Frances Vogel watch monarch butterflies at close range at the Monarch Watch Spring Open House on Kansas University’s West Campus. Monarch Watch needs about $40,000 this year to continue its operations.
An aircraft drops retardant Saturday in the mountains high above Santa Barbara, Calif., where fire crews worked to complete a containment barrier around the western flank of the Jesusita wildfire.
Girls from Troop 7558 attended the 50th anniversary of Arcalooka Cabin at Hidden Valley Girl Scout Camp. Before the event, these girls provided service to the camp by burning bush and clearing the campsite. From left are Kristina Foster, Anna McCurdy, Lacey Long, Kaitlyn Foster, Katey Long and Tia Barta, with Kate McCurdy in front. Troop leader Tammy Barta, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Nathan Renner, 9, plays a harmonica Saturday near the wreckage of a destroyed trailer owned by Kenny Walton in Nina Ridge, Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear declared a state emergency in central and south eastern Kentucky on Saturday after strong storms barreled through the Midwest, killing 6.
Brenda Childers holds her 4-month-old granddaughter Patricia Cooper, while her other granddaughter Marguerite Cooper, 5, plays in the background at Childer's house Thursday, May 7, 2009. Childers daughter and the girls mother Patricia Cooper has gained a new appreciation for her mother since becoming a mom to her two young girls.
Kim Cooper, left, mother of Marguerite, 5, center, and 4-month-old Patricia, right, spend some time at the home of Cooper’s mother, Brenda Childers, on Thursday. Cooper has gained a new appreciation of her mother since becoming a mom to her two young girls.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks to media about the new strain of swine April 29 at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. With a handful of known illnesses at first, the U.S. raced antiflu drugs from a government stockpile, enough for 11 million people, out to every state. From left are Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Rear Adm. W. Craig Vanderwagen, Director of National Vaccine Program Office Dr. Bruce Gellin and Acting Commissioner of the FDA Josh Sharfstein.
Children play in a flooded street Saturday in Trizidela do Vale, Maranhao state, Brazil. Across a vast swath of the country, flooding has killed 40 and forced nearly 300,000 Brazilians from their homes.
A child sits with his mother in a car Saturday at a refugee camp near Mardan, in northwest Pakistan. Hundreds of thousands of residents have fled fighting in the northwestern Swat Valley area.
Topeka Correctional Facility inmate Michelle Eicher, center back, discusses a reintegration project with Baker University students Iliana Krehbiel, left, and Michael Weaver in this April 23 file photo at the Topeka Correctional Facility.
Les Meyer thins out the shoots on a grape vine in preparation for the growing season at Holy-Field Winery in Basehor. The winery is owned by a father-daughter duo.
Members of Girard United Methodist Church visit the old church building one last time on April 19 for a short ceremony. The building will soon be demolished because of structural damage caused by an ice storm in 2006.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Zack Greinke walks back to the dugout after the end of the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels won, 1-0, Saturday in Anaheim, Calif., handing Greinke his first loss.
Lawrence High’s Emma Reaney competes in the 100-yard breaststroke final. Reaney won that event and the 200 IM Saturday at the Sunflower League meet at Olathe California Trail Junior High.