The Smiths have created a berm in the center of their backyard, which they say offers a nice view from the back windows of their home.
A gasoline tanker is shown at a gas station in Redwood City, Calif. Oil and gasoline prices continued to march higher Friday, having doubled in the past six months largely on optimism of a strengthening economy.
Rancher Ali Petersen, of Tekamah, Neb., helps a mini-Hereford calf take its first step eight hours after it was born.
Former Kansas University basketball standout Wayne Simien has retired from professional basketball and has started Called to Greatness, a Christian-based sports organization through Morning Star Christian Church, 998 N. 1771 Road, and Midwest Student Ministries.
Catherine Moss, who says she had climbed the height of Everest three times over in just one year as a Big Ben guide, talks April 30 during a pre-anniversary tour, inside the St. Stephens tower of the Houses of Parliament, housing the Big Ben bell, in central London. Big Ben is having its 150th birthday Sunday, its Victorian chimes carrying the sound of Britain into the 21st century. The 314-foot-high tower, roughly 16 stories, is the city’s most famous landmark.
President Barack Obama listens to his Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor speak Tuesday in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
Britain’s Prince Harry throws a shovel of dirt at the base of a magnolia bush planted in The British Garden on Friday at Hanover Square in New York.
A mammoth crowd pays homage to former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun following a memorial at the Seoul City Hall Plaza on Friday in Seoul, South Korea. Roh committed suicide last week by leaping to his death from a cliff.
Ryan Steiner, 4, left and his twin brothers Zach and Cole, 6, have their photograph taken by their father, Chad Steiner, Overland Park, in front of Thomas the Tank Engineª at the Midland Railway in Baldwin City. The storybook engine will give rides at the Baldwin Depot and other activities including a petting zoo and a magician will take place this Friday to June 7.
Alden Hunt, 8, Lawrence, gets sunscreen applied to his face by his mother Christy Hunt as the two prepared for an afternoon at the Lawrence Outdoor Pool in 2009.
School graduates splash in a fountain and enjoy the warm weather as they celebrate their last day at school Friday in Kiev, Ukraine. Some 704,000 young Ukrainians celebrated ‘Last Ring,’ a celebration of their last day of school.
Lawrence High’s Albert Minnis delivers. Minnis was dominant as a hitter and pitcher Friday, allowing just a hit over three innings and hitting two home runs with six RBIs.
Lawrence High Senior Dorian Green, left, rounds third after hitting his walk-off home run that ended the Lions’ 17-0 rout of Blue Valley. The victory in the first round of the Class 6A state tournament Friday in Lenexa sent the Lions into today’s semifinals.
Coastal Carolina’s Nick McCully pitches against Kansas University in the sixth inning. The Chanticleers beat KU, 11-3, Friday in an NCAA regional in Chapel Hill, N.C.