U.S. actor and director Clint Eastwood, left, shakes hands Friday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy after being awarded the “Commandeur de la Legion d’Honneur” (Commander of the Legion of Honor) at the Elysee Palace, in Paris.
A soldier stands guard next to more than $2 million in seized U.S. currency during a presentation to the press in Tijuana, Mexico, late Thursday. Authorities say they seized the money and some weapons in Tijuana early Thursday after responding to an anonymous citizen tip. Mexicans are raising objections to Forbes magazine ranking their most-wanted drug lord in its list of ‘powerful’ people.
Displaced Pakistani tribal people, who fled the tribal area of Waziristan along the Afghanistan border after fighting between security forces and militants, are checked Friday by security personal prior to receiving relief supplies in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. Militants are increasingly turning against the Pakistani government that once nurtured them, creating what the information minister for North West Frontier Province calls “a guerrilla war.”
Students arrive Friday at the Razi school, in the Queens borough of New York. The school was among the assets seized by the federal government in a civil complaint in federal court seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets of the Alavi Foundation and an alleged front
U.S. President Barack Obama bows as he is greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko after arriving today at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Obama said a robust China should be welcomed, not feared, as it sought to “play a greater role on the world stage.” His trip is intended to showcase a United States seeking deeper and stronger Asian ties.
Palestinian demonstrators use slingshots to throw stones at Israeli soldiers, not pictured, during a protest Friday against Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank village of Nilin, near Ramallah. Israel says the barrier is necessary for security while Palestinians call it a land grab.
A New York Mets baseball jacket, personalized for Bernard Madoff, is displayed during an auction preview of his seized items in New York. Almost 200 items taken from the fallen financier’s homes are being sold today.
Sign installer Kenny Pichard, from Apple Valley, Calif., sets a new street sign pole at a newly finished townhome development in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The chief economist for the National Association of Realtors said Friday that home prices will grow 4 percent next year and home resales will keep rising as the housing market continues to recover.
Ames (Iowa) High School prep star Harrison Barnes acknowledges Iowa State fans before announcing his decision to play basketball at North Carolina on Friday in Ames, Iowa. Story on page 5C.
Boston’s Paul Pierce, right, loses control of the basketball as he is hit from behind by Atlanta’s Maurice Evans. The Hawks won, 97-86, on Friday night in Boston.
Pictured at the Sept. 12 “Boots, Bows & Barbecue” dance of the Lawrence Happy Time Squares Square Dance Club, are Donna and Vic Perry, rear, with fellow callers and cuers from Nebraska, Kansas and western Missouri. The dance was given at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, with a total of 315 attendees from Kansas and Missouri. The club regularly dances at the west campus of the Lawrence First Methodist Church.
Damani Hughes, 6, Lawrence, holds a plaque honoring his great-great-grandmother, Phoebe Watkins, for a group portrait during the 100-year anniversary celebration of the NAACP on Nov. 7 at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H. Watkins couldn’t make it to the anniversary, but five generations of her family have been active NAACP members.
Cleda and Curtis Dalton display their Studebaker, “The Green Hornet,” at the recent Antique Automobile Club car show at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Daltons celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this year. Jeff Showalter, Antique Automobile Club member, submitted the picture.
Donald and Kathleen Damon, of Great Bend, talk after getting a replica check for $96.6 million Friday at the Kansas Lottery headquarters in Topeka. Damon was the sole winner of Wednesday’s Powerball lottery jackpot.
Philip Humphrey served as director of the Kansas University Natural History Museum from 1967 to 1995. Humphrey died Friday at age 83.
Medical Reserve Corp volunteer Mayetta Cahill, Lawrence, prepares a syringe containing a dose of the H1N1 vaccination during the Douglas County H1N1 clinic Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Cahill, like others who volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corp are called to assist during a public health emergency.
Free State junior Henry Vaeono (28) comforts senior Kirk Resseguie after the Firebirds’ 41-28 loss to Olathe North on Friday in Olathe.
Kansas forward Xavier Henry elevates for a three-pointer over Hofstra guard Nathaniel Lester during the second half, Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. Henry scored 27 in his freshman debut.
Lawrence artist Stan Herd and Kansas First Lady Stacy Parkinson on Friday stand beside a painting done by Herd during a news conference at the Kansas Museum of History. The work was one of nine awarded in a second-chance Kansas Lottery contest.
With the help of a neighbor near 10th and Illinois, Amy Rzadczynski and her boyfriend had a portable toilet delivered for a 2009 football game day. Rzadczynski said, “Yes, it’s an eyesore but at least they are not using my trees or bushes.” The city is now contemplating regulating portable toilets during game days.
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts spoke to employees Friday at Vangent, a government contractor servicing federal student loans and Medicare. While visiting Vangent, in the East Hills Business Park, Roberts, center, got some help from Vangent employee Melete Ghile, right, picking out cookies as part of the company’s 15th anniversary.
A vehicle makes its way around a roundabout as a semi truck sits stuck on the other side at the intersection of Harvard Road and Mound Ridge Drive, Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 in west Lawrence. The driver of the truck, left, a tow worker and a police officer discuss means for removing the truck.