Associated Press President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Curley testifies Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on government secrecy.
Residents survey the damage caused by a Wednesday earthquake in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The powerful earthquake with magnitude of 7.6 rocked western Indonesia on Wednesday, and a second followed this morning with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8.
the fishing boat “Gogosina” rests on a road Tuesday in Pago Pago, American Samoa. A magnitude 8.0 quake struck early Tuesday and sent giant waves crashing into the islands.
People march past Tiananmen Square during a military parade marking China’s 60th anniversary today in Beijing. China celebrated its rise to a world power over 60 years of Communist rule today, staging its biggest-ever parade of military hardware with more than a hundred thousand marching masses in a display that stirred patriotism — and some unease. The Chinese words read “National celebration 1949-2009.” See story, page 7A.
Students of Skolkovo School of Management work in this Sept. 22 photo during a class in the five-star Baltschug Kempinski hotel where the school is temporarily based, just across the Moskva River from the Kremlin. Some of Russia’s wealthiest magnates in 2006 founded a different kind of business school: one that would prepare managers for the bruising world of emerging economies, where companies may confront weak laws, corrupt courts and predatory bureaucrats.
The Yankees’ Hideki Matsui strikes out swinging in the bottom of the ninth inning. Matsui went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Yankees’ 4-3 loss to the Royals on Wednesday in New York.
New York Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner, right, receives a football and helmet from Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe, left, as Big East Commissioner John Marinatto looks on at a news conference on Wednesday in New York. It was announced that in 2010 a college bowl football game between the Big East and Big 12 will be played at Yankee Stadium.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, center, is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles defensive ends, clockwise from lower left, Trent Cole, Darren Howard and Chris Clemons in the second quarter Sunday in Philadelphia. The Chiefs lost, 34-14, the latest setback in another season where the losses are piling up.
Tom Kurata, Lawrence, from left, along with older brothers Phil, Washington, D.C., and Doug, Port Townsend, Wash., and family friend Robert E. Reed, Lawrence, recently attended the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in New York City. Tom submitted the picture.
Lawrence High senior Jonathan Gabler, left, and other members of the school’s Drum Line were part of the homecoming pep rally Wednesday at the school, 1901 La. LHS and Free State High School will play homecoming football games Friday at newly constructed athletic fields on their campuses.
Kansas University’s Paige Mazour (8) and Nicole Tate (13) block a Colorado shot near the net. The Jayhawks held off the Buffaloes, 3-1, on Wednesday at Horejsi Center.
Felix Zacharias, president of the Kansas University Collegiate Veterans Association, says his organization is working to obtain the monthly stipend from the new GI Bill for its college veterans. “At some point, a guy’s got to eat,” he said.
Lawrence high senior Jamie jarrett hits a return in a doubles match against SM West.
Boris Hernandez, who works for Austin Iron Works, of Kansas City, Mo., sprays sparks as he welds handrails at 11th and Mississippi streets Wednesday afternoon.
A line of traffic is backed up along orange cones Wednesday in an eastbound lane on 23rd Street, as work crews begin the first phase of a repaving project from Ousdahl Road to Barker Avenue. The entire $556,399 project will be expected to last into early October, with hopes for having smooth pavement in place, lane markings down and traffic flowing easily once again by the time fans start arriving for Kansas University’s Big 12 football opener Oct. 10 against Iowa State.
Crews from Twin Traffic Marking Corp. melt plastic lane striping into fresh pavement along Leavenworth County Road 1, north of Kansas Highway 32. Wednesday’s work came at 425 degrees, baking bags of powdered ingredients into a 6-mile-long batch of double-yellow lines, turn lanes and roadside delineators — all topped with tiny glass beads, poured on top like sprinkles on a cupcake. “Most people don’t realize that’s what makes it reflective,” said Jim Francis, who owns the company. “It’s the glass.” Crews finished the striping Wednesday, and the road is now open. The markings are part of the rebuilt County Road 1, from K-32 north to the intersection with U.S. Highway 24-40, south of Tonganoxie. Crews from Perry-based Hamm Cos. started rebuilding the road in June 2008, part of a combined $18 million job to give the road wider lanes, roadside shoulders and a safer driving profile, plus a new interchange on the Kansas Turnpike. The Tonganoxie-Eudora interchange is scheduled to open by the end of this year.
A picture taken from a surveillance camera of two men accused by police of breaking into Royal Crest Lanes.