A California Highway Patrol Officer checks the damage to cars that fell when the upper deck of the Bay Bridge collapsed onto the lower deck Oct. 17, 1989, after the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco. Saturday is the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which killed 63 people and caused up to $10 billion damage.
Four bottles of 1875 Armagnac Vieux, covered in a black fungus that looked like matted cat fur and unearthed from a wine cellar this week, are seen Thursday at La Tour d’Argent restaurant in Paris. The restaurant is cleaning out its 450,000-bottle wine cellar — one of the best in the world — and putting 18,000 bottles up for auction in December, an event that has captured the imagination of wine lovers.
Colin Beavan sits at his apartment in New York. Beavan, his wife and their 2-year-old daughter set out on a yearlong experiment to make no net impact on the environment.
Palestinians gather belongings in the rubble of buildings Jan. 18 after Israeli troops withdrew from the northern Gaza Strip, in Jebaliya refugee camp. A U.N. war crimes report against Israel and Hamas meant to promote justice and accountability has instead created new obstacles for the Obama administration’s Mideast peace push and deepened an internal rift among Palestinians.
Svante Stockselius, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, center, and Russian television Channel One director Konstantin Ernst, left, accompany Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, second from left, during his visit May 9 to the Olympic Stadium in Moscow where the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest was held.
Six-year-old Falcon Heene sits cross-legged Thursday on the roof of his family’s van outside his home in Fort Collins, Colo., after the little boy was found hiding in a box in a space above the garage.
Wayne, Mich., Fire Chief Mel Moore, left, receives the H1N1 vaccine from Kate Guzman on Friday at the Wayne County Department of Public Health. The county administered the vaccine to first responders.
Karan and Steve Snodgrass of Fletcher, Okla., depart the Heller Cabin in Old Cowtown, in Wichita. The cabin dates to 1870 and was recently restored and moved to the entrance of Cowtown.
Kerry Altenbernd, from Lawrence, Kan., dressed as John Brown, prepares to march with nearly 300 others on Friday during a commemoration of Brown’s raid on a federal armory at Harpers Ferry 150 years ago. Altenbernd is part of the Black Jack Battlefield Trust in Douglas County, and often portrays the abolitionist at Bleeding Kansas events.
Customers use ATMs at a Bank of America branch office in Boston. Bank of America Corp. said Friday that it lost more than $2 billion in the third quarter as its loan losses continued to rise.
Afghan girls enjoy a swing ride Friday in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Staff and students at Schwegler School made a wall of bricks with the theme “Building a Safe School Brick by Brick.” Kea Wormsley, Lawrence, submitted this picture of some of the students.
A Pakistani police commando stands guard next to the worshippers offering Friday prayer at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. Authorities have beefed up nationwide security after a recent wave of terrorism, which killed many people in different parts of the country. Pakistan is battling a wave of violence by Islamic extremists in its towns and cities and in the lawless border area with Afghanistan in the northwest.
Leadership Lawrence Class of 2009 presented checks to Jeanette Collier from ECKAN and Dianne Ensminger from Ballard Community Center with money donated through the Leadership Lawrence Virtual Food Drive. The project purchased items for local pantries through virtual shopping and raised a total of $1,200. The Sept. 11 check presentation was at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce office.
Lawrence Chamber Orchestra reception coordinator Lori Schlenker, center, attended the Aug. 21 Lied Center Family Arts Festival, with sons Parker Bentley, 2, and Spencer Bentley, 4. The festival also included an outdoor concert by Amanda Shaw, Cajun-rooted, jazz-blues fiddler.
New Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari waves to the crowd during the Wildcats’ kickoff event Friday night in Lexington, Ky.
North Carolina basketball player Deon Thompson screams while entering the court for “Late Night with Roy” festivities Friday at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Kansas guard Brady Morningstar watches from the bench during Late Night on Oct. 16 in Allen Fieldhouse. Morningstar was suspended for the first nine games of the season.
Allen Fieldhouse was filled to capacity on Friday as the 25th annual Late Night in the Phog once again prepared Jayhawk fans for the upcoming season. Fans had plenty to cheer, from silly skits to a look at the men’s and women’s teams in scrimmage.
KU's Marcus Morris (front) jokes with teammates before entering the court during player introductions.
KU's Mario Little wowed the crowd during Late Night in the Phog at Allen Fieldhouse in 2009.
Free State’s Kirk Resseguie (34) is pulled down as he approaches the goal line by two Leavenworth defenders. Resseguie and the Firebirds ran all over the Pioneers, 55-0, on Friday at FSHS.
Lawrence high running back Tyrae Jenkins (10) gets smothered by a pack of Olathe Northwest defenders. LHS lost, 49-6, Friday at College Boulevard Activity Complex.
Artist Jan Gaumnitz, left, gives the OK to the lift operator for the final position of her 18-foot red sculpture set Friday in front of the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. The piece is part of her upcoming show this month.