Scott Mason gets ready in this April 28 file photo to go to the hospital in Pinkham Notch, N.H. Mason was fined $25,000 by the state for the cost of his search and rescue.
From left, Tim and Jackson Houser, 7, display the yellow flathead caught in the Wakarusa River. It can be seen at Cabela’s aquarium. Jackson is the son of Tim Houser and Holly Hayes, Eudora, who took the picture. A. Williams, Lawrence, submitted it.
Mike Grace, 24, a student at Wake Technical Community College, visits the campus library Thursday in Raleigh, N.C. A study by the Pew Research Center shows the share of Americans age 18 to 24 attending college hit a record high in October 2008.
Joel Waul, 28, leans on his rubber band ball Oct. 23 at his home in Lauderhill, Fla. Waul, who works nights restocking a Gap clothing store, spent the last six years stretching rubber bands into the ball shape. Guinness World Records has declared it the world’s largest rubber band ball. On Thursday, a team from Ripley’s Believe it or Not hauled the 6-foot, 7-inch tall, 9,032-pound behemoth away on a large, flatbed truck. It will eventually be displayed in a museum.
David and Nancy Phillips walk home from the coffee shop in the snow Thursday in Denver. An early blast of winter walloped some western states with deep snow and slowly pushed into Nebraska and Kansas on Thursday, bringing blizzard conditions to the Plains and causing treacherous roads, closed schools and hundreds of canceled flights. The fall storm spread 3 feet of snow and left much higher drifts across parts of northern Utah, Wyoming and Colorado.
Philadelphia inquirer columnist Trudy Rubin discusses her visit to Pakistan in April and the present struggle between the Taliban and the Pakistani government during the Counter- insurgency Center Leader Workshop at Fort Leavenworth.
Pakistani soldiers keep watch in a temporary camp at an undisclosed location Thursday in the Sherwangi region of South Waziristan, Pakistan. The Pakistani military took a group of foreign and local journalists to see parts of the battle zone in South Waziristan, the tribal region where Islamabad is waging an offensive against Taliban fighters.
A shopper grabs a box of Procter & Gamble Co.’s Tide detergent at a Costco in Mountain View, Calif., in this April 2009 file photo. Procter & Gamble Co. reported better-than-expected first-quarter results Thursday and forecast a better outlook after a year of households cutting spending and trading down to cheaper brands.
New York Yankees’ Hideki Matsui, right, is congratulated by Jerry Hairston Jr. after hitting a home run against Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Pedro Martinez during the sixth inning. The Yankees won, 3-1, on Thursday in New York.
Free State junior Diego Gonzalez listens to the crowd after he scored the Firebirds’ lone goal against Manhattan on a corner kick in the second period. Gonzalez’s goal proved to be the winner, as the Firebirds won, 1-0, on Thursday at Free State High.
Records of customers’ prescription purchases were thrown away in a trash bin along Eighth Street during renovations to the former Round Corner Pharmacy building, 801 Mass. Tom Wilcox, owner of the former pharmacy, later worked to secure the documents Thursday.
The spirit of Col. Shalor Eldridge is reported to haunt the hallways and basement of the Eldridge Hotel, one of Lawrence’s ghost tour destinations visited by Beth Cooper, co-owner of Ghost Tours of Kansas, a Topeka-based company. She’ll be conducting tours in Lawrence today and on Halloween. Behind Cooper is a photo of Col. Eldridge and his family from 1854 that hangs in the lobby of the hotel, 701 Mass.
The architect's drawing shows the proposed new community shelter planned for the site of the former Don's Steakhouse on East 23rd Street.
The Halloween spirit was alive and kicking Thursday afternoon at the Fun and Games costume store, 1601 W. 23rd St. Trying on a Gumby costume, Jake Miller gets opinions from his friends Ryne Laster, center, and Nick Scannapieco. Shoppers might be a little more frugal in their spending this year, but costume and candy sales won’t be scrapped altogether.
Nate Searle Jr., of Overland Park, tries to keep dry as he walks home Thursday from the Kansas University campus. Six-tenths of an inch of rain fell Thursday, and while there may be some fog this morning, no more precipitation is in the forecast. Clearing skies will bring a high of 54 degrees.
New York’s A.J. Burnett reacts after striking out Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard with two runners on base in the third inning. Burnett allowed one run in seven innings, and the Yankees defeated the Phillies, 3-1, on Thursday night in New York.
North Carolina’s Jheranie Boyd (87) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Jonathan Cooper. The Tar Heels defeated Virginia Tech, 20-17, on Thursday night in Blacksburg, Va.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, left, talks to the media during the Big Ten Media Day on Thursday in Rosemont, Ill. The Spartans are ranked No. 2 in the preseason AP poll.