Thailand’s Member of Parliament Varong Dejkijvikrom of the Democrat Party, right, holds the ladder for an unidentified woman official as they flee the Parliament before anti-government protesters storm the building Wednesday in Bangkok. Emboldened anti-government protesters briefly stormed Thailand’s Parliament building Wednesday as lawmakers scaled walls to flee and a Black Hawk helicopter evacuated VIPs trapped by the encircling crowd, officials said. Today, defiant anti-government demonstrators dared Thailand’s government to break up their escalating protests, vowing to stage a mass rally in the capital despite a state of emergency that empowers the military to move against large gatherings. The country’s beleaguered prime minister declared the emergency Wednesday night.
Kansas City’s Willie Bloomquist (8) celebrates with Mitch Maier, right, Brayan Pena, center, and Jason Kendall (18) after Bloomquist scores the game-winning run. The Royals won, 3-2 in 11 innings, on Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo.
Art Lamb, Lawrence, goes to Egypt after his 86th birthday and rides a camel near the Pyramids and Sphinx. His grandson, Jonathan Lamb, played Kansas University football from 2003 to 2007 and is in his third year at KU Medical School. His sister, Jamie, also a ’07 KU grad, lives and works in Abu Dhabi on the Arabian peninsula. Art submitted the picture.
The Topeka Depot of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, where Fred Harvey took over the second-floor lunchroom in early 1876.
A Lawrence Transit bus ended up in a ditch near East Hills Business Park Wednesday afternoon. According to a spokesperson for the T, who was at the scene, the bus was heading for Vangent in the East Hills Business Park when it left Noria Road and ended up in the ditch. The spokesperson said no passengers on the bus were injured and that they walked to Vangent.
Emergency crews work to assist the driver of a vehicle involved in a rollover injury accident near the intersection of U.S. Highway 56 and U.S. 59.
Kansas guard Xavier Henry has an emotional moment alongside his brother C.J. Henry, left, during a press conference in which Xavier declared his intention to enter the NBA draft, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Spring is in the air and that also marks the beginning of baseball season, a good reason for young sluggers to work on their hitting skills with mom in the front yard. That is what 5-year-old Carson Marsh was doing Wednesday with his mom, Rochelle Marsh, near their home on Ohio Street.