Students at Siete de Enero primary school stand behind a banner welcoming first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday to their school in a low-income neighborhood of Mexico City. The sign reads in Spanish “Welcome Mrs. Obama.”
The Lawrence school district’s sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grades join the high school grades in a recent performance at Lawrence High School. Elizabeth Peters, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Joint Economic Committee hearing on the economy.
Shiites gather at the holy shrine of Imam Ali in this Sept. 10, 2009, file photo to mark the last days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Najaf, Iraq, 100 miles south of Baghdad. Iraqi and U.S. security officials say Iraqi forces have disrupted an al-Qaida plot to hijack airliners and fly them into Shiite holy shrines. They say the plan was to carry out a 9/11-style attack aimed at re-igniting sectarian violence in Iraq.
Lela Anderson fills cans with sardine steaks April 8 at Stinson sardine cannery in Gouldsboro, Maine. Anderson has worked at the cannery for 54 years. The cannery, the last of its kind in the U.S., will shut down this week.
Rescuers search for survivors in the ruins Wednesday after an earthquake at Jiegu township in Yushu county, western China’s Qinghai province. Soldiers and civilians used shovels and their bare hands to dig through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after strong earthquakes struck a mountainous Tibetan region of China on Wednesday, killing hundreds of people.
A Downingtown, Pa., firefighter touches a steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center as it arrives Wednesday in Coatesville, Pa. Officials hope to use the steel as the centerpiece of an industrial history museum. Massive steel remnants of the fallen World Trade Center towers returned Wednesday to the Pennsylvania city where they were made more than four decades ago in a solemn homecoming that was never meant to be.
In this combination photo of surveillance footage taken Monday and provided by San Jose Police Department, former San Francisco Chronicle photographer Kim Komenich, right, apprehends bank robbery suspect Victor Anthony Fernandes at a Wells Fargo branch in San Jose, Calif. San Jose police say the 53-year-old Komenich grabbed the man and held him until officers arrived.
A Nebraska baserunner slides safely under the tag of KU's Sara Ramirez during the game Wednesday, April 14, 2010. The Jayhawks lost 2-0 to the 'Huskers and fell to 1-8 in Big 12 Conference play.
Horses graze in a pasture in Chase County as crews begin a burn of the field Saturday, April 14, 2010. The annual spring burning of the Flint Hills has been taking place this month to clear the way for new growth.The Flint Hills covers approximately 4.5 million acres, and each year as many as 2 million acres are burned.
Second grade student Destini Howard gets her shot blocked by Markieff Morris. Members of the KU men's basketball team took some time Wednesday to help students at Sunflower Elementary learn about fun and fitness.
KU sophomore Kelsey Grimm clears the bar in the high jump portion of the heptathlon. The Kansas Relays started Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.
From left, Free State seniors Gretel Briand, Ashli Hill and Megan Smith signed national letters of intent on Wednesday at FSHS. Briand signed with Defiance College in Ohio to play volleyball, while Hill (basketball) and Smith (softball) signed with University of Missouri-Kansas City.