Arzula, a 25-year-old desert tortoise, crawls in the backyard of Emily Stoker, 22, of Tonganoxie. Arzula recently escaped and was missing for 10 days before he was found and returned to Stoker.
Democrat Tom Holland on Tuesday unveiled his agenda if elected governor. His goals focused on jobs, education, public safety, social services and government efficiency. He faces Republican U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback in the election. Holland, a state senator from Baldwin City, spoke at a news conference in the Statehouse. He also had events planned in Kansas City and Wichita.
Matthew Brady, 17, of Foxborough, Mass., has mild hearing loss, after listening to his iPod with the volume turned up.
An Israeli soldier, seen Tuesday through a shattered window of an Israeli army vehicle, stands at the site where a mortar, fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip, injured two Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border in southern Israel. The Israeli military says two of its troops have been lightly wounded by a mortar shell fired from Gaza. The incident came a day after Israeli troops killed a Palestinian militant who the military said was planting a bomb along the border.
Riley Hicks, a sophomore at Lawrence High School, enjoys a Maddy’s Mud ice cream cone last Wednesday with her mother, Shari Hicks. The two were cooling off at Sylas & Maddy's Home Made Ice Cream store after Riley’s first day at LHS. Ice cream has been a popular treat during this summer’s excessive heat.
This "word cloud" was created using the text of LJWorld.com forecasts from July 10 to Aug. 9. The words displayed are the ones used most often during that time period. Words shown in bigger text appeared more frequently than the words in smaller text. Storms and descriptions of the heat highlight the word cloud.
Austin Wright waters a green at the Lawrence Country Club Wednesday. Staff has been watering the golf course in short bursts to keep the grass moist during hot weather.
Luke Cast, 3, enjoyed the fountain spray at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center last Friday.
Danny Easum wipes his brow in front of a fan at Ace Brake and Steering, 541 Minnesota, on Wednesday, August 11, 2010.
One of the specialized radars developed by CReSIS engineers at KU shows a distinct layer (in red) within the ice sheet on a real-time display. The radars also capture more detailed information that can be interpreted with additional computing power.
A mannequin is displayed Saturday in the window of the Saks Fifth Ave flagship store on New York’s Fifth Ave. Upscale department store Saks Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter loss narrowed as margins improved because it was able to sell more products at full-price and rely less on sales.
Kansas university offensive lineman Duane Zlatnik lines up head-to-head with his teammates during practice on Tuesday at the KU practice fields. Zlatnik has made a good impression at fall camp and has received an extensive look at left guard.
Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles (25) gets past Chauncey Davis last Friday in Atlanta. With the addition of Thomas Jones, it’s unknown how much impact Charles will make with the Chiefs this year.
Bobby Thomson, of the New York Giants, hits a home run. The ninth-inning homer against the Brooklyn Dodgers clinched the National League Pennant for the Giants on Oct. 3, 1951.
Joe Manganiello, left, and Anna Paquin are shown in a scene from “True Blood” in this publicity image released by HBO. Whether it be through the Internet, on demand or their DVRs, more TV viewers are putting themselves in charge of their own TV-watching schedule.
Oskaloosa’s Stu Shafer looks back at his mower as he works on his farm in July. Shafer splits duties between the farm and Johnson County Community College, where he teaches classes in sociology and sustainable agriculture.
This summer’s computer models feature cosmetic changes such as bright colors mixed with graphics, according to Consumer Reports.
Family members of Saif Ali, 24, grieve Tuesday during his funeral in Najaf, south of Baghdad. Ali was killed when a suicide bomber sat for hours Tuesday among hundreds of army recruits before detonating nail-packed explosives strapped to his body, killing and wounding dozens of them and casting new doubt on the ability of Iraqi forces as U.S. troops head home.