Kansas City, Mo., mayor Mark Funkhouser looks over a display during the opening of the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Honor on Wednesday at the remodeled Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Janet Allegra, of Ellington, Conn., hugs her son Spc. John Allegra IV on Wednesday at the Army aviation support facility in Windsor Locks, Conn. About 110 soldiers of the 250th Engineer Co. Connecticut National Guard who were deployed to Iraq last winter have returned home.
A child salutes former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center, Wednesday upon his arrival at the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency. Carter arrived in North Korea on Wednesday on a mission U.S. officials said was aimed at bringing home an imprisoned American.
Volunteers from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library recently visited the studio of artist Louis Copt. The visit was in conjunction with his current exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery in the library. From left are Copt and gallery volunteers Jerry Reed, Joan Glotzbach and Laura Dalrymple. At right is Trish Nixon, associate curator of the gallery. Copt, Lecompton, submitted the picture.
Anne Schaeffer fills out a form to receive more information after touring a new home for sale in the Boulevard Heights development Wednesday in St. Louis. Sales of new homes fell last month to the lowest level on record, the latest indication that home sales are stagnating after the expiration of a homebuyer tax credit this spring.
Asics GEL-Tech Walker Neo, $100, was tops for both men and women, according to Consumer Reports’ recent tests.
Ecuadorean citizen Luis Fredy Lala Pomavilla rests Tuesday at a hospital in Matamoros, eastern Mexico. A Mexican drug cartel massacred 72 Central and South American migrants within 100 miles of the U.S. border that they were trying to reach, according to Lala Pomavilla who said he escaped and stumbled wounded to a highway checkpoint where he alerted marines.
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, gives a brief news conference Wednesday in Anchorage, Alaska, saying that she would not concede the results of Tuesday’s primary election. The Republican senator trailed conservative lawyer Joe Miller by 1,668 votes Wednesday with all precincts reporting, despite being heavily favored to defeat the lesser-known candidate in the GOP primary. She is hoping that several thousand uncounted absentee ballots can swing the election in her favor, and both sides were bracing for a long count to determine the winner.
Former Kansas University guard Xavier Henry talks with media members Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse. Henry, who was taken as the No. 12 pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA Draft, is in town working out with former teammates while waiting for an agreement on his pro contract.
Kansas University student Laura Dalton, 20, a junior from Overland Park, shaded her face from the sun while catching up on some reading Wednesday in front of Ellsworth Hall on the KU campus. For today’s weather forecast, see page 8B.
Volleyball coach Ray Bechard met with reporters at fall Olympic sports media day on Wednesday at Kansas University.
Cook Michael Abraham fixes a dish on the healthy menu that is offered at 23rd Street Brewery, 3512 Clinton Parkway, The dish — the most popular on the healthy menu — is a red pepper stuffed with couscous and served with a spring mix tossed in rice wine vinaigrette. Sitting on the plate is another healthy menu item: sundried tomato salmon.
Emergency crews investigate the scene of a school bus accident at 28th and Colorado in Topeka. Eight children and four adults were taken to the hospital after the accident Wednesday morning.