People gather on the national day of mourning Friday outside the earthquake damaged National Palace in Port-au-Prince. Thousands gathered one month after the deadly quake that left the Caribbean country struggling for survival.
President Barack Obama gestures while meeting reporters during the daily press briefing Tuesday in the White House. Obama on Friday challenged three dozen Republicans and Democrats to participate in a one-of-a-kind televised summit Feb. 25 to hash out a deal on health care.
Children play in the snow at the base of a Palmetto tree on the statehouse grounds as Columbia, S.C., gets its first snowfall of the season Friday. More than two-thirds of the nation’s land mass had snow on the ground when the day dawned Friday, and then it snowed ever so slightly in Florida to make it 49 states out of 50.
Two shooting victims are taken Friday from the Shelby Center on the campus of the University of Alabama to an ambulance after multiple people were shot in Huntsville, Ala Officials at the University of Alabama’s Huntsville campus say three people were killed and three injured in a campus shooting.
U.S. Marines wake up Friday morning in their firing positions at a forward camp outside Marjah in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Marines and Afghan troops reached the outer rim of the Taliban-held town today, opening a major offensive to re-establish government control and break the extremists’ grip over their southern heartland.
Kansas Audio-Reader Network recognized 58 volunteers for their years of service reading to the blind and print-disabled of Kansas and Western Missouri with a volunteer appreciation dinner Oct. 6 at Maceli’s. Lawrence volunteers honored for five years of service are, back row, from left, David Nigro, Bruce Roberts, Kay Campbell and David Petersen; front row, Sandra Willis, Barbara Duke, Helen Martin, Brigette Bernagozzi, Cathy Callen, Kit Carlsen, Eileen Rogers and Al Rogers. Other Lawrence volunteers honored for five years of service, but not pictured, were Bill Bayouth, Sue Eckhoff, Lisa Hallberg, Bob Lantry, Liz Newcomer, John Nixon, Sarah Peters and Kylee Wright.
The olympic torch ignites at the conclusion of the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Olympics. The ceremony was held Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia.
KU coach Bill Self, right, and wife Cindy Self, left, went to college at Oklahoma State with country music icon Garth Brooks, center.
Israel Mireles sits in a Butler County courtroom on Friday in El Dorado. Jurors deliberated just more than an hour before convicting Mireles, 26, in the death of Emily Sander. The Butler Community College student was also known as Internet porn model Zoey Zane.
The Lawrence High bench mobs Jordyn Tolefree after her last-second game-winning shot. The Lions beat Olathe East, 63-61, at LHS.
Wilt Chamberlain’s sister, Barbara O. Lewis, second from right, and her husband, Elzie, right, are in town this weekend for the KU games along with former Iowa State player Gary Thompson, left, and wife Janet.