Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, right, chats with Kansas University Provost Jeffrey Vitter and Lesa Mitchell, a vice president with the Kauffman Foundation, on Tuesday at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center in Kansas City, Mo. Sebelius, the former governor of Kansas, was at the conference center for a town-hall meeting on efforts to fight cancer.
A man cools off in spraying water from a fire hydrant Tuesday in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. The East Coast broiled under an unforgiving sun as the temperature soared above 100 degrees. An excessive heat advisory has been posted in New York City and Philadelphia, where authorities are opening “cooling stations,” air-conditioned buildings where residents can get relief.
A model presents a creation by French fashion designer Eric Tibusch as part of his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection presented Tuesday in Paris.
From left, Leah Coons, 14; Kirsten Gilroy, 14; and Sydney Coleman, 12, mix up a batch of homemade ice cream Tuesday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The youths were participating in the Teen Iron Chef competition, part of the library’s Summer Reading Teen Zone activities. Watch the 6News video report at LJWorld.com.
Rich Foreman, plant manager of Bowersock Mills & Power Co., 644 Mass., takes some time Tuesday to watch the Kansas River. The river was expected to rise to near flood levels after recent rains.
Republican Senate candidates Jerry Moran, left, and Todd Tiahrt, right, shake hands after their first televised debate Tuesday evening at the NBC affiliate KSNT-27 studio. Moran and Tiahrt are the front-runners in the Aug. 3 Republican primary for the Senate seat being vacated by Sam Brownback, who is running for governor. The debate was moderated by Bob Beatty, left center, an assistant professor of political science at Washburn University in Topeka, and Kelli Stegeman, right center, KSNT co-anchor.
People gather along Cape May Beach on Tuesday in Cape May, N.J., to watch the sunset. The East Coast broiled under an unforgiving sun Tuesday as record-toppling temperatures soared to 100 or higher in several cities, utility companies cranked out power to cool the sweating masses and the unlucky sought any oasis they could find.
Kansas University’s offensive line — in this case, Jeff SPikes (74), Brad Thorson (76), Sal Capra (59) and Jeremiah Hatch (77) — try to get running back Toben Opurum, center, into the end zone against Texas Tech. All those front-liners return, giving the KU coaching staff high hopes for the unit heading into the fall.
KU football assistant coach J.B. Grimes works with the offensive line during practice in this file photo from spring drills on April 19.
Oklahoma City’s Eric Maynor (6) takes a shot over Charlotte’s Sherron Collins during the second quarter of an NBA summer league game Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.
LeBron James works on one of his BlackBerry devices after the evening workout with high school basketball players at his skills academy on Tuesday in Akron, Ohio.
The Netherlands’ Arjen Robben celebrates after scoring the third goal in a 3-2 victory over Uruguay on Tuesday in Cape Town, South Africa.
Actress Lindsay Lohan, left, wipes away tears after sentencing in a Beverly Hills, Calif., courtroom Tuesday.
Kevin Irick looks over a crop of cabbage. Irick has become a first-generation farmer, working land near Linwood and growing a variety of vegetables, flowers and fruits.
Kevin Irick looks over some of his more recent crops of flowers.
Irick prepares several crates of vegetables to take to the Lawrence Farmers’ Market.
U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno speaks Tuesday during a news conference in Baghdad. The top American military commander in Iraq said U.N. peacekeeping forces may need to protect disputed territories in the nation’s north if tensions between Kurds and Arabs haven’t eased by the time U.S. troops leave in 2011.
Octopus Paul chooses the Spanish box Tuesday in the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany. Paul has predicted all German matches during the World Cup, and has been 100 percent right so far. Octopus oracle Paul predicted Tuesday that Germany will be defeated by Spain at the World Cup semifinal today. Sea Life Aquarium’s spokesman Daniel Fey said Tuesday that the mollusk from Oberhausen chose a mussel from a glass tank marked with a Spanish flag, while ignoring the tank marked with the German colors.