Shoppers check out merchandise Wednesday along Roosevelt Road in Chicago. Many retailers are reporting solid sales gains for February, even in the face of falling consumer confidence and heavy snowstorms that hammered the East Coast.
In this file film publicity image from “Avatar” released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, right, works with the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington.
Workers clean up broken windows Thursday on the Cypriot-owned Louis Majesty cruise ship at the port in Barcelona, Spain. The ship’s owner and operator, Louis Cruise Lines, said the vessel was struck Wednesday by three “abnormally high” waves more than 33 feet high that broke glass windshields in the forward section on deck five, which is one of 10 used by passengers. Two people died and 14 were slightly hurt, the company said. The ship was carrying 1,350 passengers and 580 crew.
Michigan State’s Raymar Morgan, center, drives between Penn State’s David Jackson, left, and Andrew Jones, right. Morgan led the Spartans with 16 points in their 67-65 victory Thursday in East Lansing, Mich.
The “Lawrence Storm” club volleyball team participates in the President’s Day Classic tournament in Omaha, Neb. Back row, from left, are Kylie Dever, Megan Haase-Devin, Monica Howard, Rylee Fuerst and Kaitlyn Dohogne; front row are Faythe Brungardt, Anne Wildgen, Jessica Lemus and Molly Ryan; and lying down is the “team mascot,” Lawson Brungardt. Mike Wildgen, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, right, meets with various state insurance commissioners and insurance industry executives last month at the White House. From left are Ronald Williams of Aetna, and Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger.
Senior Michael McCabe (11) gets a fast break as Lawrence and Shawnee Mission Northwest met in boys sub-state action on Thursday, Mar. 4, 2010. The Lions lost to the Cougars 63-53.
Senior Josh May drives in the paint as Free State and Shawnee Mission West clashed March 4, 2010. Free State won 29-27.
Mary Francis Biggs, 24, is hugged by her brother John Biggs, 26, after Judge Robert Fairchild sentenced Matthew Jaeger to 106 months in prison for kidnapping, aggravated battery and criminal threat, stemming from an attack on Biggs in October 2007.
Matthew Jaeger, 24, is handcuffed by Douglas County Sheriff's Sgt. Ken Fangohr in Douglas County Court after being sentenced by Judge Robert Fairchild to 106 months for kidnapping, aggravated battery and criminal threat, stemming from an attack on his ex-girlfriend, Mary Francis Biggs in October 2007.
An air ambulance takes off after picking up a middle-aged man from the scene of a vehicle accident on Leavenworth County Road 25, just south of Honey Creek Road. Kansas Highway Patrol officials at the scene of the accident said the man sustained minor to moderate injuries after his truck left the road and struck a tree.