From left, James, 19, and Charise Swartz, 16, both of Olathe; Betsy Klee, 18, Olathe; and Austin Crist, 12, Lawrence, enjoy a recent Kansas University basketball game. James and Charise are the children of Dan and the late Brenda Swartz, Betsy is the daughter of Barry and Pam Klee, and Austin is the son of Allen and Beth Crist. All pictured are the grandchildren of Monty and Doreta Boyd, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Plano (Texas) prep Zach Peters heads to the basket in this photo from Jan. 29 of his Prestonwood Christian Academy’s game against Grapevine Faith. PCA won, 86-46.
A new $1.1 million, 5,200-square-foot home in Davie, Fla., is offered for short sale in this May 13 photo. The number of homeowners who missed at least one payment on their mortgage surged to a record in the first quarter of the year, a sign that the foreclosure crisis is far from over.
Electrical power generation lines are seen below storm clouds in this May 8 photo in a rural field near Newtown, Pa. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent last month, reflecting a big fall in energy prices.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala, pose for the group photo Wednesday at the Grand Staircase before the start of the State Dinner at the White House in Washington.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, center, and Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, right, tour the oil-soaked marsh of Pass a Loutre, La., on Wednesday. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is infiltrating the coast of Louisiana.
Firemen hose down remaining cinders in front of a collapsed section of Central World shopping mall today in Bangkok. Buildings smoldered across central Bangkok early this morning and troops exchanged sporadic fire with pockets of holdouts a day after the army routed anti-government protesters in a push to end Thailand’s deadliest political violence in nearly 20 years.
Chinese schoolchildren practice Wednesday during a self-defense course at Changzheng Kung-fu School in Beijing. At least five men armed with knives burst into the dormitory of a vocational college Wednesday and slashed nine students, one of them seriously, sparking new fears in a country on edge over a series of shocking rampages at schools. China has seen a rash of attacks at schools across the country recently.
Baker University President Pat Long will be the keynote speaker at Sunday’s graduation on the Baldwin City campus. It will be the first class to graduate with Long as president all four years. The stained-glass Wildcat at left was made by those students for her.
KU freshman Mason Finley recently won both discus and shot at last week's Big 12 outdoor meet. Finley was named Big 12 track outstanding male freshman of the year Wednesday.
Holly Weatherford, program director for the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri, helps deliver petitions asking that Gov. Mark Parkinson veto a provision in the state budget bill that would divert federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood. Abortion rights advocates held a short rally in the Capitol on Wednesday.
George Stephanopoulos, “Good Morning America” anchor, left, meets with Lawrence Community Shelter Director Loring Henderson on May 11 in Lawrence for a segment about mentors that will appeared on the ABC show Wednesday morning. The two met 30 years ago while working in Washington, D.C.