Kansas City starting pitcher Luke Hochevar (44) shakes hands with catcher Jason Kendall. Hochevar pitched the Royals to a 9-3 victory over the Indians on Thursday in Cleveland.
Amadeo Modigliani’s “La femme a l’eventail”
Police officers search for clues as they pack up the frames of the stolen paintings outside the Paris Museum of Modern Art, following the report of five paintings having been stolen Thursday. Police and prosecutors say a lone thief has stolen five paintings worth a total of $123 million, including works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
Deb Hird receives the “April Teacher of the Month Award” from the Douglas County Child Development Association. Pictured with Hird are her students from Green Pastures Preschool. Back row, from left, are Max Gabrielson, 4; Preston Shanks, 5; and Brooklyn Thorne, 4; front row, from left, are Maddock Oberzan, 4; Caleb Muckey, 4; Justice May, 5; and Noah Ipanaque, 4. Molly Soukup, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Deji Ayoade, right, of Queens, who has been out of work for six months, looks over a list of available jobs as Jaclyn Coughlan, center, a recruitment specialist with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, speaks to another job applicant this week during the “Putting New Yorkers Back to Work” Job Fair sponsored by The New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York. The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week to the highest level in a month.
Trader Gregory Rowe, right, works Thursday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 376 points, its biggest one-day point drop since February 2009, and all the major indexes were down well over 3 percent.
This undated file photo provided by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Plum Island Animal Disease Center off the coast of New York’s Long Island. The federal government is looking for the public’s input on what to do with the island now that plans are under way to move an animal research lab there to Kansas.
Pilgrims ride their horses Thursday as they cross the Guadiamar River through a ford known as “vado de Quema” on their way to the shrine of El Rocio in Villamanrique, southern Spain during an annual pilgrimage. Every year, hundreds of thousands of devotees of the Virgin del Rocio converge in and around the shrine.
A Coast Guard member carries off a dead, oil-covered pelican that was found Thursday on North Breton Island, La.
Joel Hernandez, 22, wipes away tears as he apologizes to the Leek family for his role in the death of their 20-year-old daughter, Rachel Leek, on Oct. 16 as she was riding her bicycle. Hernandez was driving drunk, hit Leek, then fled the scene. He received a sentence of six months in jail followed by one year of probation. Beside him is his attorney, Al Lopes, at the sentencing hearing Thursday in Douglas County District Court.
Quail Run first-grader Olivia Ryan, center, pulls a soiled paper towel from a mixture of water, vegetable oil and cocoa mix as her classmates Olivia Ferguson, left, and Patricia Thomas watch Thursday in Mary Pendry’s class.
Kansas second baseman Robby Price, left, first baseman Brett Lisher, center, and pitcher Travis Blankenship played together in high school at Free State. The three seniors will play their last home series at Hoglund Ballpark starting tonight.
Baker University students this semester have met with partners from the Lawrence Senior Center to share advice and stories. Marian Brown, right, reads some of the essays students wrote with their elders for one assignment. Her writing partner, Stephanie Brown, is at left.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little briefs the Kansas Board of Regents on KU's proposed tuition and fee increase.