Morning commuters drive out of a thick fog between Eudora and Lawrence on Tuesday. About 20,000 Douglas County motorists commute into Kansas City each day. If Lawrence is determined to be out of compliance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations, all gasoline stations in Douglas County likely would be required to sell specially formulated, low-vapor gasoline during the summer months.
Bees are essential for the health of pollinator-dependent plants.
hot air balloons lift off during a mass ascension at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday. The annual fiesta draws hundreds of pilots and thousands of spectators from around the world.
Lance Cpl. Wesley Samuels, of Winter Haven, Fla., with the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines’ Echo Company, fires at Taliban insurgents during a gunbattle in Marjah, Afghanistan, in this Sept. 26 photo. The Taliban are still in Marjah in force, waging a full-blown guerrilla insurgency that rages daily across a bomb-riddled landscape of agricultural fields and irrigation trenches.
Zombies gather for instructions before making a scary stumble along Massachusetts Street Thursday night, Oct. 7, during the fourth annual Lawrence Zombie Walk. Participants were asked to bring donations for the Humane Society, local food banks and homeless shelters.
Bullet-Head Thomas Birdeno, Lawrence, gathers with other Zombies on a scary stumble along Massachusetts Street Thursday night, Oct. 7, during the fourth annual Lawrence Zombie Walk. Participants were asked to bring donations for the Humane Society, local food banks and homeless shelters.
Hungry Hannah Owens, right, chews on a leg of man as she stumbles past diners at La Parilla on Massachusetts Street Thursday night, Oct. 7, during the 4th annual Lawrence Zombie Walk. Participants were asked to bring donations for the Humane Society, local food banks and homeless shelters.
A girl shows off Sing-A-Ma-Jigs, named part of Time To Play’s Holiday 2010 Most Wanted List, in New York in this Sept. 28, 2010 file photo. The plush doll from Mattel will retail for $12.99.
Family photos on a wall Thursday show the height of the sludge after a flood of toxic mud broke into a home in the village of Kolontar, Hungary. Monday’s flooding was caused by the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at a metals works in western Hungary and has affected seven towns near the Ajkai, 100 miles southwest of Budapest.
Shawnee Mission West running back Cordi Pascal (28) breaks through the Lawrence High defense on a first-down run in the second quarter. The Lions were toppled by the Vikings, 55-21, on Thursday in Overland Park.
Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas (8) is tackled by Nebraska defensive back Eric Hagg on Thursday in Manhattan.
Lawrence high wide receiver Chris Gaston (14) just misses a reception in the first quarter against Shawnee Mission West. The Lions fell, 55-21, on Thursday in Overland Park.
This photo appears to be Tonganoxie but the group was outside a village in Karnataka in India. Pictured are KU students Hayley Mallen, left, and Rhea Richardson.
Kansas University students dressed in their Indian clothes of kurta (shirt) with bindi (dot on forehead) at the ancient temple at Somanathapura, near Mysore in Karnataka, include, from left, Monica Melhem, Brandy Fogg, lecturer Geeta Tiwari, Rhea Richardson and Hayley Mallen.
KU students backpacking in the evergreen forests of Anamalai-Perambikulam Tiger Reserve, on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The view from a safari bus in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, where KU study abroad students encountered this elephant herd within about 25 feet.
A picture of the KU India study abroad group at a viewpoint in MM Hills, in Karnataka, in 2010. Kansas University ranks third among its current Big 12 Conference peers in the number of students studying abroad, according to a report to be released today.