A Libyan gunman flashes a V sign Thursday as he stands on a military truck filled with rocket launchers at Al-Katiba military base after it fell to anti-Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi protesters few days ago in Benghazi, Libya.
Space shuttle Discovery lifts off Thursday from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Discovery, the world’s most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time Thursday, heading toward the International Space Station on a journey that marks the beginning of the end of the shuttle era.
Snow covers the road in front of New York School, 936 N.Y., in this user-submitted photo taken Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signs an executive order extending a military affairs council that advises him on matters relating to the state's military installations and the Kansas National Guard, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Watching him is Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, state adjutant general.
Will Bishop, a Kansas University graduate student from Boise, Idaho uses an umbrella to protecting himself from sleet falling on campus on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.
The National Weather Service predicts Douglas County could receive 2-4 inches of snow and sleet Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.
Historian Richard Norton Smith has chosen four 20th century presidents for a new Mount Rushmore. Ronald Reagan was the first of his nominations, and other lectures discuss Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Woodrow Wilson.