February 9, 2011
John Flanigan, left, and his wife, Sue, recite a Bible verse during a vigil protesting the execution of convicted murderer Martin Link just before midnight on Tuesday outside the Bonne Terre Correctional Center.
Pam Braun, mother of Elissa Self-Braun, holds up a photo of her daughter while giving a statement after the execution of Martin Link just after midnight on Wednesday morning at the Bonne Terre Correctional Center. "We have been truly blessed the justice system has worked for Elissa, whereas there are still many victims and homicide survivors still waiting for justice," Braun said.
Capital punishment opponents conduct a vigil just before midnight on Tuesday outside the Bonne Terre Correctional Center where convicted murderer Martin Link was to be executed by lethal injection. As many as 15 protesters came to contest the execution and the death penalty.
Allie Blair holds a scarf to her face as she walks in the snow in Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday. The second winter storm in just more than a week dropped up to 16 inches of snow on parts of northeastern Oklahoma.
Hickman High School senior Marcus Whitt makes his way towards the basket at Jefferson City High School on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011.
Hickman High School junior Ernest "L" Dorema drives to the basket against Jefferson City High School's Billy Brehe on Tuesday night, Feb. 8, 2011 at Jefferson City High School.
February 8, 2011
Street closings for Earth Day 2011 festivities on April 17.
KU fans pack Allen Fieldhouse on Monday. The historic arena is named after legendary KU coach Forrest "Phog" Allen, and the court itself, James Naismith Court, honors basketball inventor and former KU coach James Naismith.
Winter weather does more than close schools and disrupt lives: It also brings about ideal conditions for potholes to form.
Martin Link was executed early Wednesday morning at the prison in Bonne Terre. Link was convicted in the kidnapping, rape and murder of 11-year-old Elissa Self-Braun in St. Louis in 1991.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looks on during his meeting with an Emirates foreign minister, not pictured, at the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday. The meeting is the first show for Mubarak in front of international media following the country's Jan. 28 protests.
An Egyptian anti-Mubarak protester reads a newspaper inside a plastic tent at Tahrir square in Cairo on Sunday. Egypt's largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, said it would begin talks Sunday with the government to try to end the country's political crisis but made clear it would insist on the immediate ouster of longtime authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak.
Anti-government protesters are seen through plastic sheeting Tuesday as they read anti-Mubarak slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector.
Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters shout slogans as they march in Alexandria, Egypt, on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of Egyptians have been demonstrating in Cairo and other cities, calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Arabic reads "Egypt, one nation, one blood."
Anti-Mubarak protesters hold an huge Egyptian flag Tuesday as they take part in a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Protesters appear to have settled in for a long standoff, turning Tahrir Square into a makeshift village with tens of thousands coming every day, with some sleeping in tents made of blankets and plastic sheeting.
Emily Jones decorates chocolate hearts Tuesday at the Lake Champlain Chocolates factory in Burlington, Vt. Cocoa bean and sugar prices are going up, but industry observers say it's unlikely it will cost more to buy sweets for your sweet this Valentine's Day.
February 7, 2011
KU players on the bench celebrate after a basket scored during the Missouri-Kansas game Monday in Lawrence.
Markieff Morris blocks a shot by Kim English in the second half of the Missouri-Kansas game Monday in Lawrence.
Ralph Jones flips Jefferson City High School's Cameron Cotton during Rock Bridge High school's last home match on Monday.
As KU fans watch, Marcus Denmon cannot block Tyrel Reed's shot in the first half of the Tigers game Monday in Lawrence, Kan.