July 17, 2014
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Ala., on Thursday. Stoops will try to guide the Wildcats to conference victories after an 0-8 record in the SEC during his first season at the helm.
Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, talks with Oprah Winfrey during an interview airing on OWN on Thursday night. Matt Sandusky says he enjoyed spending time with the family at their central Pennsylvania home – except when it came time to go to bed. The Oprah Winfrey Network on Wednesday released a clip of Winfrey’s interview with Matt Sandusky, who alleges he was sexually abused by his father.
Alabama coach Nick Saban discusses his team with media at the Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Ala. The Crimson Tide hopes to bounce back from a stellar season that ended in surprising losses to both Auburn and Oklahoma.
American League shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, waves as he is taken out of the game Tuesday in the top of the fourth inning of the All-Star baseball game. Tuesday's All-Star game was Jeter's last as the Yankee star will retire after this season.
Norway's Alexander Kristoff, left, crosses the finish line Thursday ahead of Peter Sagan of Slovakia to win the twelfth stage of the Tour de France.
Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III speaks to media at SEC media days on Monday in Hoover, Ala. "I think it's a job to play college football," Hargreaves told The Associated Press, "but I can't really concern myself with it because I can't do anything about it."
Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas in February 2011. Lance Armstrong met in May with the panel investigating cycling’s doping past in a meeting set up by the cyclist who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life over his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Armstrong attorney Elliot Peters declined to reveal specifics of what was discussed in the seven-hour meeting on May 22 at a hotel outside Dulles Airport in Washington. Peters told The Associated Press on Thursday: “Lance answered all their questions.”
People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, on Thursday.
People walk amid the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, on Thursday. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.
A woman reacts Friday to news regarding a Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia.
Marsha Knudsen sits among a trunk from her parents and its contents in her home. Knudsen finished her book, Sailor's Mail, about her parents' love story this year after she began writing five years ago.
Letters from Homer Norris sit in the trunk of his belongings. Norris' daughter, Marsha Knudsen, wrote Sailor's Mail about her father's experience in World War II. More than 200 letters to his wife, Ruth, survived. She wrote him every day and sent more than 600 letters, but those were lost.
Items from the her parents' trunk sit among Marsha Knudsen's book, Sailor's Mail, including a portrait of Homer Norris and his wife, Ruth, center, and a going away gift from Homer's friend, Josefo of Apemama Island, right. Josefo gave Homer a wooden box before he was stationed in Kwajalein of the Marshall Islands, according to Sailor's Mail.
Marsha Knudsen points at her father, Homer Norris, among his Navy company.
July 16, 2014
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference during the NBA Board of Governors meeting Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Xavier Wallace, 5, hula hoops at Flanch Branch Park during the Family Fun Fest on Wednesday.
Sada Rodriguez, 2, and her father, Wadi, decorate the concrete at Flat Branch Park during the Family Fun Fest on Wednesday.
Several hundred people gathered at Flat Branch Park for the Family Fun Fest on Wednesday. The evening included a magic show, musical entertainment, face painting and a bouncy house.
Magician BJ Talley demonstrates some sleight of hand during the Family Fun Fest at Flat Branch Park on Wednesday.
Rather than select volunteers by having them raise their hands, magician BJ Talley asked children to make silly faces during the Family Fun Fest at Flat Branch Park on Wednesday.