Officer Harvey M. Andrekovic's hat lays on the floor during the 128th Police Academy graduation ceremony in Cleveland. Amid tears and cheers, 42 Cleveland police academy cadets joined the force and now face immediate layoffs in a budget cut. The layoffs are among 321 in Cleveland, including 81 police officers. Cleveland blames the layoffs on cuts in state aid.
Dirk Nowitzki, the German forward who led the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA title, delights home audience with German grit, American glamour.
Pay no attention to the human rights violations behind the curtain, Mr. Ecclestone.
Bahrain's crackdown on the pro-democracy uprising has shifted from the streets to courtrooms, workplaces, and schools. One prisoner's wife describes sexual assault and psychological abuse.
Lorena Ochoa teed off in her first PGA Tour event since retiring nearly a year ago, her star power lending a needed boost to sports events in violence-wracked Mexico.
Ballet dancers perform during a contemporary class at the Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. Created in 1973, the international dance competition is for young dancers aged 15 to 18. This year, 75 candidates from 19 countries will compete from February 1 to 6.
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
'Thalera' the koala climbs in his enclosure in the Duisburg Zoo, Germany, on Friday.
Rafael Nadal said it's 'madness' when some refer to him as the greatest Spanish athlete. Rafael Nadal is now ranked as the top male tennis player in the world after winning his first US Open Monday night.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin thrives on feats of daring-do. In the past decade, he has taken controls of a nuclear submarine, flown an Su-25 fighter plane, co-piloted a Tu-160 supersonic bomber, and tracked endangered whales in the Sea of Japan. But he's also shown off a gentler side, like with his crooning of the song 'Blueberry Hill' at a charity dinner. Here are some of his recent adventures.