Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback delivers his State of the State speech to an annual joint session of the House and Senate at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Brownback promised Kansas legislators Wednesday that the tax cuts he championed will spur economic growth and pay for various initiatives, including his all-day kindergarten proposal, saying the policies will build "a state and an economy that works for everyone. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Photos: 2014 State of the State

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback delivered his State of the State address, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in the House of Representatives in Topeka.…
The tip of the Empire State Building in New York peeks through thick fog in this view from Hoboken, N.J. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

Photos: A week of top AP photos

This week's collection includes the tip of New York's Empire State Building peeking through dense fog, a wildfire burning in the hills north of Glendora, Calif.…
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Photos: Wichita State plane crash memorial

It was 43 years ago on October 2, 1970 when a plane carrying members of the Wichita State Football team crashed in Colorado. Thirty-one players, administrators and supporters died.…
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Photos: Scenes from the shutdown

The effects of the government shutdown are being felt from coast to coast. From the closure of government offices to the shutdown of national parks, here's a look at the impact.…
Afghan female police officers laugh at a joke during a training session at the Police Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry, said the government plans to double the number of female officers from 2,200 to more than 4,000 in time for next April's presidential and provincial elections. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

Top AP photos for week, September 26th

Photos published Sept. 19-26, 2013 include Kenya mall attack, Tehran parade and New York Yankee Mariano Rivera taking the field for his retirement ceremony in New York.…

Red Carpet Style | Rush

The film chronicles the rivalry of two F1 drivers, James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Michael Douglas accepts the award for for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie for his role in “Behind The Candelabra” at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Red Carpet Style | 2013 Emmys

There were romantic lace overlays, graphic black-and-white combinations, strategic skin-baring slashes and tough-girl harnesses.…