Demolition of the historic home of James N. Gamble is underway Monday morning April 1, 2013 in Westwood, Ohio. James N. Gamble was the inventor of ivory soap. Before the morning ended, the house was a pile of rubble. The Enquirer/Carrie Cochran
Children play basketball at a park near blighted row houses in Baltimore, Monday, April 1, 2013. Baltimore is far from the worst American city for poverty, but it faces all the problems of cities where vast numbers of the poor now live. The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s, while $85 billion in federal government spending cuts that began last month are expected to begin squeezing services for the poor nationwide.
Firefighters battle a three alarm warehouse fire in the Central City section of New Orleans, Monday, April 1, 2013. An arching column of smoke from the blaze hung over much of the downtown skyline.
Vice President Joe Biden watches a video during his address to the Vital Voices Global Partnership 2013 Global Leadership Awards gala at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
A Great Blue Heron prepares to swallow a fish at a wetland preserve near Delray Beach, Fla., Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Wakodahatchee Wetlands is a bird-watcher's paradise where, for the past three months, it's been nesting and baby season. Wakodahatchee, an oasis of wildlife in suburbia, means "created waters" in the Seminole Indian language.
Maggie Couch, of Aurora, holds a sign during a rally in support of SB 226, a bill to train officials on how to handle canine encounters, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, on the west steps of the Capitol in Denver. The proposal would require sheriff's and police departments to provide three hours of online training for deputies and officers on how to recognize dog behaviors and employ nonlethal methods to control them when necessary. The bill unanimously passed its first hearing in a Senate committee.
Brazilian anti-riot police take the field holding rubber bullet guns during clashes with soccer players from Argentina's Arsenal at the end of their Copa Libertadores soccer match with Brazil's Atletico Mineiro in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. At least four players from Argentine club Arsenal were detained for interrogation after a confrontation with Brazilian police. Police said at least two officers and a journalist sustained minor injuries in the brawl after Atletico Mineiro's 5-2 win over the Argentine club Arsenal. Authorities said the players will likely be charged after throwing punches and kicking police officers who were trying to protect the referees as the final whistle blew.
Employees of Cypriot Banks shout slogans during an anti-bailout protest outside of the Cyprus parliament in the capital Nicosia, Thursday, April 4, 2013. Bank employees in Cyprus walked off the job for two hours and marched toward parliament to protest against looming job and benefit cuts being taken as part of an international bailout.
Officials from the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) wait for orders outside a train which was derailed before entering Bangkok station in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 5, 2013. Three people were injured in the accident which officials said is still under investigation.