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ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Scott P. Brown has been stung by a gaffe involving photos that he mistakenly said showed Osama bin Laden's body and rocked by a $1 million ad blitz attacking his environmental record. "There are some cracks showing now," said John Walsh, Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman.

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** FILE** In this July 11, 2009, file photo, actress Mary Tyler Moore attends Broadway Barks 11 in New York. A representative for Mary Tyler Moore says the veteran sitcom star is "recovering nicely" after surgery to remove a benign tumor on the lining of her brain. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS DIAGNOSIS: "Our plan was a state solution to a state problem," Mitt Romney said about Massachusetts' health care reform.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Mitt Romney said that as president he would grant more power and flexibility to states by block-granting Medicaid payments and easing federal standards during an address Thursday at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center in Ann Arbor.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Barbara Boxer leaves Capitol Hill on Thursday after speaking on the Senate floor about former Nevada Sen. John Ensign. Mr. Ensign made false statements to the Federal Election Commission, the panel said.

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Kizza Besigye (background center right) waves to supporters beside his wife Winnie Byayima (left) as he returns from Nairobi after medical treatment on the day of the inauguration of his longtime political rival, President Yoweri Museveni. (Associated Press

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Nebraska Attorney General and Senate candidate Jon Bruning, a Republican, accepted the endorsement of the Tea Party Express on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Afghan soldiers stand guard on hulks of tanks destroyed during the Soviet occupation as part of a training session at Camp Morehead near Kabul. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate, will deliver a major speech Thursday at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. The center is part of UM's medical school, where researchers are "vigorously" pursuing stem cell research.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS The lineup of contenders for 2011 Emmy trophies includes PBS, with 57 nominations, ABC with 56, "General Hospital with 21, and "The Young and the Restless" with 20.

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Antonio Banderas kisses Salma Hayek while promoting "Puss in Boots." "If Salma was beautiful in two dimensions, imagine her in three dimensions," Mr. Banderas said while wearing 3-D glasses.

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associated press Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, is expected to sign a bill creating a health care system modeled after Canada.

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**FILE** In this photo from Feb. 8, 2008, provided by Altria Group, Philip Morris International Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Louis C. Camilleri is shown. CEO Camilleri told a cancer nurse Wednesday that while cigarettes are harmful and addictive, it is not that hard to quit. (Associated Press/Altria Group, Todd Rosenberg)

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MEN'S HEALTH Men's Heath magazine has dubbed Rep. Aaron Schock, Illinois Republican, "America's Fittest Congressman" and the "ripped representative."

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Dallas Wiens says his new face "feels natural." The Fort Worth, Texas, man received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves after his face was severely burned in an accident.

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, is participating in candidates forums in New Hampshire as another presidential hopeful. He is among the favorites of social-issues conservatives.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, Maine Republican, likely will face re-election challenges for working with Democrats. But she can make key alliances with tea party activists and point to her record for fiscal conservatism.

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Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez struck out 11, walking none, in seven innings. He allowed just two hits.

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**FILE** Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida chairs the Democratic National Committee. (Associated Press)

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DAN COYRO/SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Angel La Liberte bakes muffins with her children Leo and Isabella at their California home. As Mother's Day approaches, Mrs. La Liberte and others are launching an online campaign to build support for older mothers.