The annual pony penning at Chincoteague takes place this week, bringing an element of cowboy spectacle to the otherwise quiet island.
Bodybuilders from Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Sunday flexed and strutted against each other on stage at the Haiti Bodybuilding Classic. It was the first of such a showdown between the neighboring countries, whose relations are often tense.
Nelson Mandela died in 2013 at the age of 95. Internet users are remembering South Africa’s first black president and renowned anti-apartheid activist with the hashtag #MandelaDay on July 18, which would have been his 99th birthday.
Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere. They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass, get washed into rivers and onto beaches, and lie scattered about in baseball dugouts and on sidewalks and streets. There are reports of children finding them and getting poked.