March 28, 1979 — 35 years ago — the nuclear power plant at Three Mile Island in eastern Pennsylvania suffered a partial meltdown, triggering the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history, “although its small radioactive releases had no detectable health effects on plant workers or the public, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has reported.”
Washington state officials say the confirmed death toll from a massive mudslide was likely to rise sharply from 25 on Friday as residents accused local authorities of a slow early response to the disaster that had cost lives.
Nigeria’s film industry, colloquially called Nollywood, is one of the largest in the world. Most movies are produced in local languages – including Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo – while others are made in English. Nollywood also has an increasing audience among Africans who live abroad and are keen for a taste of home. Reuters photographer Akintunde Akinleye went on location with a few movie shoots to take a look inside the business.
Tony Benn, who was born into the aristocracy but became a champion of the left died on March 14 aged 88, members of Myanmar’s military march in formation during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of Armed Forces Day, Pope Francis meets Barack Obama and more in today’s Day in Photos.
Let’s just get the obvious out of the way: Ted Patterson, a former WBAL broadcaster, may have more Orioles memorabilia than you do. Ahead of Opening Day, BSMG photographer Brian Krista spent some time with Patterson last week, and came back with some photos and a video on his extensive collection.
German zoo birds, Fashion week in China, reading to cats, unrest in Egypt and more in today’s daily brief.
President Obama laid a wreath at the World War I memorial at Flanders Field on Wednesday, noting the war that tore apart Europe still echoes in conflicts 100 years later.
Greeks celebrate Independence Day, candlelight vigil held in remembrance of the lives lost aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a tree decorated with 10,000 Easter eggs, and more in today’s daily brief.
In this ever-changing world of new media in news media, I wanted to call attention to a video produced by Howard County Times reporter Luke Lavoie that was shot entirely on his iPhone. Luke also used a Rode smartLav microphone to get better sound during the interviews and shot his “b-roll,” or secondary footage, as a videographer would.