Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore who guided its development into a modern, stable nation as well as one of the world’s richest, has died, the government announced.
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The Islamic State group has issued a statement claiming responsibility for the deadly attack on Tunisia’s national museum that killed 23 people, mostly tourists.
On March 18, 1840, a bill passed the House incorporating the Baltimore Steam Packet Company, nicknamed the Old Bay Line. The steamboat line provided services on the Chesapeake Bay, primarily between Baltimore and Norfolk, Va. When it closed in 1962 after 122 years of existence, it was the last surviving overnight steamship passenger service in the United States.
Other cities serviced by the line were Washington, D.C., Old Point Comfort, and Richmond, Va. One of the Old Bay Line’s steamers, the former President Warfield, later became famous as the Exodus ship of book and movie fame, when Jewish refugees from war-torn Europe sailed aboard her in 1947 in an unsuccessful attempt to emigrate to Palestine.
Dallas Seavey arrived in Nome, Alaska on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to win his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Seavey won his third Iditarod in the last four years, beating his father, Mitch, to the finish line.
Iditarod mushers began their 1,000-mile trek across Alaska along a new route Monday, March 9 after poor trail conditions forced organizers to push the race’s start north to Fairbanks. The ceremonial start remained in Anchorage and was held on Saturday, March 7.
On March 13, 1942, the Quartermaster Corps of the United States Army began training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or “K-9 corps.” Over a million dogs served on both sides during World War I.
The Baltimore City Police Department deployed their first K-9 unit on March 1, 1956. Terrance Patrick Cahill, a British police dog trainer that joined the Baltimore police department in 1959, was instrumental in establishing their program, as well as the police dog program in Washington, D.C.
American photographer, Diane Arbus, was born in New York City on March 14, 1923 to David Nemerov and Gertrude Russek Nemerov, a Jewish couple who owned Russek’s, a famous Fifth Avenue department store.
Arbus is most known for her photographs of social deviants or “freaks.” “There’s a quality of legend about freaks,” Arbus said. “Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They’ve already passed their test in life. They’re aristocrats.”
Iconic photography from The Baltimore Sun
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Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday while demonstrators were gathered across the street — an attack the county police chief described as “an ambush” that could easily have killed both men.
The shots were fired just as a small crowd of protesters began to break up after holding a demonstration in the wake of the resignation of the Ferguson police chief, who stepped down Wednesday.
Small clusters of survivors, bundled up against a chilly wind, gathered along Japan’s northeast coast Wednesday to remember the nearly 19,000 lives lost in the March 11, 2011, tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster. Four years later, the region is still struggling to recover.
On March 10, 1945, U.S. B-29 bombers flew over Tokyo in the dead of night, dumping massive payloads of cluster bombs equipped with a then-recent invention: napalm. A fifth of Tokyo was left a smoldering expanse of charred bodies and rubble.
Today, a modest floral monument in a downtown park honors the spirits of the 105,400 confirmed dead, many interred in common graves.
It was the deadliest conventional air raid ever, worse than Nagasaki and on par with Hiroshima. But the attack, and similar ones that followed in more than 60 other Japanese cities, have received little attention, eclipsed by the atomic bombings and Japan’s postwar rush to rebuild.
Reporting by Elaine Kurtenbach and Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press
Sunday, March 8 marks the one-year anniversary of the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Without evidence that the plane crashed, it’s hard for family members to begin grieving and start to find closure, psychologists say. In the meanwhile, the grief, hope, anger — all the emotions they feel — are often wrapped up in the things the missing left behind — their clothes, their rooms, the smallest things.
“I’m not going to change or move anything, just let it be the way it is,” Lee Khim Fatt said of a wardrobe filled with his wife’s uniforms and other belongings. “I believe she will come home, and things will be just how it was before.” Lee’s wife, Foong Wai Yueng, 40, was a stewardess aboard the flight, which went off course and vanished March 8, 2014, on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Reporting by Joshua Paul, The Associated Press