In most years, the Preakness Stakes is run on a fast track, sometimes even despite rain. This year, despite a rainy, muddy mess at Pimlico, the Preakness Day races carried on.
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Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland governor who had always acknowledged his campaign for president would be a long shot, ended the effort late Monday night after a disappointing finish in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.
In villages nestled amid the jagged mountains where captured Mexican kingpin Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman was born, the drug trade that dominates the local economy is already breeding the next generation of smugglers and gunslingers. Guzman, recaptured Friday after a second escape from prison nearly six months ago, started life in the village of La Tuna high in the sierra of Mexico’s northwestern state of Sinaloa. Marijuana and the poppies used for opium have been grown here for decades, fueling the rise of successive dynasties of famous drug lords.
In these 2014 photos, Reuters photographer Daniel Becerril took a look inside some of the tunnels of drug kingpin Chapo, who was captured in Sinaloa Friday after a gun battle.
Where lithe young women once competed for Olympic gold in rhythmic gymnastics, young men from Afghanistan now kick a tennis ball around in a game of impromptu soccer.
The venue is the driveway of Galatsi Olympic Hall, one of three 2004 Athens Summer Games sites now serving as way stations for some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants headed from Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan toward affluent Germany and Sweden.
They’ve been unable to return to their home in New Jersey since Superstorm Sandy damaged it three years ago. And a single mother of three, who needs a kidney transplant, is still rebuilding after years of fighting with insurers, contractors and state aid programs. But she’s not even sure she’ll be able to move in to the new home rising 15 feet higher than her old one.
Martin O’Malley is looking to Iowa, where he’s going “all in” to help him become the leading Democratic alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
It’s a plan born of necessity for the former Maryland governor, a little-known underdog now struggling to compete with a self-described socialist, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, to emerge as the anti-establishment option in the Democratic presidential primary. Facing a challenging primary calendar and little margin for error, O’Malley’s team says that Iowa offers his best path to 2016 relevance. – AP
Last month, with a handful of black-and-white archival photos in hand, Associated Press photographer Eugene Hoshiko set out with my camera to document how Hiroshima had changed, 70 years after the atomic bomb. Below is an account of his experience, in his words.