It’s been a tale of upsets in this year’s NCAA tournament, and these photos of the players pride, celebrations and heartbreak show it all. Kentucky, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Arizona are moving on and 8 teams are left to battle it out for the remaining four spots in the men’s Elite Eight.
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.
Until now, gay rights groups have been barred by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council from marching in the parade, which draws as many as a million spectators each year.
In New York City, a group was protesting the exclusion of gay groups from the parade. Mayor Bill De Blasio decided not to march due to the parade organizer’s policy to ban participants that identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Heineken and Guinness announced earlier that they would drop their sponsorship of the parade for along the same reasons.
In Sunnyside Queens, an inclusive St. Pat’s For All parade embraces diversity and is considered and alternative to New York City’s official March 17, St. Patrick’s Day parade.- Wire reports
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.
The U.S. military is keeping close tabs on Charla Nash, the former Stamford woman who was mauled by a chimpanzee. The Pentagon paid for her full face transplant in 2012 and is underwriting her recovery, in hopes of helping seriously disfigured soldiers.
In 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led several attempts to march from Selma to Montgomery as part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement. The protesters encountered violent opposition from authorities and segregationists. But with federal backing, the demonstrators successfully made the four-day walk, a 50-mile stretch. That year, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, which gave African-Americans the right to vote.
Using the style and language of journalists of the era, including a reference to blacks as “Negroes,” AP reporters captured the tension of the marches.
Fifty years after its original publication, The AP is making available excerpts from a series of stories about the marches’ progress.
A goblin shark, a rare sea creature described as an ‘alien of the deep’ is found off Australia and delivered to the Australian Museum in Sydney on March 3, 2015. In May 2014, shrimpers fishing in the Gulf of Mexico pulled up an incredibly rare, almost prehistoric-looking goblin shark. Earlier, an 18-foot oarfish was found off Catalina Island in California. Here’s a look at the goblin shark, oarfish and other big and/or odd-looking fish.