Photos of cars at the New York International Auto Show.
Eighty-five mushers began the nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to Nome from Anchorage on March 6. As of early Friday afternoon, 62 mushers had reached Nome, 14 were out of the race and 9 remained on the trail. A person on a snowmobile drove into two dog teams competing in the Iditarod early Saturday, killing one dog and injuring at least three others. Mushers Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King were attacked a little more than halfway into the race to Nome.
Across the globe, St. Patrick’s Day 2016 was a pageant of revelry, faith and activism. In Dublin, crowds filled the streets for a glimpse of large, colorful floats. In Northern Ireland, pilgrims walked to St. Patrick’s resting place. In New York, former protesters became marchers with an end to a ban on openly gay parade participants.
An early morning explosion in Seattle Wednesday, caused by natural gas, sent multiple firefighters to the hospital, none with serious injuries. It reduced several businesses to rubble. Crews were responding to reports of a natural gas leak when the explosion happened along the main thoroughfare of the city’s Greenwood neighborhood, north of downtown, Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Corey Orvold said.
A rare “super bloom” of wildflowers in Death Valley (Calif.) National Park has covered the hottest and driest place in North America with a carpet of gold, attracting tourists from all over the world and enchanting visitors with a stunning display from nature’s paint brush. Right now, the best flower show is at the south end of Death Valley National Park along Badwater Road, south of Furnace Creek.
The annual reading motivation and awareness day is celebrated on the birthday of beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
Ice climber Don Mellor began climbing in the make-your-own tools era and has since introduced the sport to generations of students at a Lake Placid prep school, where he is a teacher and counselor. He wrote the book, literally, on ice climbing in this rugged region.
Members of the Sam Houston Trail Ride made their way down a highway in Tomball, Texas on Tuesday, heading for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More than 3,000 riders from 13 trail rides will converge in Houston Friday for the event. The riders will take part in the downtown rodeo parade on Saturday.