Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers saw action from many sporting events from the surrounding counties last week, including state playoff basketball, regional wrestling tournaments and state semifinal ice hockey action. The latest edition of the best of high school sports.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes new international trade numbers and a hearing on whether or not British anti-fracking protests can continue.
For centuries, the zvoncari (or bell ringers) of Croatia have donned animal heads and paraded through villages to frighten away the evil spirits of winter and stir up a new spring.
Given how interminable winter in Baltimore has felt this year, maybe it’s time to import the custom.
Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had the right to invade the country. Ukraine’s security council has reportedly ordered the general staff to put its military on highest alert.
Russian President Vladimir Putin secured his parliament’s authority on Saturday to invade Ukraine after troops seized control of the Crimea peninsula and pro-Moscow demonstrators hoisted flags above government buildings in two eastern cities.
The Patterson Park Pagoda, built in 1891, was originally known as the Observatory because of its excellent vistas. From its upper balconies on a clear day, visitors can see Baltimore’s downtown, the Key Bridge and Fort McHenry.
Papier mache pandas, created by French artist Paulo Grangeon, are seen displayed outside the Taipei City Hall, the aurora borealis is seen in the night sky over Cumbria in northwest England and more in today’s daily brief.
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, arrested last weekend, 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.
Reuters photographer Daniel Becerril took a look inside some of the tunnels of drug kingpin Chapo, who was captured on Saturday in a raid just days after escaping from the clutches of Mexican troops through the tunnel and sewers.
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox announced Friday that it has filed for bankruptcy protection, admitting that it had lost 850,000 bitcoins. The company said it lost 750,000 bitcoins belonging to customers, and an additional 100,000 of its own bitcoins. Those bitcoins today would be worth more than $450 million. Mt. Gox also said it has debts of about $63.6 million. -Reuters