Jodi Arias sentenced to life in prison, “smelling the breeze” in Egypt, celebrating the Thai New Year | April 13
The day in photos from around the world.
The Songkran festival, marking the traditional Thai New Year, is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15. The throwing of water was traditionally a sign of respect and well wishing during the festival.
A sure sign of springtime in Washington D.C. is when the cherry blossom trees come into full bloom along the Tidal Basin.
A sea of pink stretches from national monument to national monument. The 3,000 cherry trees were a gift from Japan in 1912 as a symbol of friendship between the two nations.
Now each year the blooming of the trees is marked with a Cherry Blossom Festival. The celebration grew from humble beginnings to a great spring festival drawing thousands of visitors from around the world. More
On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 63, died unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorrhage. Vice President Harry S. Truman took the oath of office as President two hours and 34 minutes later.
According to a Baltimore Sun story at the time, Roosevelt’s last words were, “I have a terrific headache.”
Archival photos depict a grieving nation at the loss of the president, serving his fourth term, who died at the “little White House” in Warm Springs, Georgia. More
On a rainy and drizzling day the Baltimore Orioles launched their home campaign by taking on the Toronto Blue Jays. Though the weather was inhospitable the fans still came out to cheer on their team as expectations ran high following the great 2014 season where the O’s won the American League East pennant. Alas the weather wasn’t the only thing that didn’t cooperate as the home team lost, but hope springs eternal as there is a lot of baseball yet to be played.
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking.
In the lead and in the trees, he slashed a 7-iron toward the green and started barking instructions at the golf ball until he saw it bound onto the 14th green. He never saw it smack into the pin and settle a few feet away. He only heard one of the loudest cheers of the afternoon.
“What happened?” Spieth said to his caddie.
With six birdies in a seven-hole stretch, Spieth flirted with a major championship record he didn’t know existed and atoned for his lone mistake with one last birdie putt for an 8-under 64. It was the best opening round at Augusta National in 19 years, gave him a three-shot lead and stole plenty of buzz from the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the return of Tiger Woods.
Consumers around the world were able to try on the long awaited smartwatch on Friday and to place orders. On April 24, consumers will be able to buy it online or by appointment in select stores. The Apple Watch sport starts at $349 with the standard version retailing at $549 in the U.S. Luxury “Edition” watches with 18-karat gold alloys will be priced from $10,000 and will go as high as $17,000.
Much of the town of Fairdale, Illinois was destroyed by a tornado Thursday night, killing at least one person. The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes have churned through six north-central Illinois counties.
David MacCubbin has been hand-making steel string acoustic guitars for nearly 15 years in the basements and garage of his Cockeysville home. MacCubbin spends more than 100 hours on each guitar, meticulously poring over each detail. On a recent afternoon, he let me spend some time with him as he worked on the back struts and the sides of a guitar. More below…