Officials say more than two dozen large wildfires are burning in the West on Thursday. A stubborn wildfire north of Big Sur near California’s Central Coast has grown after burning for nearly two weeks in steep, forested ridges. More
Local performer Ruby Rockafella pays tribute to Blaze Starr, the Godmother of Baltimore Burlesque, with photos by Steve Parke, formerly Prince’s art director.
It’s been nearly 90 years since Haiti earned a medal at the Olympic Games. But Haitian Olympic swimmer Frantz Mike Itelord Dorsainvi is aiming to break that dry spell. Swimming barely exists as a sport in Haiti, where there are few pools. Many Haitians, even some who fish for a living, never learn how to swim. More
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in Ellicott City following heavy flooding there last night. “It seems that Ellicott City has come in for an inordinate amount of disasters from floods, fires and railroad wrecks since its founding in 1772,” Fred Rasmussen wrote in The Sun in 2012.
The Calvert Cliffs, which rise over 100 feet along 30 miles of the Calvert County eastern coastline, are eroding at a pace of nearly three feet a year, spilling secrets from their clay-rich soil of the world, as it was 15 million years ago during the Miocene era.