In most years, the Preakness Stakes is run on a fast track, sometimes even despite rain. This year, despite a rainy, muddy mess at Pimlico, the Preakness Day races carried on.
Firefighters contended with a fire burning on the Seal Beach pier in Seal Beach, Calif. on Friday, May 20, 2016. The blaze erupted early Friday at the end of the long wooden pier southeast of Los Angeles. Smoke was pouring out of holes in the roof, much of which had collapsed. The restaurant has been closed since 2013.
Golden Spike is an annual athletics event in the Czech Republic. It was first organized in 1961.
There’s a distinct smell that a Baltimore house makes when it’s burning, says Sun reporter Jacques Kelly.
That smell was in the air the night of June 17, 1966, as Kelly rode with his father in a car from their Charles Village home to the Pimlico race course. The oldest clubhouse in American racing was burning, and his father wanted the family to be there to see it happen.
With crime declining in the Netherlands, the country is looking at new ways to fill its prisons. The government has let Belgium and Norway put prisoners in its empty cells and now, amid the huge flow of migrants into Europe, several Dutch prisons have been temporarily pressed into service as asylum seeker centers.
On its 50th anniversary, China’s Cultural Revolution may have come full circle.
Oscar Vasquez Morales, 44, weighs about 880 pounds and is considered the fattest man in Colombia. He is expected to lose 660 pounds in the next three or four years after to a medical procedure.
Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip commemorated Nakba, “catastrophe” in Arabic, the name given for the day of the creation of Israel on May 15, 1948. Adults and children held keys — either real or cardboard — signifying their homes in what is now Israeli-controlled land.