As a street photographer, Robert Jackson has captured people on the streets of Baltimore. When in the army, over two tours, he captured people all around the world — from Paris to Kosovo to Iraq. And even though Baltimore is much different than Kuwait, Jackson noticed similarities among those who are struggling to get by.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. This week, photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam and Lloyd Fox photographed the Ravens as they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 34-14, at M&T Bank Stadium.
BEIJING (AP) — A landslide collapsed and buried buildings at and around an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Sunday, leaving 27 people missing, authorities said.
The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, completed in 1888, has been opened to the public for 127 years. Located in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park, it is the second oldest glass conservatory in America.
Originally The Baltimore Conservatory, it was renamed in 2004 after an extensive renovation funded by the state, Baltimore City, the Baltimore Conservatory Association and city residents. The conservatory is operated and maintained by city workers and a group of dedicated volunteers.
Once, coal fueled the British Empire, employed armies of men and shook the power of governments.
On Friday, workers at Britain’s last operating deep coal mine finish their final shift. The last haul of coal from the pit is destined for a museum, as a once-mighty industry fades into history.
Defiant to the end, miners at Kellingley Colliery in northern England sang a hit by Tom Jones — the son of a coal miner — as they headed underground for their final shift.
“This is what makes us very special, the mining community,” said Nigel Kemp, who worked at the mine for more than 30 years. “The men have gone down today singing ‘My, my, my, Delilah.’ Every single man on the cage, you could hear them 400 feet down singing. And I do believe they’re going to come out singing as well.”
At its peak in the 1920s, Britain’s mining industry employed more than 1 million people, as coal drove trains, fueled factories and heated homes. After World War II, the country had 750,000 underground miners at almost 1,000 coal pits. But the industry’s days were already numbered.
With gas and nuclear power on the rise, hundreds of coal mines had closed by 1984, when a showdown between the government and miners fixed the industry’s central — and contested — place in Britain’s national mythology.
RISHON LEZION, Israel (AP) — At Israel’s main equine hospital, the animals can be wild patients, creating some unique challenges for the veterinarians treating them.
“They are not good patients,” said Dr. Gal Kelmer, who heads the large animal department at Hebrew University’s Koret School of Veterinary Medicine. “I get a lot of satisfaction when things work.”
Veterinarians at the hospital operate on about two dozen horses a month, most of them pleasure and show horses. To prepare a horse for surgery, anesthesiologists slip an infusion into the animal’s jugular vein, which is harder to dislodge than an IV in the leg.
Cal Ripken Sr. would have turned 80 today. The former Orioles manager and long-time coach was born Dec. 17, 1935 and died in 1999. He’s the father of Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr.
The 66-million-year-old skeleton, named Tristan, is among the best-preserved large dinosaur remains ever found. It will be on exhibition at the Berlin natural history museum for the next three years.