Leia is a 2-year-and-six-week-old lioness born and raised at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. She is being moved to the Cameron Park Zoological and Botanical Society in Waco, Texas, where she can grow up in an unrelated pride and be a companion to a 3-year-old male
Six Americans were among dozens of hostages freed from a luxury hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako, after gunmen attacked the building early Friday. The attack on the Belgian-owned Radisson-Blu Hotel left at least three dead according to Malian authorities, with conflicting reports on how many people were still trapped in the hotel and whether there were Americans among them.
The Baltimore Sun hosted its seventh annual Mobbies awards on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Creative Alliance in Baltimore.
Volcano monitors say about a dozen farming villages have been dusted with ash due to bursts from Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano. Thursday’s report comes a day after authorities imposed new precautionary measures around the volcano, which has been increasingly restive.
Ahead of the 40th anniversary of Francisco Franco’s death, historians are working to demolish the myths that the Spanish dictator himself had created by constantly rewriting history. Franco ordered that the Belchite ruins be left untouched as a “living” monument of war.
More than 1,000 Cuban migrants tried to cross the border from Costa Rica into Nicaragua in an effort to reach the United States, causing tensions as Nicaraguan security forces sought to turn them back.
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, more than 20 U.S. governors are seeking to keep Syrian refugees out of their states, although experts question their authority over immigration. The resettlement of refugees is also receiving fresh scrutiny in Europe.
This month marks 50 years since the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, the first major fight between the U.S. Army and elements of its air cavalry and the People’s Army of North Vietnam. Five soldiers from Maryland were killed on the same day (Nov. 17, 1965) during the height of the battle, and others were listed among the heavy casualties inflicted on both sides in fighting across South Vietnam’s central highlands. The story of part of the battle was told in the 1992 book, “We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young,” by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and war correspondent Joseph Galloway. The 2002 movie, “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson, was based on the Moore-Galloway book. According to Galloway, 305 Americans were killed in combat in the central highlands between Oct. 23 and Nov. 26, 1965; more than 500 others were wounded. The U.S. estimates of deaths among North Vietnamese regulars ranged from 1,000 to more than 1,700.