Take a behind-the-scenes look into the Howard High School softball program, usually one of the top teams in the county. Head coach Chuck Rice and several players give insight into this year’s team as they practice for and face rival Mt. Hebron – who ended their 2013 playoff run – in a rainy, scrappy battle for first place on April 25.
Afghanistan landslide aftermath, table tennis championships in Tokyo, Ukraine unrest and more.
The last week in April is typically when the tulip beds at Sherwood Gardens are in full bloom. With heavy rain mid-week, prime viewing may have been made shorter.
The public retreat, a tract once owned by A. S. Abell, founder of The Baltimore Sun, was the creation of John Sherwood in the 1920s.
His work continues through Stratford Green, which plants 80,000 tulip bulbs per year and maintains the six-acre garden. On the morning of May 24, people can participate in the Tulip Dig and purchase this year’s bulbs. The proceeds benefit the historic gardens.
Men with paddles swat at balls in Tokyo, civic engagement can now lead to forced confinement of uninvolved bystanders in America, and an Afghan province mourns coal miners killed in a collapse. Those are among the stories told by today’s daily photo brief.
See aerial photos of the landslide scene after part of 26th Street in Charles Village collapsed onto a CSX railroad track Wednesday following heavy rains. About 20 Charles Village residents face up to 40 days away from their homes while city engineers assess the stability of the area. These photos were taken Thursday by Baltimore photography duo Belinda and Terry Kilby of Elevated Element.
Zoltan Veres of Hungary performs with his MXS airplane during an air show in Budapest, US Secretary of State John Kerry takes a “selfie” with a cameraphone as he greets nurses and workers during a visit to the Gandhi Memorial Hospital and more.
The worst floods in decades deluged roads and engulfed homes and cars in Florida’s Panhandle and coastal Alabama on Wednesday, the latest mayhem created by a tornado-packing storm system that has killed at least 34 people this week. Photos and text by Reuters.