Tuesday Nov. 18: Our World In Pictures
HAITI — Man Rests Before Entering Bull Fight: In this Nov. 9 photo, a man sits on the rope holding his bull by the neck as he waits to enter it in a bull fight in Leogane, Haiti. The obscure Haitian practice of fighting bulls is brutal like a cock or dog fight, but on a larger scale. A casual pastime for some rural men, it is serious business for others looking to pay their children’s school fees or even buy a car.
SPRINGVILLE — Upstate New York Gets Hit with Wintery Mix: Lynette Johnson moves snow in front of her Mill Street home in Springville, N.Y., on Monday. Upstate New York is getting hit with a wintry mix of weather as the work week begins, with a foot of snow possible in some parts of the Adirondacks and lake-effect snow belts. About an inch of snow has fallen in areas north of Albany early Monday morning, while places closer to the city are getting a mix of sleet and rain.
CHICAGO — Plane Hits Home: Occupants OK, Pilot Killed — Police and fire officials walk near a small twin-engine cargo plane that crashed into a home on Chicago’s southwest side early on Tuesday. The Aero Commander 500 that had taken off from Midway International Airport slammed into the front of the home and plunged into the basement. Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says two occupants of the home were unhurt. The pilot was killed in the crash.
SEATTLE — Bicyclist Rides Along Bay; Seaports Experiencing Problems Getting Products to Market: A bicyclist rides in view of a loaded container ship anchored in Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle on Monday. Spreading labor strife at major West Coast seaports is exacerbating importers’ problems getting products to market, threatening the on-time delivery of some holiday goods. The association representing companies that ship cargo in and out of 29 West Coast ports and manage containers once onshore is accusing the dockworkers union of deliberately slowing work to gain bargaining leverage. Their contract expired in July.
ALASKA — Man Holds Triplet Polar Bears: This handout photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, taken in 2005 shows Steve Amstrup holding triplet polar bear cubs in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. A new U.S.-Canada study says a key polar bear population fell nearly in half in the past decade, with scientists seeing a dramatic increase in young cubs dying. Researchers chiefly blame shrinking sea ice from global warming. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and Environment Canada tagged and released polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea from 2001 to 2010. The bear population shrank to about 900 in 2010, down from about 1600 in 2004.
FERGUSON — Photo of Michael Brown Rests on Memorial: A high school graduation photo of Michael Brown rests on top of a snow-covered memorial on Monday more than three months after the black teen was shot and killed nearby by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. The shooting sparked weeks of violent protests and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declaring a state of emergency today as a grand jury deliberates on whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death.
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