The pink cherry blossoms that explode into bloom every spring in Washington, D.C., are famous around the country, flowering due to a courtesy gift from Japan more than a century ago. But one of the first attempts to send the flowers over to the capital didn't go so well. Full story
It's been a dull spring for cherry blossom watchers so far. Blossoms in Philadelphia did not open until early April. Usually, the flowers appear anywhere from mid- to late March. Festivals in New York and Washington are experiencing a similar delay due to the ongoing cold and wet spring. Full story
"I didn't have him long enough. So I have to live with that," said Ken Cherry, father of Kenny “Clutch” Cherry, an aspiring rapper who was killed when his car was shot on the Las Vegas Strip, sending his car into several others, killing both Cherry and two others. NBC’s Diana Alvear reports.
People enjoy the sunny spring weather under blooming cherry trees in Kungstradgarden park in central Stockholm, May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jessica Gow/Scanpix Sweden (SWEDEN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL S
A man runs through an avenue of cherry trees coming into blossom in Greenwich Park in London April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: CITYSCAPE ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
Visitors walk their dogs through an avenue of cherry trees coming into blossom in Greenwich Park in London April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: CITYSCAPE ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
A woman stands under blooming cherry blossoms during the annual Sakura Matsuri Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in New York, April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)