Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

Following are foreign policy excerpts from President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address. The full transcript of the speech is available on the White House website. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are
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Moldovans Preserving 9,000-Year-Old House with U.S. Help

Although improving transportation in Moldova is a high priority for the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), preserving the country's cultural sites is just as important. When MCC-funded contractors in Moldova recently uncovered the remnants of an ancient house while rehabilitating a road, they halted work and brought (more...)

NASA Tracks Record-Sized Rock Zooming By Earth

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer An asteroid about the length of an Olympic pool is going to zip past Earth February 15. Amateur astronomers in Eastern Europe, Asia and Australia will be able to see the flyby with a moderately powered telescope. The Near-Earth Object Program at NASA announced the flyby February 7, (more...)

Obama, Biden Begin Their Second Terms

By Merle Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer In a public ceremony attended by nearly 1 million supported and watched by millions more on television, President Obama challenged Americans to work together to uphold the promise of democracy and meet the challenges of the 21st century. Obama presented a sweeping vision of (more...)

Snow Leopard Conservation Plays Part in Asia Development Project

Snow leopard conservation will play a key role in a unique four-year water security and sustainable development project across Asia being launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The Conservation and Adaptation in Asia’s High Mountain Landscapes and Communities (more...)

Foreign Visitors to U.S. Expected to Increase over Next 5 Years

The United States can expect 3.6 percent to 4.3 percent average annual growth in foreign visitors over the next five years, the U.S. Department of Commercesays. This year, more than 66 million international travelers are projected to visit the United States, the department said, an increase of 6 (more...)

“Montana Skies” Comes to Philadelphia

Their name, Montana Skies, is a metaphor for musical freedom, and they continue to follow their creative instincts far beyond traditional boundaries. In concert, these award winning musicians delve into music from Pink Floyd and Rush to Vivaldi, and House of the Rising Sun, (more...)