Everyone Is Irish on March 17

By Stephen Kaufman St. Patrick’s Day, the feast day for Ireland’s patron saint, has come to embrace all ethnicities, not just the Irish. Some of the most popular traditions, now celebrated in countries around the world, got their start in the
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Boston, Massachusetts: America’s City of Firsts

Known for its key role in the American Revolution and its excellent educational institutions, Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the political, commercial and financial center of New England. With a population of 4.6 million, Greater Boston is the 10th-largest U.S. metropolitan area. Explore historic neighborhoods (more...)

Some Estimated Travel Times In US

This article appears in the May 2010 issue of eJournal USA, See You in the USA. Estimated in-air flight time New York-Boston: 1 hour, 5 minutes Estimated driving time New York-Boston: 3 hours, 56 minutes Estimated in-air flight time New York-Washington: 1 hour Estimated driving time New York-Washington: 4 hours, 3 minutes Estimated in-air (more...)

Obama’s Call with Russian President Putin

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin President Obama spoke by phone today with President Putin of Russia to convey his condolences on the tragic hospital fire outside of Moscow that killed dozens last week, and to reiterate his appreciation for the close cooperation that the United (more...)

President Obama’s Call with Russian President Putin

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin President Obama spoke by phone tonight with President Putin of Russia. President Putin expressed his condolences on behalf of the Russian people for the tragic loss of life in Boston. President Obama thanked President Putin for those sentiments, and praised (more...)

Boston’s Nightmare Is Over, But Questions Need to Be Answered

In his message FBI Director Robert S. Mueller said: "During this long week, we have seen an extraordinary effort by law enforcement, intelligence, and public safety agencies. These collaborative efforts, with the help and cooperation of the public, resulted in the (more...)

Obama’s Remarks to Press on Bombing at Boston Marathon

April 16, 2013 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room I've just been briefed by my national security team, including FBI Director Mueller, Attorney General Holder, Secretary Napolitano, and my Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, on the attacks in Boston. We continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate (more...)

Boston Marathon: Help To Find Terrorists!

New details are emerging in the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon: three killed and at least 176 injured. " Eight-year-old, Martin Richard, who was waiting for his father to finish the race is among those dead. The boy's 6-year-old sister lost a leg in the (more...)

Boston Marathon Explosions – Three Dead, 130 Injured

The deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed at least three and injured more than 130 is believed to be an act of terrorism, senior White House officials told Fox News. People are dead and injured after two bombs went of to the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street (more...)

Noelle Was Born On 12-12-12 At 12:12 pm

According to FOX News, Noelle Joy Klinker was born at 12:12 p.m. on 12-12-12 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after her mother Colleen was in labor for about 12 hours. A 21.5-inch-long infant weighs 9 pounds and one ounce. "Proud papa, a 31-year-old Coast Guard lieutenant and public affairs officer (more...)

Kazakh Film Festival Gets Warm Reception from U.S. Audiences

By Lauren Monsen Staff Writer

Kazakhstan, a country of nomads for millennia, has a vibrant film culture that has come a long way since its Soviet-era beginnings. U.S. audiences recently had a chance to see this for themselves, thanks to a November 14–20 film festival presented at different

Casting Estonian Nets In Boston Harbor

The annual Boston Seafood Show will feature a little Baltic flavoring this year. The Estonian Fishery Association is attending the show this year in the hopes of increasing U.S. interest in the country’s national fish, the Baltic herring and sprats, which are not well-known in the states. The (more...)

Promoting Mutual Understanding, One Person at a Time

Novosibirsk student Nikita Korolko is heading from one world-class scientific community to another; leaving the research university at Akademgorodok to pursue a PhD at Harvard University in Boston. “From my perspective studying abroad is a great experience for young people. You can improve your intellectual abilities (more...)

Remembering the Voyages of Columbus

By Louise Fenner Staff Writer Columbus Day is the U.S. federal holiday commemorating explorer Christopher Columbus’ landing in the New World on October 12, 1492. It also celebrates the cultural heritage of Italian Americans, since many scholars believe Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy. Columbus Day has been an annual (more...)

Earthquake Shook Philadelphia

Earthquake Shook Philadelphia

At 1:51 p.m. EDM a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia close to Richmond (39 miles), about 83 miles away from Washington. Pentagon and Capitol were evacuated. Shaking went through the whole East Coast, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, and Boston. In these cities people were evacuated from tall buildings and skyscrapers. The (more...)