Nearly 2 Million Homes, Businesses Still Without Power After East Coast Storm

VOA Nearly 2 million households and businesses remained without power Saturday on the U.S. East Coast after a heavy storm system brought rain, snow and hurricane-force winds to states from Maine, where the governor declared a state of emergency, all the
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Blizzard Takes Aim at Northeastern US, Flights Canceled

VOA A fast-moving winter storm was expected to hit the northeastern United States, forecasters warned on Monday, prompting airlines to cancel thousands of flights and some mayors to order schools to close on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, with (more...)

U.S. Prepares for Insect Invasion 17 Years in the Making

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer They have been living at least 20 centimeters underground for the past 17 years. This spring billions of cicadas known as Magicicada septendecim will emerge to invade parts of the U.S. East Coast, filling the skies and trees and making a lot of noise. There (more...)

Obama at Sandy Hook Interfaith Prayer Vigil


To all the families, first responders, to the community of Newtown, clergy, guests -- Scripture tells us: “…do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away…inwardly we are being renewed day by day. (more...)

President Obama Speaks on the Shooting in Connecticut

President Obama made a statement from the Briefing Room on the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years.  And each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else (more...)

Shooting In Connecticut Elementary School: 27 Killed

Terrible day is Friday 14 2012: more than twenty-seven people were killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, a small town 130 kilometers northeast of New York City, in Connecticut.  According to the media, " a gunman clad in black military gear opened fire inside his mother's kindergarten (more...)

U.S. Response to Natural Disasters Taps Broad Range of Assets

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer When disaster strikes the nation, all elements of the U.S. government work together to save and sustain lives and restore livelihoods. Superstorm Sandy is no exception. At the direction of President Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), working closely with state and local governments, (more...)

P.T. Barnum and the Greatest Show on Earth

He’s been called the “Shakespeare of Advertising” and the “Prince of Humbugs.” And, whether you consider P.T. Barnum an entertainer or a businessman, a professional or a scam artist, he still remains one of Connecticut’s most renowned residents. Born to an innkeeper in Bethel, Connecticut, Phineas Taylor Barnum (more...)

Snowstorm Hits US East Coast

October snowstorm hinted the Northeast of US on Sunday, cutting power to more than two million homes and killing at least three people. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts declared weather emergencies. Snow fell across most of Pennsylvania well into Massachusetts after blanketing parts of (more...)