Trump, Macron Celebrate Their Countries’ Close Ties

By ShareAmerica As French President Emmanuel Macron arrived April 23 as the first guest of President Trump for an official state visit, the two countries’ centuries-old friendship was on display. Born in democratic revolutions, France and the United States have built an
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Wells Fargo to Pay $1B to Settle Customer Abuse Charges

VOA American banking giant Wells Fargo has agreed to pay federal regulators $1 billion to settle charges that it failed to identify and avert problems related to its mortgage and auto lending operations. The bank has admitted it sold unwanted or unnecessary automobile insurance to hundreds of thousands of its auto loan (more...)

Americans Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

By ShareAmerica Americans this month are observing Holocaust Remembrance Day — or Yom HaShoah in Hebrew — in honor of the victims of the Nazi era and to commit themselves to help prevent future genocides. In Washington, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on April 10 was surrounded by portraits of Holocaust survivors, (more...)

Trump’s China Tariffs Explained

By ShareAmerica Under President Trump’s leadership, the United States is committed to rebalancing the U.S.-China trade relationship to achieve more fair and reciprocal trade. On March 22, President Trump directed his administration to take actions to address China’s forced technology transfers, discriminatory licensing restrictions, state-directed acquisition of U.S. sensitive technology, and (more...)

Easter Traditions in America

By Mary Jane Maxwell This year on April 1, many American Christians will celebrate Easter — the oldest and most important holy day of the Christian calendar. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe Jesus was raised from the dead three days after his crucifixion some 2,000 years ago. Many Christians (more...)

Shooting at YouTube HQ in California Wounds at Least 3, Female Suspect Dead

A woman opened fire at YouTube's headquarters near San Francisco on Tuesday, sending employees scrambling into the street and at least three victims to local hospitals before taking her own life, police said. Police did not release any further information on the suspect or speculate on her motives for the (more...)

Celebrating Passover in America

By Mary Jane Maxwell Jewish households and synagogues across the United States are preparing for Passover, one of the most sacred and widely celebrated holidays in the Hebrew calendar. The name of Passover comes from the traditional story that God “passed over” enslaved Jews in Egypt and saved them from a plague, (more...)

Russian Shopping Mall Fire Kills 64; No Alarms Reported

With the fire alarms silent and staff reportedly nowhere to be seen, a fire at a shopping mall packed with children and their parents on the first weekend of the school recess killed 64 people in eastern Russia. The fire at the Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, a (more...)

To Make Philadelphia a No-Kill City

CCT Philly, PAWS & Pennsylvania SPCA create Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition, invite organizations to join effort to attain 100% safe placement of healthy and treatable pets in city of Brotherly Love
 In a united effort to make Philadelphia the state’s first no-kill city, and following in the footsteps of major metropolitan cities
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Britain, US Probing Use of Facebook Data by British Voter Profiling Company

VOA Ken Bredemeier Social media giant Facebook faced new investigations Tuesday in both Britain and the United States about the vast troves of information compiled by the company about their users and how that data has been deployed to influence elections by Cambridge Analytica, a British voter profiling business. British information commissioner Elizabeth (more...)

Maryland School Shooting Leaves Shooter Dead, 2 Other Students Wounded

VOA A student with a gun opened fire in a high school hallway in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland on Tuesday, wounding two classmates, before being killed during a confrontation with a school resource officer. The latest U.S. school shooting unfolded as classes were starting at Great Mills High School in (more...)

March Madness Explained

By Mark Trainer If you come to study in the U.S., you’ll find that this is the time of year when many college students — and Americans from all walks of life — become obsessed with March Madness, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (more...)

Mayor Announces Three Upcoming Complete Street Projects

Mayor Kenney and Deputy Managing Director Michael Carroll applaud the approval by City Council of three Complete Streets projects that will increase safety for pedestrians, drivers, and bicyclists. The Race Street Safety Project at Franklin Square, the Torresdale Avenue Pennypack Connector Project, and Island and (more...)

State, Federal Investigators Take Over Florida Bridge Collapse Probe

The death toll stood at six Friday in the collapse the day before of a pedestrian bridge under construction on the campus of Florida International University. The number was expected to climb as searchers dug through rubble, where several cars remained buried. Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Maurice Kemp said the primary (more...)

This Coffee is Certified ‘Female’

By Emily Louise Bowman First, Americans just drank plain old coffee. Then they got a taste for strong, espresso-based drinks at Starbucks and other cafes and began buying premium beans to brew at home. Alyza Bohbot, owner of City Girl Coffee, (more...)

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