In Alaska, Linguists Preserve Russian Dialect

By ShareAmerica The town of Ninilchik seems unremarkable. Located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula about 185 miles from Anchorage, the sleepy village serves as a pit stop for tourists in need of gas as they head south on the Sterling Highway. But Ninilchik’s
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Death Toll at 27 From Mali Hotel Assault

VOA News Malian army spokesmen say the death toll from Friday's assault on a hotel in the capital stands at 27 people, including two gunmen who carried out the attack. Journalist Katarina Hoije, reporting for VOA from Bamako, says it is not clear if there was a third gunman in the attack (more...)

Road Trip USA

The lure of the open road is a favorite theme in U.S. popular culture. Immortalized in literature, music and film, the so-called Great American Road Trip is a rite of passage for youth seeking adventure and is also a popular vacation choice for families. Traversing the United States (more...)

Record Year for Traveling to U.S.

These tourists visiting Fiesta San Antonio in April 2012 were part of a surge. Travel and tourism to the United States hit a record $168.1 billion in 2012, an increase of more than 9 percent from 2011. “The Obama administration is committed to support these positive trends by (more...)

Cheops Pyramid Closed On A Too-Exciting Date

Not only newlyweds were excited of this particular date 11.11.11: the largest of the Giza pyramids was closed today to prevent possible esoteric ceremonies to be held inside the ancient structure. The one of the world’s Seven Wonders is quite popular with esoteric societies, and Egyptian authorities decided to close the (more...)

Vibrant, Attractive and Competitive Philadelphia

In March 1991, the Center City District (CCD) set out to revive Philadelphia's downtown, which was widely perceived as dirty, dangerous and dull. The goal of this private-sector sponsored business improvement district (BID) was to accomplish nothing less than a re-creation of Center City, to transform (more...)

Fifth Day Of Protests In Egypt

The fifth straight day of protests in Egypt gets going and people around the world watch with great anticipation for what will happen next: — "Thousands have gathered in central Cairo and there have been clashes with security forces, while protests are also reported in Alexandria," the BBC writes. "The army (more...)

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