Airbus Made An Emergency Landing, Because Of The Captain

JetBluet Airbus A320 took off from New York en route to Las Vegas with 141 passengers and crew, but has made an emergency landing after the captain Clayton Osbon was restrained because of "erratic behavior". According to the media, he
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After 75 Years, Amelia Earhart’s Plane May Soon Be Found

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Will the world soon know for certain what happened to famed 1930s American aviator and women’s rights pioneer Amelia Earhart? A nonprofit foundation specializing in aviation archaeology and historic preservation believes it knows where to find the wreckage of the plane in which she (more...)

President Obama on Trafficking in Persons

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 15, 2012 Statement by the President on the Meeting of the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Nearly one hundred and fifty years ago, in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln reaffirmed the commitment of the United States (more...)

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...)

Hattie Caraway: First Woman Elected to U.S. Senate

In the first half of the 20th century, American women made breakthroughs in fields outside their traditional roles as wives and mothers. One was Hattie Caraway (1878–1950), the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. Her husband, Thaddeus, had been a senator from Arkansas for 11 years, (more...)

Free Text Messages for Healthier Mothers and Babies

Russian women now have access to free health advice delivered as cell phone text messages, thanks to a new initiative announced at Russia's Kulakov Center in Moscow.  Text4baby Russia, called "SMSmame"  (MOM-yeh) in Russian, hopes to reach 100,000 pregnant women and new mothers with critical information about (more...)

Meritorious Unit Citation Ceremony In Philadelphia

Old Historic Fort Mifflin – A National Guard Engineer Company, from Philadelphia , will be awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation during a 1:00pm March 11 2012 ceremony at Old Historic Fort Mifflin. Charlie Company, 103rd Engineer Battalion is being presented this award in recognition of their soldiers’ actions (more...)

Before Occupy Movement, the Poor People’s Campaign

By Mark Trainer Staff Writer Since protesters began Occupy Wall Street in New York’s Zuccotti Park in September 2011, the Occupy movement has spread across the United States, inflaming passions among both supporters and critics. However Americans feel about Occupy, the loosely knit organization has succeeded in highlighting (more...)

Valentine’s Day in the US

By Mary-Katherine Ream Staff Writer A current of excited energy collects in the air as hands clutching bouquets of red roses and pink greeting cards rush by. It’s February 14th, Valentine’s Day in the United States, a day devoted to love. Americans celebrate the holiday in a variety of ways, though (more...)

Welfare Drug Testing: Is It Necessary Or Not?

The drug testing for welfare recipients program was signed into law last year and has begun as a pilot program in Schuylkill County . It could pave the way for a statewide program this summer in Pennsylvania, if it proves cost effective. The cost-benefit aspect is one Pennsylvania (more...)

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

United States Mission to the OSCE. Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Centennial Marking the Birth of Raoul Wallenberg. As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna. " The United States commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day which occurs on January 27.  The date marks the anniversary (more...)

The Change In Immigration Family Rule

The Obama administration announced about the change in federal immigration law that "will concede some bootleg immigrants to wait in the United States, not in their home countries, as they find a trail to authorized residency". So families will can stay together in the US while individual members wait (more...)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Time to Serve Others

By Jane Morse Staff Writer The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., who is remembered in the United States on the third Monday of January each year, is perhaps best known as America’s chief spokesman for nonviolent activism as a result of his leadership role in the U.S. civil rights (more...)

“Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” In Effect Until Jan 1

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood kicked off a nationwide crackdown on drunk driving coinciding with the 2011 winter holiday season,said that the Department of Transportation. "Safety is our focus year round at DOT. But this holiday season, we're stepping up our efforts to get drunk drivesr off our roads and reminding (more...)

New Year’s Day: A Time for Fresh Beginnings

By Jane Morse Staff Writer New Year’s Day in the United States is a time for fresh beginnings, hope for a better future and resolutions to change one’s behavior for the better. Observed January 1, New Year celebrations actually begin the night of December 31 with parties, concerts, fireworks and (more...)

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