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
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U.S.-Russia Young Journalist Exchange Program

On Tuesday, October 4th, in Moscow, the BPC Media Group announced a new, two-year exchange program that will offer 48 young journalists from Russia and the United States the chance to work in newsrooms and build mutual understanding. The program will be operated by the International (more...)

Obama, Clinton Welcome Release of U.S. Hikers from Iran

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said all Americans are celebrating with the families of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal following their release from more than two years of detention in Iran. Bauer and Fattal were met by their families in Oman (more...)

Wozniak Proposes Dedicated Disaster Relief Fund

Sept. 20, 2011 – State Sen. John N. Wozniak announced today that he is drafting legislation to create a Disaster Relief Fund in Pennsylvania using a portion of the Johnstown Flood Tax. “It’s time to recognize that natural disasters are a fact of life in Pennsylvania (more...)

Racing Plane Crashed Near A Grandstand In Reno

Thousands of people every year watch The National Championship Air Races - military and civilian planes race - in Reno Nevada. It was the same in this year. But suddenly the vintage World War II-era P-51 Mustang followed down and crashed near a grandstand. Three people have died (more...)

Fighting Police Corruption: An Interview with Charles Campisi

Chief Charles V. Campisi heads the Internal Affairs Bureau of the New York City Police Department. eJournal USA: Can you tell us about the Internal Affairs Bureau of the New York City Police Department? CHIEF CAMPISI: Our mission is to “Provide for effective corruption control by analyzing allegations and trends and (more...)

Hockey Team Died In Air Crash

The jet burst into flames shortly after leaving an airport near the city of Yaroslavl. Russia's major league ice hockey team Lokomotiv has been on the board. 43 people died. Only two of them survived the disaster with serious injuries. A number of foreign citizens who were on (more...)

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Tuesday’s Children

By Lauren Monsen Staff Writer Reclaiming hope from the embers of tragedy is a daunting task, but a nonprofit group called Tuesday’s Children helps people traumatized by terrorism connect with each other and rebuild their lives. Created to meet the needs of families who lost relatives in the September (more...)

Who Are American Muslims?

The total population of Muslims in the United States is estimated to be between 2 million and 7 million.   Two-thirds (65 percent) of all U.S. Muslims were born outside the United States. They come from at least 68 countries, according to a survey by the Pew (more...)

While You Gamble

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said, some negligent adults go to gamble in Parx Casino and leave children alone in vehicles. The latest incident took place in July. 29-year-old man was arrested and jailed after security officers discovered his 6-year-old daughter unattended in a locked car in the parking lot. 39-years-old  female (more...)

A Week After Norway

On Friday, Norway began to bury the 92 dead, killed by the gun of an anti-Muslim extremist.  Police have recently said that Breivik’s actions don’t have strong parallels to other mass-massacres and that his “views differ from the ideology of most racist and neo-Nazi groups”.  The (more...)

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Troubled Singer More Famous Posthumously

The Band Perry sings a popular song called “If I Die Young”.  One of the more poignant lyrics of the tune is when the lead crooner sings, “Funny when you’re dead how people start listening”. Apparently nothing is more true regarding the recent death of troubled singer (more...)

Protesters Demanding Basic Rights for All Syrians

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Syrians calling for political and economic reforms are doing so on behalf of all Syrians, not as a movement seeking to divide the country along sectarian lines, and they are becoming increasingly organized and adept at spreading their positive and inclusive message to (more...)

The Last Trip Of “Bulgaria”

The Volga, Europe's largest river – up to 19 miles wide in places, is popular with cruise boats at this time of the year. Unfortunately, tragedy took place on the river last week as 113 people died when an overloaded boat “Bulgaria” sank within minutes during a storm on the (more...)

New Peace Corps Volunteers Pledge Service in Ukraine

The Peace Corps remains committed to promoting peace, friendship and intercultural understanding as a new class of American volunteers take their oath of service to the Corps’ Ukraine program. The volunteers will teach English, organize youth health and exercise after-school programs, and renovate libraries and computer (more...)

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