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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A New Breed of Outdoor Movie Has Been Popping up Across The Nation

VOA More than half a century ago, there were 4000 drive-in movie theaters in the United States, and watching a movie from your car was a popular way to spend an evening. But with the number of drive-ins reduced to just a few hundred, a (more...)

Cape Ray Conducts Final Sea Trials for Syria Mission

By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service This article was originally published on the Defense Department website on January 13. Washington — The U.S. Military Sealift Command container ship MV Cape Ray left Portsmouth, Virginia, on January 10 to conduct its final sea trials in preparation for its mission to (more...)

American Memories, American Resilience

An American flag flies from the nearly complete Freedom Tower, rising in lower Manhattan next to where the World Trade Center towers were destroyed on September 11, 2001. In a series of solemn ceremonies in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania each September 11, Americans come together to remember, (more...)

Georgian Student Finds Second Home in United States

Natia Jikia, a graduate exchange student from Georgia, describes her visit to the Grand Canyon as “truly phenomenal.” The canyon “made a huge impression on me. It was everything I expected and much more.” However, when she reflects on what she will remember most about her time (more...)

The Winter Storm Is Arriving In Pennsylvania

According to Fox News, "rain, strong wind gusts of up to 60 miles-per-hour and snow are all expected to be part of a storm set to arrive in our area overnight. Winter storm watches go in effect Wednesday afternoon for several counties, while a winter storm warning (more...)

American Voters Re-Elect President Obama

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer After a closely divided American electorate gave him a second four-year term, President Obama called for unity and appealed to a shared hope for the country’s future. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney telephoned the president November 7 to concede defeat. After accepting the call, Obama (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...)

Hurricane Sandy: States of Emergency In Pennsylvania

According to the media, Hurricane Sandy has killed nearly 60 people across the Caribbean and now is moving to the East Coast of US. States of emergency have been declared in Maryland, New York,Virginia, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. During a press conference on Hurricane Sandy on Friday mayor Michael Nutter asked everyone (more...)

Shooting In Virginia Tech University

22-year-old Ross Truett Ashley, a part-time student at Radford University in Radford, Va. shot dead a campus police officer at Virginia Tech on Thursday before killing himself, officials said. According to press, " Ashley had entered a real estate office in Radford on Wednesday and demanded (more...)

Army Captain Killed 4 Found Dead in PA

Police have found a dead body of an Army Captain Leonard Egland, 37, in Bucks County. The man is suspected in murdering 4 people. Egland recently returned to Fort Lee, VA, after 20 years of combat duty in Afghanistan, and possibly Iraq. Armed with rifle and hand gun he killed in (more...)

Earthquake Shook Philadelphia

Earthquake Shook Philadelphia

At 1:51 p.m. EDM a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia close to Richmond (39 miles), about 83 miles away from Washington. Pentagon and Capitol were evacuated. Shaking went through the whole East Coast, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, and Boston. In these cities people were evacuated from tall buildings and skyscrapers. The (more...)

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