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Boeing 777 in Asiana Crash Considered a Very Safe Aircraft

Boeing 777 in Asiana Crash Considered a Very Safe Aircraft

The Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash earlier today potentially sullies the record of an aircraft considered to be one of the safest in the world. Reports following the crash have not yet been confirmed, but it is believed that the... 
President Mohammed Morsi Overthrown by Army in Egyptian Coup

President Mohammed Morsi Overthrown by Army in Egyptian Coup

Mohammed Morsi, who was Egypt’s first President to be elected democratically, was overthrown from power yesterday, as a coup took over Cairo and the Egyptian army announced the naming of an interim government. Morsi was informed... 
Study – High School Test Scores Remain The Same as They Were in Early ‘70s

Study – High School Test Scores Remain The Same as They Were in Early ‘70s

Though technology has advanced rapidly over the past four decades, high school seniors in the United States are not much better in reading and mathematics than they were in the early 1970s.  According to education officials, the... 
Animal Parts Smuggling Still Rampant Across the Globe

Animal Parts Smuggling Still Rampant Across the Globe

The smuggling of rare and endangered animals for anything from collecting to food delicacies is not a new story.  The past several decades have seen a slow and even occasionally effective crackdown on live smuggling.  Unfortunately,... 
Lawsuits and Controversy Result from Order to Release Phone Data

Lawsuits and Controversy Result from Order to Release Phone Data

Within the past week, US citizens have been shocked by information that apparently supports some previously dismissed conspiracy theorists’ views that claim our government is not to be trusted when it comes to our private phone conversations. ... 
Equipment Operator Faces Manslaughter Charges After Building Collapse

Equipment Operator Faces Manslaughter Charges After Building Collapse

Sean Benschop turned himself in to Philadelphia police Saturday to face manslaughter charges in the deaths of six people after a four-story building he was helping demolish collapsed Wednesday on a Salvation Army thrift store next... 
Deadly New Virus Reaches Europe

Deadly New Virus Reaches Europe

A dangerous new respiratory disease known as Middle East Virus, or MERS-CoV, has spread from the Middle East to Europe.  Cases have now been reported in Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Tunisia, Britain, Germany, and Italy. This... 
Bus in China Explodes

Bus in China Explodes

42 people are left dead and 33 are injured after a commuter bus ignited atop a raised road designated for public transit vehicles in China Friday evening, according to state media. The fire broke out in Xiamen – an affluent port... 
Tropical Storm Andrea First Named Storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season

Tropical Storm Andrea First Named Storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season

Severe weather across the nation’s midsection and flooding along the Mississippi river have dominated weather news across the United States this week.  However, things are about to change as the Atlantic hurricane season is... 
Flooding in Central Europe Force Thousands to Evacuate

Flooding in Central Europe Force Thousands to Evacuate

Dramatic scenes of rescue unfolded over parts of Bavaria in southern Germany on Wednesday as levees along the famed Danube and lesser-known Isar rivers broke, sending millions of gallons of water coursing through villages.  Residents... 
Florida Braces as Andrea Moves In

Florida Braces as Andrea Moves In

The first major storm of the Atlantic hurricane season strengthened gradually Thursday as it moved closer to making landfall on Florida’s west coast. Though the storm is not expected to develop into a full-fledged hurricane, many... 
Syrian Troops Take Back Qusair

Syrian Troops Take Back Qusair

A day after Syrian troops took back the strategically important town of Qusair, a UN-monitored crossing in the Golan Heights is now back under Syrian control. Rebels had seized the crossing in a barrage of explosions and heavy shelling,... 
Unrest in Turkey over Gezi Park

Unrest in Turkey over Gezi Park

In spite of ongoing country-wide protests, the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the redevelopment of Gezi Park in Istanbul will go ahead as planned. Cutting short his current North African tour, Mr. Erdogan... 
Prince William and Kate Announce Pregnancy

Prince William and Kate Announce Pregnancy

Kate Middleton is pregnant. St.JamesPalace issued the announcement today when the duchess was admitted to KingEdwardVIIHospital in central London with hyperemesis gravidarum, an acute morning sickness which requires supplementary hydration... 
American Explorers Find Sunken German Submarine off U.S. Coast

American Explorers Find Sunken German Submarine off U.S. Coast

In the third such announcement this month, maritime searchers believe they have found a sunken relic of the German WWII war machine. This time it was off the Atlantic coast of the United States. According to the AP report, the vessel...