Beijing Moscow Train – Travelling to Moscow from Beijing in China will hopefully become easier. A proposed plan involving a high-speed bullet train is already in the works. How big and how fast would the bullet train be?
Russian Ship In Cuba – The arrival of a certain spy ship from Russia at the Havana port in Cuba has raised eyebrows. For one, its arrival comes at such a good time given US-Cuba talks are set to begin in the evening. What led Russia to send out one of its spy ships to Cuba?
Frilled Shark Captured – The rare frilled shark, which has 300 razor sharp teeth, and whose species dates back to 80 million years, was caught in a fishing trawler by a group of fishermen off Australia's coast, according to Discovery. Also known as the “living fossil”, the frilled shark captured was caught last month near Lakes Entrance in Victoria, Australia.
North Carolina Lost Colony – A few years ago, researchers discovered a clue leading back to a North Carolina lost colony’s origins, a centuries-old map. The missing men, women and children of North Carolina's "Lost Colony" disappeared from Roanoke Island in the 16th century.
I 75 shut down after an overpass suddenly completely collapsed during demolition work. The man driving the tractor trailer was injured, while one of the workers at the site was killed.
Boston hospital shooting incident left one of its prominent cardiac surgeons dead after sustaining a gunshot wound. He was shot by one of the patients, who, in turn, later turned the gun on himself.
Annapolis Mansion Fire – A fire destroyed a waterfront mansion in Anne Arundel County Monday and police are still continuing to look for six family members that went missing following the Annapolis mansion fire. Six family members are now “unaccounted for.” However, fire officials said they were last seen inside the home.
Police Radars Inside Homes – Be careful what you do inside your homes because the government could be watching your every move. This isn’t quite surprising given there had already been reports that the government has been listening to phone calls to filter out calls that could be related to terrorist activities. Yet, is the latest police radar a complete violation of privacy?
Muslim Beard Ban Ruling – The religious right of Muslims allows them to grow a half inch beard. However, this right was prohibited by the policy in an Arkansas prison. One inmate had to shave his beard as the policy claims he could conceal contraband within the half inch beard.
Boston Bomber Injured Throat – Two years after the Boston Marathon bombing, the trial officially starts today. There was much delay to the said proceedings due to the only living suspect’s “botched” suicide attempt. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had shot himself in the throat that led to an injured larynx.
Italy denies paying ransom to free two young aid workers who were held captive for five months in Syria. According to Italy’s foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, “We are against paying ransom.”
Kentucky teens crime spree made the headlines early Sunday morning. These teenage sweethearts were found grabbing some shut-eye inside a stolen pickup truck in Florida.
President Obama wants paid family leave to happen.
Duke Chapel Call To Prayer – Muslim students enrolled at the Duke University are set to start a weekly call to prayer. This is the latest according to the announcements made by school officials. Call to prayers will begin on Friday. Will such actions restore the peace between non-Muslims and Muslims in and out of Duke University?
Whether a student or avid traveler, staying with a host family can be an amazing experience with first hand exposure to the culture, language, and food. But, of course there are fears and worries about staying with a family you have never meet, and the host family has them too about letting a stranger into their home. You want this time that you are staying with them to be enjoyable, full of intercultural learning and exchanges.
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North Korea US talks may or may not happen following the former nation’s renewed bid to sway Washington’s decision after it rejected Pyongyang’s proposal to suspend nuclear tests under the condition that yearly American military drills with South Korea were put off. According to An Myong Hun, if the proposal is accepted, “many things will be possible this year on the Korean peninsula.”
Passenger Delta flies to New York with only one other person. Today, flights are almost always packed that finding an empty middle seat has become somewhat of a rare luxury.
San Francisco Shooting – Four men were murdered in the upscale Hayes Valley neighborhood Friday night, according to authorities. The victims of the San Francisco shooting who were reportedly shot to death were found shot inside a black 2005 Honda parked near the corner of Page and Laguna streets.
United States issues worldwide travel alert following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Sydney. This alert comes after the announcement that French police have once again managed to track down and kill three of the hostage takers involved in the attack on Charlie Hebdo.
Interstate 94 Pileup – After the deadly pileup involving more than 100 cars in the Interstate 94 at Michigan, all lanes have now reopened. The lanes have reopened on Sunday, which was two days after the pileup that claimed one life while leaving more than a dozen injured.
US Government Alcohol Poisoning – According to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning each year in the United States, meaning there it can kill an average of six people daily.
Girl Thrown From Westgate Bridge – In 2009, a four year old girl was thrown from the Westgate Bridge by none other than her father. Six years after the tragic incident, it appears the same fate had occurred to a five year old girl who was thrown from the Florida Bridge. What led to both fathers decision to throw away such precious lives?
North Texas Dallas Nine Earthquakes – Nine earthquakes which ranged from magnitudes 1.6 to 3.6 rattled North Texas in less than 24 hours. The North Texas Dallas nine earthquakes late Tuesday and early Wednesday had experts turning to seismic data to help determine the reason for the cluster of quakes, with fracking suspected as one of them.
Ukraine Bus Crash – Twelve servicemen were killed in a bus crash in eastern Ukraine while 20 were left injured. Reports claim that the bad weather in the area was to blame for the crash involving a military truck and a bus. The incident happened late Monday in the area were pro-Russian separatists are battling with the army.