U.S. News

Dec 182016
 
Inventor Of Heimlich Maneuver Died

Dr. Henry Heimlich, the American thoracic surgeon who invented the Heimlich maneuver (named after him) passed away at 96. Few people realize that at the time Dr. Heimlich invented his famous maneuver that saves people from chocking, chocking was a common cause of death. Since the introduction of Dr. Heimlich’ technique in 1974 an estimated […]

Dec 092016
 
American Astronaut John Glenn Died At 95

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 (one year after the Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human being to travel into space) has died. This is an excerpt from the NASA Website: “Glenn, who served four terms as a U.S. senator from Ohio, was one of NASA’s original seven Mercury […]

Dec 082016
 
Time’s 2016 Person Of The Year

According to Wikipedia: “Person of the Year (called Man of the Year until 1999) is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that “for better or for worse…has done the most to influence the events of the year”. And […]

Dec 072016
 
Honoring 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2016 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Seventy-five years ago, Japanese fighter planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, destroying much of our Pacific Fleet and killing more than 2,400 Americans. The following day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called on the Congress […]

Dec 022016
 
A Promise Kept 800 Carrier Jobs Saved

True to the promise Mr. Trump, as a Presidential Candidate, has made, President Elect Trump succeeded at saving 800 (according to some sources: 1,100) American jobs at Carrier furnace factory in Indiana. Without a question, saving well-paying American jobs is a praise-worthy achievement and so is fulfilling a promise. The workers whose jobs were saved […]

Nov 192016
 
President Elect Selects His Cabinet

Even though the process has just begun, President Elect Trump’s choices are raising eyebrows and concerns. According to reports so far the following individuals are being either appointed or nominated for the following offices: Chief of Staff: Reince Priebus National Security Adviser: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn Attorney General: Jeff Sessions CIA Director: Mike […]

Nov 102016
 
Anti-Trump Protests Across The Country

From the East to the West Coast Americans took to the streets to protest the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election. Hashtags #NotMyPresident and #HeIsNotMyPresident took over Twitter. Anti-Trump rallies were held in most States including California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, Virginia, Oregon and in front of the White House. […]

Nov 092016
 
Weekend Before 2016 Election News

The FBI announces: emails on Anthony Wiener’s laptop are copies of the originals already investigated and cleared. Hillary Clinton “email scandal” is no scandal. Nevertheless, a shadow of suspicion over the old materials was cast on Hillary Clinton and forced voters to wonder while Donald Trump enjoyed a 9 days advantage during the most critical […]

Nov 092016
 
Congratulations President Elect

The presidential race was fierce; the presidential debates outright vicious. In the end, it all came down to the popular – and electoral – vote. The people have spoken. In a very tight race, Donald Trump nearly won the popular vote and decisively won the electoral vote. Donald Trump, New York real estate mogul and […]

Nov 062016
 
Producers Of 2017 OSCARS Announced

MICHAEL DE LUCA AND JENNIFER TODD TO PRODUCE THE 89TH OSCARS®   Three-time Oscar®-nominated producer Michael De Luca and Emmy®-nominated producer Jennifer Todd will produce the 89th Oscars® telecast, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced. It will be their first involvement with the Academy Awards®, which will air live on the ABC Television Network, and […]

Oct 202016
 
The Last Presidential Debate Of 2016

For the third and last time before the Presidential Election, the two presidential candidates took on issues and one another at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. (The debate was moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News.) This time, both presidential candidates appeared composed. The tone of the debate itself was significantly more civil […]

Oct 162016
 
Embattled CEO Of Wells Fargo Retires

John Stumpf, the CEO and Chairman of Wells Fargo Bank retired. Yeah, right. The aggressive pursuit of consumer rights by Mike Feuer, L.A. City Attorney, that resulted in a settlement with Wells Fargo, reverberated nationwide and spurred many of the changes we’re seeing today. Read more about Mike Feuer’s success with Wells Fargo. Consumers nationwide […]

Oct 102016
 
Behind Her

How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump measured up to American expectations during the Second Presidential Debate 2016 The much awaited Second Presidential Debate (10/09/16) at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri moderated by Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz is behind us. To begin with, the presidential candidates didn’t shake hands which didn’t bid well for […]

Oct 072016
 
Hurricane Matthew Is The Worst Still To Come?

UPDATE: Hurricane Matthew ravaged Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina. At least 40 in the United States have died because of the hurricane. The estimated damage – most notably in the Carolinas – is 10 billion dollars. Much of Matthew-related costs will be shouldered by the residents: some homeowners were uninsured and of those insured, […]

Oct 062016
 
Presidential Proclamation On National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2016

Presidential Proclamation On National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2016 NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, 2016 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   The physical and emotional scars of domestic violence can cast a long shadow. Too many individuals, regardless of age, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, circumstance, or race, […]

Oct 042016
 
2016 VP Debate

On October 4th Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence faced off in a Vice Presidential Debate at the Longwood University in Farmville, VA. Each was supposed to answer the moderator’s (CBS’ Elaine Quijano) questions intended to provide viewers with insight into each Vice Presidential Candidate’s political views and personal convictions. I don’t know if […]

Sep 292016
 
Commuter Train Crash In Hoboken NJ

On Thursday (09/29/16) during morning rush hours, a commuter train crashed on the Hoboken NJ train station. Train no. 1614 on route from Spring Valley entered the Hoboken Station at a high rate of speed (the protocol calls for 5 miles per hour), the front cart of the train became airborne and hit the Hoboken […]

Sep 272016
 
Nine Injured In Houston Mall Shooting

On September 26th 2016 a man went on a rampage, shooting at random passersbys in a Houston shopping mall. The police shot and killed the gunman. According to Houston’s Mayor Pro-Tem Ellen Cohen, of the nine people injured, three were treated at the scene, four were treated in a hospital and subsequently released. Two (one […]

Sep 242016
 
African American Museum Opens

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture officially opened on Saturday 09/24/16. President Obama dedicated the museum in a ceremony in the morning, joined by tens of thousands of people. The new museum features American history from the African American perspective. The exhibitions will document African American history as well as African […]