President Obama approves a Civil War soldier for the Medal of Honor

President Obama approves a Civil War soldier for the Medal of Honor

More than 150 years after his courageous death in the Battle of Gettysburg, an officer in the Union Army is being awarded the highest military decoration that the United States has to offer, thanks to a campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs that has lasted decades. The White House announced yesterday that President Obama has approved the Medal of Honor for 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, who was killed in the line of duty while standing his ground against Pickett’s Charge during the pivotal, three-day Battle of Gettysburg. Congress … [Read More...]

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Snapchat has been valued at around $10 billion

Snapchat has been valued at around $10 billion

Rather than flirting with internet giants such as Facebook and Google, Snapchat decided to take the road of independence, and its founders may have just become billionaires as a result. The company is reportedly in the process of raising another round of funding which could value the company ay … [Read More...]

Exiled Tibetan monks have joined the protests in Ferguson

Exiled Tibetan monks have joined the protests in Ferguson

Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri were joined by a group of exiled Tibetan monks over the weekend in response to the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, earlier this month. Since Brown’s death, residents of Ferguson have taken to the streets to protest the unfair treatment of the black … [Read More...]

Sunni leaders offer to support the Shi’ite-led Iraqi government

Sunni leaders offer to support the Shi’ite-led Iraqi government

Tribal leaders and clerics representing the minority Sunni population in Iraq have offered their support for Shi'ite prime minister-designate Haider al-Abadi in order to contain sectarian bloodshed and combat an offensive by the Islamic State militants that threaten to tear the country apart, on the … [Read More...]

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans gather to see Pope Francis

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans gather to see Pope Francis

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered and cheered this morning as Pope Francis rode through downtown Seoul for a ceremony to beatify 124 Korea Catholics who were killed for their beliefs over a century ago. For the estimated 5.1 million Catholics residing in South Korea, this was a symbolic … [Read More...]

Tensions flare in Ferguson once again with more tear gas and looting

Tensions flare in Ferguson once again with more tear gas and looting

A 24-hour period of peace and quiet in Ferguson, Missouri was broken this morning when police returned to the streets in riot gear and began firing tear gas on protesters while some protesters began breaking car windows and looting stores. A line of armored trucks, one of which had a sniper on … [Read More...]

Yazidi villagers reportedly massacred by IS militants

Yazidi villagers reportedly massacred by IS militants

Earlier today, Islamist State militants swarmed into the besieged Yazidi village of Kocho and began capturing and executing the civilians by the dozens Yazidis and Kurdish commanders are using this as a reminder that this ancient minority group is still in danger despite President Obama’s insistence … [Read More...]

2015 Buick Lacrosse

A Buick for Every Generation: 2015 Buick LaCrosse

While Buick has long been known to be GM’s luxury offering that falls in between Chevrolet and Cadillac, which has appealed for many years to an older generation by offering comfort and features that are similar to luxury vehicles and a price that is still easy to live with, the Buicks of today are … [Read More...]

Situation in Gaza is tense, but talks continue and the truce holds

Situation in Gaza is tense, but talks continue and the truce holds

As the clock ticks down to the deadline of the current 72-hour truce in the Gaza Strip, negotiators in Cairo have addressed the issue of Israel’s blockade in Gaza. If Israeli and Palestinian negotiators don’t agree on a permanent ceasefire, or at least accept an extension to the current truce, then … [Read More...]

UK plans to send RAF Tornado jets to northern Iraq

UK plans to send RAF Tornado jets to northern Iraq

The United Kingdom has announced that a “small number” of Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado jets to the skies above northern Iraq for use as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets in order to help with the humanitarian effort that is currently taking place around Mount Sinjar, near the … [Read More...]

Ukraine stops Russian humanitarian convoy from crossing the border

Ukraine stops Russian humanitarian convoy from crossing the border

A convoy of 280 Russian trucks packed with aid began heading towards eastern Ukraine earlier today, however, the Ukrainian government said that it would not allow the mission to cross the border because it isn’t being coordinated by the international Red Cross and could be a covert Russian military … [Read More...]

California’s smartphone “kill switch” bill awaits the governor’s approval

California’s smartphone “kill switch” bill awaits the governor’s approval

California’s “kill switch” bill has passed through Senate after a brief battle with a final tally of 27-8, making it one step closer to becoming a state law, requiring only that Governor Jerry Brown approve the bill and sign it into law, which he has 12 days to do. The bill, which was introduced … [Read More...]

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Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano begins sub-glacial eruption

Iceland raised its aviation alert to red earlier today as a sub-glacial eruption began at the Bardarbunga volcano, which has been rattled by thousands of earthquakes over the past week, according to the country’s Meteorological Office. “The rate of earthquakes has increased such that they are happening so quickly that it is difficult for the [...]

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