May 10, 2021 Travel News

American Lutheran Church elects first openly transgender bishop

A pastor from California became the first openly transgender person to be elevated to the role of bishop in a major American Christian denomination when they were elected on Saturday to lead a synod in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in…

Apr 26, 2021 Travel News

Oldest American Hester Ford Passes Away

Hester Ford, said to have been the oldest American, living long enough to experience two pandemics, two world wars, Jim Crow discrimination, civil rights movements and the election of 21 presidents, died on Saturday in her home in Charlotte, North…

Apr 21, 2021 Travel News

National Guard troops are called to American cities as the jury deliberates in the Chauvin trial.

Cities across the country brace for protests as the jury in the murder trial of former policeman Derek Chauvin entered its second day of deliberations on Tuesday. With memories of the protests last summer after George Floyd's death still fresh,…

Apr 19, 2021 Travel News

There is a booming business in the American forests. Some are not happy about it.

Pellet manufacturers source wood from thousands of landowners, who are often eager to earn income to offset property taxes. Enviva opened its first factory in Ahoskie, North Carolina, in 2011, promising to make pellets primarily from “residue” of wood such…

Apr 14, 2021 Travel News

Ray Lambert, American hero on D-Day, dies at 100

Ray Lambert, a highly decorated former army medic who survived multiple wounds on D-Day helping his comrades and was greeted in Normandy on the 75th anniversary of this most crucial battle of WWII , died Friday at his home in…

Mar 29, 2021 Travel News

“ Is this patriot enough? Asian, American man reveals battle scars as he speaks out against prejudice the Times of Israel

As town meetings progressed, the discussion was fairly routine, ranging from what Memorial Day celebrations might look like in the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, to a request for federal grant for protective vests. bullets for the police.But when…

Mar 27, 2021 Travel News

Immigrant family caught in unmistakable American tragedy

On a now-deactivated Facebook page, Mr Alissa said he moved to the United States in 2002, years before a vicious civil war turned millions of Syrians into refugees. Syrian cities some with surnames like their hometowns - Aleppo and Raqqa…

Mar 23, 2021 Travel News

The ‘old American dream’ a trap as the floods keep coming

HOUSTON - In her kitchen, Juanita Hall regularly found possums staring at her from the caged trap she kept under the table. In one room, the floor had simply washed away. The door to the back bedroom - her mother's…

Mar 15, 2021 Travel News

Homefront WWII scholar wins American history book award

Tracy Campbell, the author of "The Year of Peril: America in 1942", was named the winner of the Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize of the New-York Historical Society, which annually recognizes the best work in the domain of the…

Mar 06, 2021 Travel News

American Academy of Arts and Letters unveils expanded list

The American Academy of Arts and Letters, an honorary society of great architects, artists, composers and writers, announced 33 new members on Friday as part of an effort to grow and diversify.Among them are painter Mark Bradford, poet Joy Harjo,…