Posts with the category “u-s-a”
Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94
January 7th, 2022
Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94 Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win a best actor Oscar, has died at 94. The Hollywood star's death was confirmed to the BBC by the office of F...
US Coast Guard sends 119 migrants back to Cuba
January 5th, 2022
US Coast Guard sends 119 migrants back to Cuba The United States Coast Guard has said it returned 119 Cuban migrants to their country in a dozen operations over the course of three days, as growing nu...
James Webb Space Telescope ready to make history
December 24th, 2021
James Webb Space Telescope ready to make history The biggest space telescope ever conceived is scheduled to go into orbit in the coming hours.The $10bn James Webb Space Telescope will be launched on a...
US heating bills set to surge as energy costs jump
October 15th, 2021
US heating bills set to surge as energy costs jump US heating bills are set to surge this winter as energy prices soar, the US Energy Information Administration says. About half of households use natu...
Kraft Heinz says people must get used to higher food prices
October 10th, 2021
Kraft Heinz says people must get used to higher food prices Miguel Patricio said the international food giant, which makes tomato sauce and baked beans, was putting up prices in several countries.Unli...
California oil spill sparks concern for wildlife
October 3rd, 2021
California oil spill sparks concern for wildlife An oil slick off the coast of California has started washing ashore, killing fish, contaminating wetlands and closing beaches. About 3,000 barrels of o...
Thousands of migrants camp under US-Mexico bridge
September 17th, 2021
Thousands of migrants camp under US-Mexico bridge Thousands of migrants have set up a makeshift camp on the United States side of the southern border, under a bridge that connects Texas with Mexico. L...
The Journey Of Lady Liberty To New York
July 2nd, 2021
The Journey Of Lady Liberty To New York From sea to shining sea, one lady leads the way as a symbol of freedom, independence, and opportunity. The Statue of Liberty represents far more than just an ic...
Fears Over U.S. Fuel Shortage Amid Cyber-Attack
May 9th, 2021
Fears Over U.S. Fuel Shortage Amid Cyber-Attack The US government issued emergency legislation on Sunday after the largest fuel pipeline in the US was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack. The Colonial Pi...
The First Vaccine Passports Were Scars from Smallpox Vaccinations
April 9th, 2021
The First Vaccine Passports Were Scars from Smallpox Vaccinations At the turn of the 20th century, the United States was in the grip of a full-blown smallpox epidemic. During the five-year outbreak fr...
Gold To Worst Start Of Year Since 1991
February 19th, 2021
Gold To worst Start Of Year Since 1991 Gold began the year with lofty expectations on the back of a record high and its biggest annual gain in a decade. Instead, the precious metal is off to its worst...
Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain
August 29th, 2020
Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain Elon Musk has unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working...
Does an Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away?
May 28th, 2020
Does an Apple A Day Keep The Doctor Away? The predecessor of the “apple a day” saying originated in the United Kingdom. But it gained popularity in the United States during the early to mid-20th centu...
The U.S. Army Used To Have A Camel Corps
May 6th, 2020
The U.S. Army Used To Have A Camel Corps On March 3, 1855, Congress allotted $30,000 to the War Department to purchase camels and dromedaries for military purposes. The move was a radical one and prov...
Uber and Lyft sued by California
May 5th, 2020
Uber and Lyft sued by California The state of California has sued ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft, accusing them of denying their drivers paid sick leave and other benefits. In the lawsuit, Attorney ...
Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares
May 2nd, 2020
Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says his company Berkshire Hathaway has sold all of its shares in the four largest US airlines. ...
The Real-Life Shark Attacks That Inspired Jaws
April 28th, 2020
The Real-Life Shark Attacks That Inspired Jaws During the summer of 1916, a series of violent deaths shattered the peace of New Jersey’s coastal areas. For 14 days in July, people entered the water at...
Russia claims to have deployed Avangard hypersonic missiles that cannot be intercepted
December 28th, 2019
Russia claims to have deployed Avangard hypersonic missiles that cannot be intercepted Russia says it has deployed its first hypersonic missiles which President Putin claims are capable of transportin...
Lawyers Seeking The Exhumation Of Cryptocurrency Exchange QuadrigaCX Founder
December 13th, 2019
Lawyers Seeking The Exhumation Of Cryptocurrency Exchange QuadrigaCX Founder Lawyers representing users of bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX are asking Canadian authorities to exhume the bod...
Online gaming takes off as major college sport
October 26th, 2019
Online gaming takes off as major college sport A small Pennsylvania university is aiming to be America's best institution for video gamers as it taps into the booming college e-sports industry. Despi...
Why much of the internet is closed off to blind people
September 28th, 2019
Why much of the internet is closed off to blind people Each swipe 17-year-old Maysie Gonzales makes on her smart phone is accompanied by what sounds like the famous Stephen Hawking voice barking out o...
Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander
August 17th, 2019
Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander A Nasa facility in Alabama that developed the giant rocket for the Apollo programme in the 1960s will play a key role in sending astronauts down to the Moon's s...
How the Cold War Space Race Led to U.S. Students Doing Tons of Homework
August 13th, 2019
How the Cold War Space Race Led to U.S. Students Doing Tons of Homework Middle-schoolers who trudge home each day with a 50-pound backpack and hours of homework would have had an easier time in 1901. ...
Xbox One successor Project Scarlett to launch in 2020
June 9th, 2019
Xbox One successor Project Scarlett to launch in 2020 Microsoft has announced that its next-generation console is set to go on sale before the end of 2020. Codenamed Project Scarlett, the firm said th...
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole
June 2nd, 2019
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole In the 1950s and 60s at the height of the US civil rights movement, when activists needed somewhere discreet to discuss strategy, they would go to Dooky Chase in New Or...
Nigerian Teenager Shatters 125 Year School Record in U.S.
May 19th, 2019
A Nigerian-born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US.Phillips, a student of Alvin High School boasted a 6.9 GPA, after she earned A's th...
Space Survival Kit That A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs
February 12th, 2019
Space Survival Kit That A Stranded Cosmonaut Needs While it took the engineering expertise of hundreds of engineers, scientists, and pilots to ensure that Russian cosmonauts could survive space itself...
Oldest Living U.S. Veteran, Richard Overton, Dies at 112
December 28th, 2018
Oldest Living U.S. Veteran, Richard Overton, Dies at 112 For his first 107 years, Richard Overton lived in relative anonymity. A World War II veteran who fought in the Pacific, he could usually be fou...
France protests an economic catastrophe
December 9th, 2018
France protests an economic catastrophe The "yellow vest" protests have been "a catastrophe" for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrati...
Why Were Vietnam War Vets Treated Poorly When They Returned?
November 8th, 2018
Why Were Vietnam War Vets Treated Poorly When They Returned? Twenty-one-year-old Steven A. Wowwk arrived as an infantryman in the Army’s First Cavalry Division in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam in early Januar...
A.I. Can Help Us Understand The Roots Of Religious Violence
November 2nd, 2018
A.I. Can Help Us Understand The Roots Of Religious Violence Religion is often said to be at the root of the world’s conflicts, but what if mankind were simply naturally violent? How might we begin to ...
Historic Kenya Airways Maiden Nonstop Flight to U.S. Takes Off
October 28th, 2018
Historic Kenya Airways Maiden Nonstop Flight to U.S. Takes Off Kenya Airways (KQ) told the Sunday Nation that they anticipate very few complaints given the care they have taken with the flight. At 10....
IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina
October 26th, 2018
IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $56bn loan package for Argentina to help stabilise the crisis-battered country...
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs
October 12th, 2018
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died from Ebola, and cases of ...
Nobel prize for landmark cancer therapy
October 1st, 2018
Nobel prize for landmark cancer therapy Two scientists who discovered how to fight cancer using the body's immune system have won the 2018 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. The work, by Professo...
Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84
September 20th, 2018
Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84 The pioneering African-American dancer rose from a childhood in Harlem to perform leading roles under renowned choreographer George Balanchine. H...
3,000-Year-Old Site May Be the World's Oldest Brewery
September 17th, 2018
3,000-Year-Old Site May Be the World’s Oldest Brewery For many people, nothing tastes better than a glass of cold beer, whether enjoyed at the end of a long day of work or while relaxing on a summer a...
The Living Statue: Hananuma Masakichi
August 22nd, 2018
The Living Statue: Hananuma Masakichi The statue of Hananuma Masakichi is so life-like and so realistically detailed that you could easily believe you’re looking at a living person. Carved by the illu...
U.S. prisoners gear up for nationwide strike
August 20th, 2018
U.S. prisoners gear up for nationwide strike An uprising in South Carolina's Lee Correctional Facility in April ended with seven people dead. The uprising was sparked by gang-related tensions, which w...
Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought
August 17th, 2018
Ancient Egyptians Were Making Mummies Much Earlier Than Thought By the time pharaohs like King Tut ruled Egypt, mummification was a codified practice that had started in the Old Kingdom period around ...