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Al Sharpton Says He’s Now Working with Cardinal Dolan for NYC Unity

33 minutes agoNews : Mediaite

Speaking at the National Action Network's Christmas dinner on Thursday, Rev. Al Sharpton said he is working with Cardinal Timothy Dolan on "something big" that will unite New York City in light of recent discord with the NYPD.

River map shows which way every river in the US flows

47 minutes agoLifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

Andrew Hill created this mind-blowing map of the rivers of the continental United States, colored according to the direction in which they flow. Hill, of Vizzuality, used the the CartoDB platform and the National Hydrography Dataset, put out by the US Geological

Oil’s plunge a boost for U.S. fortunes overseas

A plunge in oil prices has sent tremors through the global political and economic order, setting off an abrupt shift in fortunes that has bolstered the interests of the United States and pushed several big oil-exporting nations — particularly those hostile to the West, like Russia, Iran and Venezuela — to the brink of financial […]

16th c. Faith stolen by priest found after 70 years

The Tutela Patrimonio Culturale unit of the Carabinieri, a division of Italy’s national police squad dedicated to investigating stolen art and antiquities, has found a 16th century painting by Alessandro Bonvicino, better known as Moretto da Brescia, that disappeared from a church 60 years ago. It was discovered in Brescia, in the home of a [...]

National Program Aims to Expand Minority Participation in Energy Sector

It's no secret that minorities are underrepresented in the energy field. In the United States, Hispanics, African Americans, and American Indians make up 24 percent of the overall workforce, yet only account for nine percent of the country’s science and engineering workforce. read more

Catavino’s United Nations of Christmas!

15 hours agoFood & Drink / Wine : CataVino

It doesn’t take much to stop your world for a moment, to clear your mind and recognize the millions of things you’re grateful for. Maybe it’s the sweet smell of the fat spruce propped proudly in your living room. Covered in small, brightly colored lights that may, or may not, always […]

White Christmas expected in Colorado, rain elsewhere in much of U.S.

By Mark Guarino CHICAGO (Reuters) - Central Colorado is the only part of the United States that can expect to have a white Christmas on Thursday, despite storms that have brought rain and fog to many parts of the country, the National Weather Service said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Bandying "Terrorism"

Jim Harper George Clooney has now joined North Korea’s United Nations ambassador Ja Song Nam in bandying charges of “terrorism” against a foe. North Korea’s emissary in New York complained in July that the production of Sony’s film,Show More Summary

Indie Rock Ambassador Is Winning Over Politicians With Private National, Belle & Sebastian Concerts

If it weren’t for his job, Matthew Barzun could be mistaken for one of us: his favorite album of the year is the War On Drugs’ Lost In The Dream, he loves Guided By Voices, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Chvrches … but he’s also the United States’ official ambassador to the United Kingdom. Buzzfeed accompanied [...]

Georgia National Guard Home For The Holidays

For the first time in 13 years, all units of the Georgia National Guard will be back in Georgia for Christmas. Thirteen. Years. Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 We thank them for their service, and are glad that they...Show More Summary

A 2015 wish list for every U.S. child

Here’s a wish list for every child in the  United States for 2015. It was written by Elaine Weiss, who  has served as the national coordinator for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education since 2011. Broader Bolder is a national campaign that acknowledges the impact of social and economic disadvantage on schools and students and […]

A 2015 wish list for every U.S. child

Here’s a wish list for every child in the  United States for 2015. It was written by Elaine Weiss, who  has served as the national coordinator for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education since 2011. Broader Bolder is a national campaign that acknowledges the impact of social and economic disadvantage on schools and students and […]

The Norton Museum of Art goes Green, exhibiting 'The British Passion for Landscapes'

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Museum of Art is the first venue in the United States to show the special exhibition, Pastures Green: The British Passion for Landscape. Drawn from the remarkable collections of the Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, the exhibition includes more than 60 works by pre-eminent artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Show More Summary

New York State, Ever Less Important, Now Trails Florida in Population

The United States Census Bureau announced today that the State of New York, which had been the nation's third most populous state, has now slipped to fourth place, behind Florida. In the 12 months ending July 1, 2014, the Sunshine State gained 293,000 new inhabitants, while New York added a meager 51,000. Read more...

Abbas says to cut ties with Israel if UN move fails

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned on Tuesday that his administration would "no longer deal" with Israel if a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a final peace deal fails. The Palestinian draft resolution sets...Show More Summary

The UK’s largest solar farm just switched online for the first time

The United Kingdom's largest solar farm is now fully operational and working to power homes throughout the nation. The 46-megawatt solar farm in Landmead was connected to the national grid in Oxfordshire last Friday, and it can provide enough energy to power

The U.N.'s Man in Syria: ISIS Is Like a Political Ebola

Staffan de Mistura is the new United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, tasked with seeking a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict there. I spoke with him on Dec. 18. What is your job about? My job is first to reduce the violence of the conflict in Syria that has produced 220,000 dead people and 3.2 million refugees. Show More Summary

The U.N.'s Man in Syria: ISIS Is Like a Political Ebola

Staffan de Mistura is the new United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, tasked with seeking a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict there. I spoke with him on Dec. 18. What is your job about? My job is first to reduce the violence of the conflict in Syria that has produced 220,000 dead people and 3.2 million refugees. Show More Summary

The U.N.'s Man in Syria: ISIS Is Like a Political Ebola

Staffan de Mistura is the new United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, tasked with seeking a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict there. I spoke with him on Dec. 18. What is your job about? My job is first to reduce the violence of the conflict in Syria that has produced 220,000 dead people and 3.2 million refugees. Show More Summary

The U.N.'s Man in Syria: ISIS Is Like a Political Ebola

Staffan de Mistura is the new United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, tasked with seeking a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict there. I spoke with him on Dec. 18. What is your job about? My job is first to reduce the violence of the conflict in Syria that has produced 220,000 dead people and 3.2 million refugees. Show More Summary

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