Terrorist Truck Attack in New York City

Terrorist Truck Attack in New York City

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

On Halloween (October 31), a man named Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rented pickup truck into pedestrians and bicyclists on the Hudson River Park bike path in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring twelve others. It was the worst attack in New York City since the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on September […]

Kennedy Assassination Files Released

Kennedy Assassination Files Released

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last Thursday, the federal government conducted a scheduled release of 2,800 secret documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. While the new documents don’t answer the question of who killed the former president, they do reveal a lot of interesting information.  Lee Harvey Oswald Lee Harvey Oswald is the […]

California Battles Deadly Wildfires

California Battles Deadly Wildfires

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Firefighters are still struggling to contain wildfires that are raging across Northern California. So far, nearly 6,000 homes and businesses have been destroyed, and 41 people killed, in what is being called the deadliest wildfire outbreak in the state’s history. How It Started The fires began over a week ago, on the night of Sunday, […]

Las Vegas Tragedy

Las Vegas Tragedy

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last Sunday night, a lone gunman opened fire during a country music concert on the Las Vegas strip, causing the most deadly mass shooting in modern American history. At least 59 people were killed and more than 527 injured (as of Monday evening). Festival Turns Deadly About 22,000 people had gathered on the strip for […]

Happy Constitution Day!

Happy Constitution Day!

On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by the members of the Constitutional Convention. These delegates from several of the states had been meeting in Philadelphia. Initially they gathered to discuss ways to improve upon the Articles of Confederation, which was this nation’s first official governmental system. However, in the course of […]

Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall

Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

As Houston and south Texas struggled to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey just two weeks ago, a second and more powerful hurricane, Irma, crashed into the Caribbean on Thursday on its way to South Florida and the Florida Keys. Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, left behind […]

A 9/11 Tale of Hope

A 9/11 Tale of Hope

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

So many stories that originated from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are sad stories of loss. But there are also some stories of human kindness and changed hearts. Today, on the annual remembrance of that historically sad day, let us hear and think about a positive story, in which a group of American travelers […]

Conflict in Charlottesville

Conflict in Charlottesville

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Top Stories | No Comments

Last weekend, in Charlottesville, Virginia, a protest rally turned deadly. Here, btw takes a look at the events that unfolded, what caused the violence, and the aftermath–including how President Trump responded to the turmoil. “Unite the Right” When the town of Charlottesville decided to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, a group […]

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Top Stories, World | No Comments

Last weekend, our neighbor to the north turned 150, celebrating with huge parades and festivals all over the country. Here, btw takes a brief look at the history of Canada. Origins Like the United States, Canada was once populated by tribes of Aboriginal people who were eventually displaced by European explorers. In 1534, French explorer […]

British Election Upset

British Election Upset

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Top Stories, World | No Comments

On June 8, the United Kingdom held a general election, with surprising results. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party lost 12 seats in the UK’s Parliament, which means they also lost their majority. The Labour Party, on the other hand, gained nearly 30 seats. So what does this mean for Britain, especially with Brexit looming? […]