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A Brief Guide to Bulgaria and Eastern Europe

Bulgaria is an ethnic mosaic country with varied terrains including a rugged mountainous interior, Black Sea coast and beautiful rivers, such as the Danube. A cultural mosaic with Greek, Slavic, Ottoman and Persian influences, it shares a rich ancient heritage of architectural, literature, dance, crafts, and costumes. In the past, Sofia was ruled by powerful […]

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Oldest Pearl Harbor veteran to have post office named for him

President Donald Trump approved the proposal honoring Ray Chavez, who died in 2018 at the age of 106. President Donald Trump has signed a bill that will name a California post office for Ray Chavez, who was the oldest military veteran to survive Japan’s 1941 attack on U.S. forces in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when he […]

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Utah football player Ty Jordan, Pac-12 offensive freshman of the year, dies

Star freshman running back Ty Jordan has died, days after he was named Pac-12’s offensive newcomer of the year, the University of Utah football team said Saturday. He was 19. Authorities in Utah and Jordan’s home state, Texas, have not yet released details about the circumstances of his death. “Words cannot express the devastation and […]

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Judge delays execution of only woman on U.S. death row

A federal judge said the Justice Department unlawfully rescheduled the execution of the only woman on federal death row, potentially setting up the Trump administration to schedule the execution after President-elect Joe Biden takes office. U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss also vacated an order from the director of the Bureau of Prisons that had […]

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Air Canada Boeing 737-8 Max jet forced to divert after engine shut down with mechanical issue

Shortly after the take-off, the pilots received an “engine indication” and “decided to shut down one engine,” an Air Canada spokesman said. An Air Canada Boeing Co 737-8 Max en route between Arizona and Montreal with three crew members on board suffered an engine issue that forced the crew to divert the aircraft to Tucson, […]

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Family hopeful for answers about murder of Calab Luckett four years after he was killed on Christmas Day in 2016

Christmas has never been the same for Calab Luckett’s family since that fateful day in 2016. At a time when many families gather to celebrate, his loved ones were forced to plan his funeral. Calab’s mother, Jennifer Schwartz, and his aunt, Nancy Byrd, are CNAs who work hard to provide for their families. And that […]

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Nashville police investigating ‘intentional’ Christmas morning vehicle explosion

Local and federal authorities are investigating the explosion of a recreational vehicle that broadcast a warning to residents before it blew up in downtown Nashville early Friday. The explosion, which police called an “intentional act,” shattered the Christmas morning quiet in the center of the city’s business district around 6:30 a.m. CT. Tissue was found […]

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2 brothers were separated in an Iraqi jail. Now one believes he’s found the other.

Forty years ago, two tiny brothers were hidden away in one of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s jails. They were separated, their parents presumed killed. Decades later, one of the former captives believes he has found his younger brother, and their October meeting in the searing sunlight on a Baghdad street was so raw and emotional […]