The 3 Best Hikes in Missouri

Missouri is a state that defies the idea that the Midwest is nothing but flatland. The northeastern section of the state is Mississippi river valley that was carved from bedrock to create a hilly terrain, while the southwest side of the state is full of prairies that bison call home. The varied terrain of the […]

Explore History and Experience the Beauty of Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, Virginia is the perfect destination for a romantic weekend or an educational family trip. Smarter Travel named Alexandria one if its top 10 hot spots for 2017 because of its gorgeous historic district, scenic waterfront, and distinct museums. The Old Town area was home to George Washington, and the city bustles with restaurants, boutiques, […]

Even as London feuds, Brexit negotiations take place in Brussels

Britain’s Brexit minister pledged to “get down to work” as he kicked off a first full round of negotiations on Monday, but a year after Britons voted narrowly to leave the EU their government seemed at war with itself over the divorce terms. Prime Minister Theresa May, her authority diminished after losing her majority in […]

Mandela ambulance ‘caught fire’, his surgeon reveals

An ambulance carrying South Africa’s first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela caught fire as it was rushing him to hospital, his doctor revealed in a book published today. The incident is one of several bizarre episodes contained in the book chronicling Mandela’s final years by Vejay Ramlakan, who was South Africa’s surgeon general and the […]

Magnitude 7.8 quake hits off Russia’s Kamchatka: USGS

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula triggered a tsunami warning but the threat has now passed, the US Geological Survey and U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said. The quake struck at 11:34 am on Tuesday (2334 GMT on Monday) some 125 miles (200 km) from the city of Nikolskoye on Bering island […]