"Positive information benefits us emotionally, physically, and mentally. It contributes to a happier, healthier life."
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Mirroring the fall generally in violent crime, gun homicides and crimes involving guns have fallen sharply over the last two decades in the United States -- down 39 percent since 1993, reports the Justice Department. (Reuters)
Monday, April 29, 2013
NBA player Jason Collins, 34 came out as the first openly gay professional athlete in America, drawing surprise and praise from fans and teammates. (2013, US News)
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Toyota's electric hybrid car sales passed the 5 million mark in March, 2013, a milestone for the industry. The company started selling the Prius, the world's first mass produced gasoline-electric passenger car in 1997.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The number of Americans who say things are going well in the country has reached 50% for the first time in more than six years, according to a new national poll from CNN.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Mexico said on April 11 that killings linked to organized crime fell 14 percent in the first four months of the presidency of Enrique Pena Nieto, who has vowed to reduce murder, kidnapping, and extortion. (Reuters)
Monday, April 08, 2013
Nearly 82% of airline flights in the U.S. arrived on time in 2012, an improvement of almost 2% over 2011. Air Tran, Delta, US Airways, Alaska, and Hawaiian Air had the best on-time numbers and Virgin Air was judged the best airline overall.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Prosecutor John M. Tran, elected to the Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 4 by the state's General Assembly, became the first Asian-American to serve as a judge in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Friday, January 04, 2013
On January 3, 2013, a record number of women were sworn in as members of the 113th U.S. Congress. 80 new congresswomen joined a total of 20 female senators to produce a record number serving in both chambers.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Nepal's efforts to cut wildlife crime has led to a zero-poaching year for rhinos in 2011, largely attributed to the addition of 44 new range posts across several protected areas. - World Wildlife Fund
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Production of pure cocaine in Colombia decreased by 25 percent in 2011 capping off a decade of decline during which the potential for production had dropped by 72 percent, according a U.S. government survey of drug production released yesterday. -AP
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