12 hrs ago
WW2 prisoner's grave found by nephew
Seventy years after he was shot by a German guard, prisoner of war Tommy Saunders now has a headstone.
16 hrs ago
'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland has doubled
The law on assisted suicide in Switzerland isn't clear, according to a paper published in the journal Law, Ethics and Medicine this week.
Wall Street Journal
Islamist Militants Claim Killing of U.S. Journalist
Islamic State militants released a video Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley in an act of retribution for U.S. airstrikes on the group in Iraq, raising new dangers for President Obama's Middle East policy.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
'My past is littered with the bones of men': Newly elected first...
'My past is littered with the bones of men': Newly elected first female leader of NBA union issues ominous warning to those who would underestimate her Last month she addressed over 100 NBA players she now represents and took the opportunity to assure them she's a force to be reckoned with The National Basketball Association's first ever female ... (more)
Hellenic News of America
the Spirit of 1776 & 1821: the Legacy of Our Greek American Heritage
For those born in Hellas, the land of our forefathers, March 25, 1821 has special significance.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Collabro to meet fans during album launch at HMV Gateshead
The musical theatre group will be signing copies of their first album Stars at HMV from 5pm on Monday, where they will be greeted by 'Collaborators'.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Live: Breaking news updates from Newcastle and the North East
The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and Durham for Monday, 18 August 2014 The Chronicle's live breaking news blog brings you regular updates, pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the latest ... (more)
The Motley Fool
The 5 States With the Highest Sales Tax
Nearly every state in the union charges a sales tax, and the tax levied on goods and services sold at the retail level is just one of many tools states use to collect revenue, along with licensing and taxes on income, corporations, and property.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Washington Post
D.C.a s Momofuku comes with a Milk Bar
Lost amid the celebration that David Chang, Northern Virginia's puckish prodigal son, would finally return home to open a restaurant was news that his CityCenter DC project will actually feature two homecomings: Christina Tosi, founder and chef of the separate Momofuku Milk Bar, originally hails from Springfield, Va.
Hero engineer Liam Clark saves life of suicidal stranger while working on the A19
Ashington dad Liam Clark pulled man to safety as he seemingly attempted to jump on to road during rush hour Hero road worker Liam Clark of Ashington who prevented a suicide as a man tried to jump off the bridge at the Nissan junction on the A19 The 23-year-old leapt into action when he spotted a troubled-looking man heading towards a bridge over ... (more)
Wed Aug 13, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
U.S. declares Yazidi intervention a success, says rescue mission unneeded
WASHINGTON The United States military has concluded that there are too few Yazidi refugees still trapped in the mountains of northern Iraq to warrant mounting a potentially risky rescue, the Pentagon said late Wednesday.
Queery: DJ Mim
Five years ago she quit her corporate job with Verizon to pursue her passion - music and DJing - full time.
Major overhaul of Sunderland and Washington bus routes
Washington East councillor Neville Padgett, Sunderland City Council Cabinet Member with Portfolio for City Services, Councillor Michael Mordey and Chair of the Washington Area Committee, Councillor Bernie Scaplehorn THOUSANDS of workers face an easier commute after two key bus services between employment sites in Washington and Sunderland undergo a ... (more)
The Latest in the New Cold War -- My Money's on Putin
"History shows that the United States has benefited politically and economically from wars in Europe.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Family fear pet has been snatched by dog-nappers
Helen and Eddie Gibbon, from Usworth in Washington, are devastated after their six-year-old whippet cross Logan disappeared on Wednesday, June 18. Mobile hairdresser Helen, 45, has spent up to four hours a day checking rehoming sites and other pages in the hope of spotting her dog, which they took on from a rescue centre a year ago.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Being a Libertarian in D.C.
What does it mean to be a libertarian? Matt Kibbe attempts to answer with his bestselling new book, "Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto."
The Daily Beast
The Week's Best Longreads
From Texas executions to challenging pictures from the Gulf War, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Whisper it - Britain would be nothing without Scotland... and...
'This is going to be a long term project': Obama announces that US military involvement in Iraq will continue for MONTHS... as he jets off for Martha's Vineyard vacation and hits the golf course ISIS threatens to execute 300 Yazidi families they've surrounded in northern Iraq as the extremists continue to lay siege to mountain where 50,000 of the ... (more)
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Here's What That App That Helps You Avoid "Sketchy" Areas Says About D.C.
A new iPhone app co-founded by former District residents called SketchFactor launched Friday.
Risking lives - no smoke alarms at 75 fire call outs in Sunderland and Washington
Despite hard-hitting campaigns by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, scores of homes across Sunderland and Washington do not have the life-saving devices in place.