Lawmakers react to the renaming of Mt. McKinley

The Obama administration’s decision to rename North America’s highest summit from Mount McKinley to its traditional Native American name, Denali, has divided lawmakers along geographical lines. Many lawmakers from McKinley’s home state of Ohio were furious with the announcement Sunday, while Alaskan legislators welcomed the decision, which reverts the mountain back to its original name… Read More Lawmakers react to the renaming of Mt. McKinley

President Obama plans to rename the highest mountain in U.S.A

To hear the White House describe Alaska, the state has become the canary in the climate change coal mine, complete with raging wildfires, accelerating ice melt in the arctic, vanishing glaciers and whole villages forced to relocate away from rising seas. President Barack Obama will carry that urgent message to Alaska this week in the… Read More President Obama plans to rename the highest mountain in U.S.A

Vanguard columnist, Donu Kogbara kidnapped by gunmen

Vanguard newspaper Columnist, Donu Kogbara has been abducted in Port Harcourt by unknown gunmen. The state Police Public relations officer, DSP Ahmed Muhammad confirmed the ugly development, saying police was on the trail of the kidnappers. Dornu Kogbara who maintains a column in the Vanguard was whisked away in the early hours of Sunday by… Read More Vanguard columnist, Donu Kogbara kidnapped by gunmen

DSS arrests Boko Haram commander linked to suicide attacks

Nigeria’s secret police on Sunday, disclosed that it had arrested notable Boko Haram suspects, including a key commander, linked with several suicide attacks across the country, reports AFP. The Department of State Services (DSS) said in a statement said that Usman Shuiabu known as Money and other frontline members of the hardline Islamist group were… Read More DSS arrests Boko Haram commander linked to suicide attacks

Fan who died from fall at Atlanta Braves game identified

60-year-old man who died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees has been identified. Turner Field Fan Falls Baseball The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as Gregory Murrey, of Alpharetta, Georgia. The game Saturday night… Read More Fan who died from fall at Atlanta Braves game identified

One killed, one wounded and another abducted as gunmen attack Southwest Pakistan airport

Authorities say gunmen have attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan , killing one official there and kidnapping another. Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George says armed men on motorcycles stormed Baluchistan province’s Jewni airport early on Sunday and destroyed navigational equipment there after killing the official on duty and wounding his supervisor. Local… Read More One killed, one wounded and another abducted as gunmen attack Southwest Pakistan airport