Watch Opera Singer Unexpectedly Join Student Recording National Anthem in The Park for Her Commencement

Watch Opera Singer Unexpectedly Join Student Recording National Anthem in The Park for Her Commencement

A commencement recording of the national anthem became so much better than a social-distancing performance when a man wandering by decided to join in with magnificent harmonies. Portland State University graduate Madisen Hallberg was being recorded in a public city park that runs through the campus, after the school’s decision … Read more

US Traffic Deaths Fell in 2019 For Third Straight Year, Even as Overall Road Use Increased

US Traffic Deaths Fell in 2019 For Third Straight Year, Even as Overall Road Use Increased

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today released preliminary estimates for the 2019 data on highway crashes, which showed a continued decline in traffic fatalities. The federal agency previously reported declines in traffic deaths during 2018 and 2017, and these latest estimates continue the downward trend. “Safety is our … Read more

Good News On This Day in History, May 5

Good News On This Day in History, May 5

Today is Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag) for the Dutch people—a national holiday celebrated in the Netherlands to mark the end of the German occupation by Nazi forces during World War II. It was 75 years ago today that Canadian and British forces—along with Polish, American, Belgian, and Czechoslovakian troops—liberated the country. … Read more