Alia Knight

July, 2016

  • 10 July

    Portugal Wins Major Upset Victory Over France

    An ominous cloud hung over the 2016 soccer Euro Final between France and Portugal. Security was tight as Portuguese and French fans mingled before and after the match. Police with shields and batons were quick to break up minor scuffles between opposing team supporters and keep the crowds away from …

  • 9 July

    Creator and Star of Hit Broadway Show “Hamilton” to Retire

    Lin-Manuel Miranda is giving his last performance on Broadway in Hamilton on Saturday night. Miranda created the musical, which won 11 Tony Awards at last month’s ceremony, including two for Miranda himself: for best book and best score of a musical. (His longtime onstage alternate, Javier Munoz, is taking over …

  • 8 July

    Research Shows a Cause of Homelessness Among Veterans is Lack of Legal Aid

    Nearly 50,000 US military veterans are sleeping on the streets every single night. According to a new study from the Department of Veterans Affairs, at least five out of the top 10 problems leading to homelessness among veterans cannot be solved without legal help. The study surveyed more than 6,000 …

  • 8 July

    NATO and EU Sign “Historic” Cooperation Pact

    Leaders of NATO and the European Union nations have signed a “historic deal” that boosts their cooperation in defense against new challenges. The deal was signed Friday in Warsaw, shortly before a NATO summit opened there to show the Western world’s unity in facing threats from the East and the …

  • 5 July

    FBI Director: Hillary Clinton’s Handling of Emails “Careless” but not Criminal

    The FBI lifted a major legal threat to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign Tuesday, recommending no criminal charges for her handling of highly classified material in a private email account. But Director James Comey’s scathing criticism of her “extremely careless” behavior revitalized Republican attacks and guaranteed the issue will continue to …

  • 5 July

    Britain’s Iraq War Inquiry to Be Released Tomorrow

    Shortly after Britain withdrew the remainder of its troops from Iraq in 2009, the Iraq War Inquiry, also known as the Chilcot Inquiry, was set up by Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The intention was to evaluate how decisions before and leading up to the war were made. Over the last seven …

  • 4 July

    NASA Juno Spacecraft Set to Arrive at Jupiter

    Fireworks are not the only thing being watched in the sky this Fourth of July. On Monday, NASA’s spacecraft “Juno,” was one rotation away from being inserted into orbital rotation around Jupiter. As of noon Monday, Juno was an hour away from passing Jupiter’s second-closest moon, Europa.  “It’s a milestone for planetary science,” …

  • 4 July

    Islam’s Holiest Mosque Hit By Suicide Bomber

    Al-Haram Al-Nabawi in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, was struck by a suicide bomber Monday evening. The structure is widely regarded as the most sacred location in the Islamic religion. The attack is especially jarring not just because of its location but because it comes very near the end of Islam’s holy month of …

  • 2 July

    Man Arrested for Assaulting Attendee of the Mosque Orlando Shooter Went To

    A Muslim man pummeled outside the mosque attended by Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen — and his father — lost a tooth and was hospitalized following the seemingly random attack early Saturday, according to a local report. The views on the motivation behind the assault have largely conflicted depending on …

  • 1 July

    Hole in Ozone Layer over Antarctica Has Started to Heal

    The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica has begun to shrink, signaling good news for the environment decades after an international accord to phase out certain pollutants, researchers said Thursday. The study found that the ozone hole had shrunk by 1.5 million square miles (four million square kilometers) — …