10 historical facts about Memorial Day


  (Photo Credit: Getty images Win McNamee) Flags-In: The Army’s Old Guard prepares for Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. Jenny Leonard, USA TODAY Allison Sylte, KSDK-TV\ ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Here are 10 fast facts about Memorial Day, a…

Bird flu is devastating U.S. egg farms


Photo Credit: Associated Press Bird flu can kill 90 percent of a flock within 48 hours. Viruses have affected 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in more than a dozen states since December. SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — J.T. Dean is…

Who knows 50?


The distinguished number of transcendence. by Osher Chaim Levene, with Rabbi Yehoshua Hartman Excerpted from the just-published book Jewish Wisdom in the Numbers. The number 50 is the distinguished number of transcendence. The count up to 50 is composed of…