Monthly archives: January, 2017

Washington Monument lights back on after being on the blink

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument’s lights are back on after going out for the second time in a week. National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said in an email that power went out at the marble and granite obelisk about 5:30 p.m. Monday. He says power was restored after 7 p.m. Unlike last …

Top Asian News 5:02 a.m. GMT

[ad_1] QIAN’AN, China (AP) — An overloaded coal truck rumbles down from the steel factory and hits a bump, sending chunks of its black cargo skittering and click-clicking along the asphalt. Waiting by the roadside, a farmer swaddled in thick, cotton-padded winter clothing scrambles into onrushing traffic to pick up the pieces. Four hours a …

Bill requiring lead testing in schools approved by Illinois House – Chicago Sun-Times

[ad_1] Legislation requiring lead testing in schools and daycares was approved by the Illinois House of Representatives according to an announcement on Monday. Attorney General Lisa Madigan initiated the legislation after the Illinois Environmental Council found alarming levels of lead in many Chicago and suburban school districts, according a statement from the attorney general’s office. …