NASA to Test Emergency Locator Transmitters by Crashing Airplane

Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA’s Search and Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26 to test emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). NASA Television will air live coverage of the test, which is scheduled to happen between 1 and 2 p.m. EDT. The… More NASA to Test Emergency Locator Transmitters by Crashing Airplane

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Red Cross Helping People on Saipan After Typhoon Devastates Most of Island Damage

The American Red Cross is helping people in Saipan, part of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, after Typhoon Soudelor blasted the island last week. The storm hit Saipan with winds higher than 90 mph leaving most of the island without power, water and sewer facilities. The power may be out for more… More Red Cross Helping People on Saipan After Typhoon Devastates Most of Island Damage

Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

Profile America — Saturday, August 8th. On this date in 1930, an offbeat sort of history was made when a stock trade order was placed from a zeppelin off the Atlantic coast. This didn’t start a trend because the stock market had crashed and burned less than 10 months earlier, and a famous zeppelin crashed… More Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

9 Ways to Stay Safe in Beach Waters This Summer

You may have seen news reports about increased shark attacks this summer. If you’re taking a family vacation to the beach in the coming weeks, and you’re worried about letting your children swim in the ocean, check this advice from Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Service before you go: 1. Don’t go alone in the water.… More 9 Ways to Stay Safe in Beach Waters This Summer

Disruption in the Commercial Mortgage Business Continues!

Top-ten commercial mortgage brokerage firm Eastern Union Funding, one of the fastest growing in the nation and a pioneer of capped-fee loan origination, announced today that it will be adjusting its fee cap to $135,000 on loans for stabilized properties, effective immediately on new originations. The decision results from the firm’s success in the year… More Disruption in the Commercial Mortgage Business Continues!

Carnival Corporation Granted U.S. Approval for Travel to Cuba

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest travel and leisure company, today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba beginning in May 2016 via its newly… More Carnival Corporation Granted U.S. Approval for Travel to Cuba

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Returns to Covington

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. is returning to Covington as a partner after more than six years of service as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. Mr. Holder will be resident in the firm’s Washington office and focus on complex investigations and litigation matters, including matters that are international in scope and… More Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Returns to Covington