M. Griffith Investment Services
July 20, 2018

US citizen, believed to have been fighting for ISIS, detained in Syria

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. citizen, believed to have been fighting for ISIS, was captured in northern Syria this summer, according to a U.S. defense official. Ibraheem Musaibli, who is now at a holding facility, was detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) -- the U.S.-led coalition's partner force fighting ISIS in Syria, the official said. The New York Times, which was first to report about Musaibli's capture, said he is 28 years old and from Dearborn, Michigan. Mus..
July 19, 2018

England’s swans population counted in annual ‘swan-upping’

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Among the most quirky of Britain’s historic traditions, the practice of counting swans, or "swan-upping," has a long history dating back hundreds of years. The tradition is named after the officials who carry out the duties, swan uppers. The monarch claims ownership of all mute swans -- the species often represented in fairy tales and art -- in the U.K., as part of a tradition of royal entitlements thought to date back to 1186. Swans, mostly their young cygnets, were..