A man and three members of his family were jailed for a total of 58 years yesterday after being convicted of murdering his pregnant wife claiming she was possessed by evil spirits. One of the four smothered 21-year-old Nalia Mumtaz while the others held her down, apparently in an attempt to drive out the ‘jinn’..
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
South Korea can now produce missiles that can reach all of North Korea as part of a new deal with Washington that's a response to the North's own growing weapons stockpile. There were restrictions put on their missile production by Washington to try and deter [more]
A man and three members of his family were jailed for a total of 58 years yesterday after being convicted of murdering his pregnant wife claiming she was possessed by evil spirits. One of the four smothered 21-year-old Nalia Mumtaz while the others held [more]
The British royal family faced a multinational battle to contain the spread of topless photos of Prince William’s wife Kate, as an Irish tabloid published them Saturday and an Italian gossip magazine planned to do the same despite the threat of legal action. The royal couple’s St. James’s Palace office condemned the moves as unjustifiable..
A judge sentenced two Kentucky teenagers on Friday to community service and sex offender treatment for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl who later identified herattackers on Twitter. Savannah Dietrich posted the boys’ names on Twitter despite a gag order because she thought the initial plea deal in June was too lenient. She said she also..
Associated Press/Ahn Young-joon – In this July 22, 2012 photo, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church, second from left, poses with his wife Hak Ja Han Moon, second from right, his sons Hyung-jin Moon, left, and Kook Jin Moon during the closing ceremony of the 2012 Peace Cup Suwon at..
Tapping into an outpouring of public interest, the White House on Saturday made its beer recipes public — giving hope to any Americans interested in having a hair of the first dog after joining the coalition of the swilling. Sam Kass, White House Assistant Chef and the Senior Policy Advisor for the Healthy Food Initiative,..
There may be some anxiety from male Marines as female officers work their way into infantry and other combat jobs that historically have been open only to men, Gen. James F. Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, said Tuesday. Amos said early steps to begin moving women into artillery, tank air defense and combat engineer units..
Spongebob Squarepants is a gay cartoon character who is a “real threat” to Ukrainian children, according to the country’s morality watchdog. Whilst policing media to check it adheres to the Ukraine’s strict morality laws, the watchdog found a report on a conservative Catholic website, which slammed a number of cartoon characters for their “promotion of..
Stephon Tull was looking through dusty old boxes in his father’s attic in Chattanooga a few months ago when he stumbled onto something startling: an audio reel labeled, "Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960." He wasn’t sure what he had until he borrowed a friend’s reel-to-reel player and listened to the recording of his father..
Sunday is World Humanitarian Day–a day people around the world are asked to perform a humanitarian action–however big or small–in the spirit of people helping others–"doing something good, somewhere, for someone else." And with a little help from Beyoncé, organizers of the global event say they made some social media history, too, inspiring more than..
A 56-year-old man who shot himself in the buttocks when his gun fell from his pocket at a US cinema could be charged by police. The man was at a cinema in Sparks, Nevada, to watch The Bourne Legacy yesterday when the gun discharged, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports. About 30 people were in the cinema..
The family that owns the 700-acre townsite has put it up for sale. They are seeking $3.9 million. Woodside, Utah, once bustled with about 300 residents in the early 1900s when it was a water stop for steam engines. Now the town sits empty. A llamas walks freely in Woodside, Utah, in Emery County on..
A 63-year-old airboat captain lost his left hand when an alligator bit it off, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Wallace Weatherholt of Captain Doug’s Everglades Tours on State Road 29 was taken to a Naples hospital following the attack, said Carli Segelson, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation..