All sorts of historic documents will be brought out in recognition of Veterans Day, today. However it would be difficult to find one that is more appropriate than the one that was written by President Abraham Lincoln when he spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Penn. on Nov. 19, 1863. And it is, again, most pertinent to consider on this day of the year. From July 1-3, 1863, more than ...
From time to time, Tibetan Buddhists inadvertently support the seafood industry with campaigns of "liberation" of living beings.
Ned Nefer, 38, pushed a 6-foot mannequin along U.S. Highway 11, for 65 miles from Syracuse, N.Y., to Watertown, N.Y., because "The mannequin and I really love the outdoors."
John and Kristine Cushing married and raised two daughters, but Kristine became mentally ill, and in 1991 killed the girls as they slept.
Gareth Shand, 6, was welcomed into the first grade in San Antonio with an immediate in-school suspension.
Heir today, goon tomorrow "When I get to Africa, I have to worship him," said Elizabeth Osei, part-time first lady of the Akwamu people of eastern Ghana, speaking of her husband Isaac, who is the Akwamu chief. "When I get back, he has to worship me" - because Elizabeth is the president of the couple's New York City taxi company, where they work 12-hour days when they're not Ghanian royalty. Isaac's reign, according to a ...
Two hundred ethnic groups in Cameroon still practice painful "breast ironing," affecting one-fourth of the puberty-age girls in the country, according to a CNN dispatch.
Ruth Adams called on Northampton College in central England to measure the purring sound of her gray-and-white tabby cat, Smokey, aiming for a Guinness World Record.
British college student Rhiannon Brooksbank-Jones, 19, recently had her tongue surgically lengthened just so she could better pronounce the Korean letter "L."
Colorado inmate Daniel Self filed a federal lawsuit against the Sterling Correctional Facility because prison personnel saved his life.
Augustin James Evangelista is only 4 years old, but he nevertheless has certain financial needs - which amount to about $46,000 a month, according to the child-support request filed by his mother, "supermodel" Linda Evangelista.
When News of the Weird wrote about the twin singers Lamb and Lynx Gaede ("Prussian Blue"), age 13, in 2005, they were singing Aryan-heritage songs at white-supremacist venues, under the guidance of their Hitler-admiring mother, April.
The veterans' support organization Home for Our Troops had recently started to build a 2,700-square-foot house in Augusta, Ga., to ease life for Army Sgt. 1st Class Sean Gittens, who had suffered concussive head injuries in Afghanistan and is partially paralyzed.
Germany's Green Party temporarily transcended mainstream environmental goals and specially demanded that the government begin regulating sex toys.
When Laura Diprimo, 43, and Thomas Lee, 28, were arrested for child endangerment in Louisville, Ky., it appeared to be yet another instance of a mother leaving an infant locked in a hot car.