OBITUARIES of Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who helped drive the American military from his country, noted, as The New York Times put it, that “his critics said that his victories had been rooted in a profligate disregard for the lives of hi
Malcolm Scott Carpenter, who used his middle name as his first, was the second American to orbit the Earth, way back in 1962, on the Mercury mission. (John Glenn was the first.) Carpenter died today in Denver.
Vo Nguyen Giap, the relentless and charismatic North Vietnamese general whose campaigns drove both France and the United States out of Vietnam, died on Friday in Hanoi. He was believed to be 102.
Mere days after the US and Iran showed very tentative signs of some diplomatic progress being possible (and hours after Netanyahu's "Rouhani's a wolf in sheep's clothing" comments), The Telegraph reports that Mojtaba Ahmadi, who served as commander o
Twitter is a very public medium, one that began as a venue for professional debates, celebrity self-promotion, and real-time news. But the service has been finding its way into ever-more-intimate moments of our lives — our weddings our breakups, the
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has launched an ambitious new project aiming to identify as many as possible of those killed by CIA drones in Pakistan.
The number of Dutch people killed by medical euthanasia has more than doubled in the 10 years since legislation was changed to permit it, rising 13 per cent last year to 4,188.
Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives. That's a suicide every 65 minutes. As shocking as the number is, it may actually be higher.
In a culture of the oppression and abuse of women, Sushmita Banerjee stood out. An Indian married to an Afghan businessman, Banerjee wrote of the rule of the Taliban and her effort to flee the medieval Islamic rules placed on women.
The report’s narrative included several mentions of Hastings’s alleged use of various narcotics, apparently based largely upon comments from the brother who was attempting to intervene.
It is generally the case that once a person dies, there is only about a three-to-five minute window of potential resuscitation time before he or she becomes irreversibly dead, depending on the cause of death.
Researchers at the University of Michigan (UoM) have discovered that the brain does remain conscious after the heart stops beating, which correlates with 20% of persons who have had a near-death experience (NDE). Elizabeth Taylor claimed to have h
Three people died Monday night when a gunman opened fire on a Ross Township municipal meeting, indiscriminately shooting into the building, authorities said.
Judges reject Paul Lamb's request for help from doctors to die but allow another man to get help to travel to Swiss clinic
New film has emerged apparently showing the aftermath of another massacre in Syria.
Sonia Barrett is the Author of The Holographic Canvas; The Fusing of Mind and Matter, published in 2008. She is currently producing her first documentary titled The Business of Disease, a 90 minute feature.THE BUSINESS OF DISEASE – Sonia Barrett, Pro
On a videotape circulated on the Internet, she said Israelis should “get out of Palestine” and “go home” to Germany, Poland or the United States. The remark brought down widespread condemnation and she ended her career.
Michael Krikorian, an essayist and former Los Angeles Times crime reporter, happened upon the scene a few hours after journalist Michael Hastings’s speeding car slammed into a palm tree and burst into a fireball.
This has to be one bad way to go: A Brooklyn, N.Y., man was reportedly killed by urinating on the electrified third rail of a subway train line.
An artist in the Cirque du Soleil production "Ka" was killed Saturday night after a fall from the show's stage at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Sun is reporting.
A new twist on the sea burial helps to protect and restore fragile marine ecosystems.
A four-story building being demolished in downtown Philadelphia toppled onto a Salvation Army thrift store.
Thinking about death is frightening, but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of mind in our final days. In a solemn, thoughtful talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston shares 5 practices for planning for a good end of life.
Ken Venturi, a San Francisco native who learned how to play golf at Harding Park, memorably won the 1964 U.S. Open and later built a long and distinguished career as a television analyst, died Friday in Rancho Mirage (Riverside County). He was 82.
Sunil Tripathi originally fingered as culprit by 4chan users
In Baghdad, a suicide bomber entered a pool hall at a mall in Amiriya where he killed 27 people and wounded 50 others.
An explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant that injured more than 100 and killed an estimated five to 15 people on Wednesday (April 18) is an eerie echo of another Texas industrial disaster that struck almost exactly 66 years ago.
With Boston virtually paralyzed, thousands of officers with rifles and armored vehicles swarmed the streets in and around the city on Friday, hunting for a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing .......
New crime scene photographs of the remnants of the first bomb which detonated during Monday’s Boston marathon appear to show that a pressure cooker was used in at least one of the deadly charges – as experts described the devices as military-style ‘a
UM coach “thought it was odd” bomb sniffing dogs were at start and finish lines