BEHEADINGS

Only Known Survivor Of A Beheading Tells His Story  

Investigative journalist Adam M. Barr was working on a story in Afghanistan near the Pakistani border when the terrorist group Al-Badr kidnapped him.  A CIA-led rescue mission was organized.  Barr was rescued, but only moments after his beheading.  Less than 24 hours later a German hospital successfully reattached his head to his body in a radical new procedure.  Barr lives to tell the tale of his beheading.

IMMIGRATION

Top Ten Lesson For Our Latino Workers

Our newest infusion of youths from Central America will soon add fresh blood to our Latino worker class.  Perhaps this is an appropriate time to convey to those already here a few salient points that they can use on the job and pass on to the millions of newcomers as they filter into the backrooms of our restaurants, health clubs, offices and homes. [More]

POP CULTURE

A Serious Look Back At Michael Jackson As Child Prodigy In 1970s

Few remember that before Michael Jackson was a freakish tragic figure, he was a darling of the music world and idol for kids all over the country.[More]
Jeremy Lankin has gone where no man had gone before, and in the process yet another gender barrier has been broken. The 16-year-old sophomore is the first male high school lacrosse player to compete on a female varsity squad. In just 11 games Lankin has scored 66 points, a pace that would set a Elmont High School season scoring record.  [More]

NATIONAL DIGEST

Military Beats Sexual Assault Report Goals Through Cash Incentives

By BUTCH WITT

WASHINGTON – The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent this year, an increase that defense officials say reflects their success in encouraging female service members to report sexual assault.[More]
Giant Squid From Fukishima Washes Ashore In California 

For the second time in recent months, a giant sea creature has washed ashore in California.  First it was a rare oarfish that had grown to a freakish 100-foot length.  This time it was a giant squid measuring a whopping 160 feet from head to tentacle tip. [More]

Serena Williams Swings For Fences By Playing Iron Mike In New Biopic 

By BRADFORD MEIHL

Just because sports fans have seen plenty of Mike Tyson on stage in his one man show – “Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth” – doesn’t mean Hollywood will stop from making a brand new biopic based on the controversial power puncher this fall.  [More]

Bad Asian Driving Blamed For Asiana Crash

By KRISTINA NGU

The stunning and devastating crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is just over a day old, but already National Transportation Safety Board officials are pointing to a culprit all too familiar to American automobile drivers: substandard Asian driving. [More]