For tall, burly Pat Benedict, 44, the day begins as early as it did for farmers in Mesopotamia in 8000 B.C. He rises before dawn to pull on boots, blue jeans and work shirt.
Crystal Dillman says she will never understand why a group of teenage boys beat her fianc to death.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been charged by the English Football Association for his critical remarks about the fitness of referee Alan Wiley. Ferguson singled out Wiley after his team salvaged a disappointing 2-2 home draw against Sunderland at Old Trafford on October 3
Late-night talk show host David Letterman offered a “heartfelt” apology before a live studio audience Monday to his wife and female staffers over last week’s “sextortion” revelations, fans at the taping said.
Iran’s supreme leader warned the political opposition Monday not to "direct the society toward insecurity." “You are being tested. And failing this test will not only mean your failure, it would also mean your fall,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in his remarks to leaders, according to text released by the government-run Islamic Republic News Agency.
David Foster Wallace was young enough when he published his first novel, The Broom of the System, in 1987, that critics who read his witty marathon sentences and then flipped to the author photo of a young man willing himself to look older like every fake I.D. picture ever taken were powerless: they had to dub him the next literary voice of his generation.
Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun apologized Thursday for his connection to a corruption probe, saying he felt "ashamed and sorry" for disappointing his fellow citizens, the Yonhap news agency reported. Roh made his remarks at his home in Bongha village in Gimhae, about 280 miles (450 km) southeast of Seoul, before leaving for the capital to meet with prosecutors. Roh is the nation’s third former president to be summoned, following in the footsteps of Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo, both of whom were convicted in 1995 of receiving bribes and inciting a mutiny
The White House Press Office accidentally e-mailed a draft version of President Obama’s Thursday schedule on Wednesday night that included the back-and-forth between White House staffers. The e-mail, sent on a daily basis to inform the media of the next day’s events, at first appeared to be like any other press schedule.
The Vatican said Friday it is not satisfied by the apology issued by a Catholic bishop who denied the Holocaust, saying the cleric must still clearly "distance himself" from the controversial comments. Bishop Richard Williamson, who is now in England, issued a statement Thursday saying he regretted making the remarks.
A German court Monday refused to intervene in the case of Bishop Richard Williamson, who is facing prosecution for denying the Holocaust — a crime in Germany. Williamson asked the court to order Swedish Public Television to restrict broadcast of an interview in which he doubts the existence of Nazi gas chambers and a systematic Nazi plan to annihilate European Jewry