Scotland’s Susan Boyle gives new meaning to the term "overnight sensation." The "Britain’s Got Talent" contestant was expected to be something of a joke when she first sauntered on stage, but she absolutely wowed the audience, the judges — and then the world via the Internet — with her stunning rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream." But like others who stumble upon sudden fame, she found the pressure and scrutiny to be overwhelming. “Talent” judge Amanda Holden and Dr.
Amid the current media frenzy about Somali pirates, it’s hard not to imagine them as characters in some dystopian Horn of Africa version of Waterworld. We see wily corsairs in ragged clothing swarming out of their elusive mother ships, chewing narcotic khat while thumbing GPS phones and grappling hooks.