Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs Hospitalized After Fasting in Prison
Polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs is in critical condition after being rushed to a Texas hospital on Tuesday, a prison official said. The 55-year-old convicted child rapist grew so weakened by fasting that he had to be removed from his solitary prison cell for medical treatment.
Hurricane Irene Aftermath — At Least 44 Dead and Millions Without Power [VIDEO]
Cleanup efforts have begun in communities that were devastated by Hurricane Irene over the weekend. Although trucks and supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are en route, access to some areas has been cut off by floodwaters that washed out or damaged roads and bridges. “Irene was gonna land somewhere. We’re not Manhattan, our small streams quickly became big rivers,” Vermont Gov.
Illinois’ Elmhurst College Questions Potential Students About Their Sexuality
“Would you consider yourself a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community?” That’s what Elmhurst College recently asked prospective students on its application form. The private liberal arts school in suburban Chicago, which is affiliated with the United Church of Christ, is believed to be the first college in the US to ask the question.
Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens at Baghdad Mosque [VIDEO]
A suicide bomber dressed as an injured beggar attacked one of the largest Sunni mosques in Baghdad on Sunday, claiming the lives of at least 24 people. A member of Parliament was among the dead.
Car Bomber Kills at Least 18 at United Nations Compound in Nigeria [VIDEO]
A brazen attack on the United Nations’ offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja claimed the lives of at least 18 people on Friday.
Dying Mother’s Last Wish Helped FBI Track Down Fugitive on the Run for Over 30 Years [VIDEO]
The FBI has captured William Walter Asher III, a convicted killer who escaped from prison and spent three decades on the lam. The case broke wide open when Asher’s mother put the word out that she wanted to speak with him one last time before she died.
Will Radiation Near Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Prevent Locals from Coming Home?
The areas surrounding the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan may be uninhabitable for decades. That’s the word from the Japanese government after a survey found dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Debuts on the National Mall [VIDEO]
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C., has officially opened to the public. The memorial will be formally dedicated on Aug. 28 — the anniversary of his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech — and will cap a five-day celebration that could draw as many as 250,000 people.
Hurricane Irene Strengthens, Heads Toward the US [VIDEO]
Authorities along the Atlantic seaboard are closely monitoring Hurricane Irene’s projected path, and preparing for the powerful storm’s arrival later in the week. The first major hurricane of the season became a Category 2 storm on Aug. 22, and could strengthen even more in the coming days.
Amtrak Passengers Warned About Measles Exposure
Passengers who rode on Amtrak’s northeast regional train No. 171 last Wednesday may have been exposed to the measles. Virginia health officials issued the alert after a foreign visitor came down with the highly contagious illness.