In a last ditch attempt to bear witness to the Royal Wedding, Estibalis Chavez, 19, staged a 16-day hunger strike in front of the British Embassy. As we reported last week, the stunt didn't land her an official invitation but a good samaritan ponied up enough money to get her on a plane and head to London.
Phoebe Snow had one of the most distinctive voices in pop music. It went silent Tuesday morning, more than a year after Snow suffered a brain hemorrhage. She was 58.
Snow was 22 when "Poetry Man" reached the Top 10 in 1975. The song sounded like nothing else on the radio. It was refreshing and unusual to see someone embraced on the strength of her voice and songwriting alone — and not her looks. She was not the prefab concoction we've come to know as a pop princess, yet Snow soon graced the cover of Rolling Stone.
Women and college students in favor of legalizing marijuana made an unusual case for it at the state capitol today, saying greater acceptance of pot could reduce alcohol-related sexual violence on campus.
Shortly after dawn on Friday morning — a full five hours before the show actually starts — Irene Bunn will plant herself in front of her TV, forget her worldly worries, and wait in joyous fascination for two people nearly a third her age to arrive at the altar and take their vows.
She's no drinker, but later in the day she'll make an exception and treat herself to a celebratory glass of wine.
"The Justice Department has dropped its long-running criminal investigation of a lawyer who publicly admitted leaking information about President George W. Bush's top-secret warrantless wiretapping program to The New York Times," Politico reports.
The National Solar Observatory is the nation’s top ground-based scientific program studying solar physics and space weather. Of six institutions competing to be the NSO’s new home, CU Boulder and the University of Alabama-Huntsville have been selected as finalists.
The Bible says that Christians should share each other's burdens, and for some, that means sharing the burden of medical bills. They join together in health care sharing ministries, usually paying monthly "shares" of a few hundred dollars or more to cover other members' health care expenses. They then get their own expenses covered in turn.
The automaker said Tuesday that net income rose to about $2.5 billion, up from $2 billion in the same quarter last year and its best first-quarter performance since 1998. Ford sold plenty of F-series pickup trucks and Explorer SUVs. But unlike in the past, when big gas-guzzlers were cash cows for American automakers, it's Ford's smaller, fuel-efficient cars that are driving its earnings.