For the first time, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden tells his story — speaking not just about the raid and the three shots that changed history, but about the personal aftermath for himself and his family. And the startling failure of the United States government to help its most experienced and skilled warriors carry on with their lives.
“No one who fights for this country overseas should ever [...]
A mother who was deemed insane after drowning her three-year-old daughter in the bathtub has been allowed to walk free from jail just three years later – because doctors say she regained her sanity.
Jennifer Bigham, from Modesto, California, admitted killing the toddler in 2010 and was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.
After doctors ruled she is now sane, Bigham has been allowed to walk free and was released [...]
A mother pleaded guilty Thursday to drowning her 4-year-old autistic son in a tub because she was too overwhelmed by the task of taking care of him.
Thirty-six year-old Patricia Corby of San Diego wrapped her son, Daniel, in a blanket after drowning him and put him in the back seat of her SUV, then drove to a police station.
She flagged down an officer and told him she had just killed [...]
Police have arrested a nanny accused of killing two small children in a luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s affluent Upper West Side.
The children’s mother came home to find the nanny wielding a knife and her two children, aged 3 and 5, dead in a bathtub, police said.
The nanny had also stabbed herself, police said.
Jurors took only two hours to reach the unanimous not guilty decisions on Avinash Treebhoowoon and Sandip Moneea
Members of the McAreavey family walked straight out of court when the verdicts were read out
Both accused broke down in tears on hearing the result
Michaela McAreavey had been found dead in bathtub of Mauritius hotel room
Michaela and husband John had only married twelve days before her death in January 2011
The grieving widower of murdered honeymoon [...]
Independent review of terrorism legislation points to government exaggeration of threat for political gain
June 29, 2012
An independent review of terrorism legislation in the UK notes that government rhetoric regarding terrorism is “exaggerated for political or commercial purposes” and that many more people are killed each year by bee stings.
The report by barrister David Anderson QC, highlights the fact that the average number of annual deaths as a result of terrorism [...]
A prominent Los Angeles photographer falsely accused of raping his twin baby daughters after he posted a picture of them all in the bathtub on Twitter has been cleared of any alleged crime.
Paul Rusconi, whose portrait of U.S. President Barack Obama’s once sold for $20,000, was arrested in Malibu in June 2011 after two distant relatives accused him of raping his 20-month-old children.
They acted, they said, after seeing what they [...]
Estrella Carrera, 26, married on Friday night and was last seen 2am on Saturday morning
Police issue arrest warrant for Arnoldo Jimenez
Cousin said she had a quickie wedding after an on-off relationship with Jimenez for 3 years
Relatives did not approve of relationship
Mother of 2-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter
Police are searching for the husband of a woman found stabbed to death in a bathtub still wearing her wedding dress on Sunday.
Arnoldo Jimenez, [...]
For a year, Julio Benitez, 61, has complained to his landlord about the unpatched walls, leaky bathtub and broken electrical outlets in his apartment. Down the hall, where Paul Fisette, 28, moved in a month ago, everything is new, from the paint to the appliances. When the garbage disposal broke recently, the landlord replaced it by 11 a.m. the next day.
Welcome to the New Hampshire, where the underprivileged and upscale [...]
Canadian stuntwoman reached 46mph on the motorised loo
Toilet needed repairs to broken chain and struggled on cobbled ground
It’s not just toilet humour – a Canadian stuntwoman has ridden her way into the record books on the fastest loo in the world.
Jolene Van Vugt, 31, managed to reach 46mph on the motorised toilet in the most rushed bathroom break of all time.
Ms Van Vugt’s remarkable achievement unseated previous record-holder, Edd China, who [...]
The Los Angeles coroner today released its 42-page final report on the death of Whitney Houston.
Click here to download a .pdf of the document.
According to the report, investigators discovered drug paraphernalia and apparent narcotics residue in the Beverly Hilton Hotel room where Houston, 48, died on February 11. The entertainer “possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol.”
Houston, who was discovered face down in [...]
TRENTON — Fending off fierce criticism for planning to lower flags at state buildings the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral, Gov. Chris Christie said the late singer is not a role model but has earned the honor as a cultural icon.
Christie said he’s disturbed people are disparaging Houston’s accomplishments because of her troubles with substance abuse.
“This is a disease that some people struggle with and conquer on a day-to-day basis, and [...]
Bathtub Party Day
There are “showers” for babies and brides, so why not a Bathtub Party day? Someone is trying to get you to feel nostalgic, relaxed or get you in trouble with this holiday. Wellcat suggests enjoying the luxury of a hot bath. The more bubbles the better. It even suggests “inviting a few friends.”
There’s no rhyme or reason to celebrate Bathtub Party Day on Dec. 5. [...]
We’re over at my brother’s house right now where there is power. A crew was working on the lines about 3/4 mile from our house, so we’ll likely have power in a bit. The biggest gaps in our summer time preps could be filled by the following (in order of priority, ease of implementation, expense):
more drinking water storage containers.
rain barrels to make getting wash/toilet water easier. [...]
The Fed mutiny has arrived:
HOENIG SAYS U.S. HAS `DEEPLY’ UNDERMINED FREE-MARKET CAPITALISM
HOENIG WARNS OF ESCALATING SERIES OF CRISES WITH RISING COSTS
HOENIG: LARGE FINANCIAL FIRMS CAN EXPECT BAILOUTS IN FUTURE
HOENIG SAYS BIG FINANCIAL FIRMS MUST NOT HOLD ECONOMY `HOSTAGE’
HOENIG: LARGE FIRMS WERE `GAMING’ CAPITAL STANDARDS PRE-CRISIS
HOENIG:BIG FIRMS `HAVE SIGNIFICANT INCENTIVES’ TO INCREASE RISK
HOENIG: TOO-BIG-TO-FAIL FIRMS POSE `GREATEST RISK’ TO ECONOMY
HOENIG SAYS BIG FINANCIAL FIRMS ENJOY `HUGE’ FUNDING ADVANTAGE
And the last [...]
Here are some statistics from the year 1909
The average life expectancy was 47 years.
Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average wage in 1909 was 22 cents per hour.
The average worker [...]