Seconds after Joe Berti, 43, crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the first bomb exploded. Joe’s wife, Amy, was near the finish line to take a photograph of her husband finishing the 26.2 mile race. He was uninjured.
Shortly after, the second bomb exploded.
Amy was only 10 yards away from the bomb and was also miraculously unhurt, although, the woman next to her had her leg torn off from the [...]
A newly released photograph taken from the International Space Station shows the rarely seen phenomenon of internal waves – colossal movements of water spanning kilometers that ripple under the surface of the Earth’s oceans.
Observed above the Caribbean island of Trinidad in January, internal waves are seldom encountered and hardly ever photographed, but have been known to affect submariners and oil rig workers with their enormous power.
The appearance of the waves [...]
Barack Obama has released a picture of him skeet shooting in an attempt to silence gun lobby critics who doubted if he had ever fired a gun in the ongoing gun control debate in Washington.
The photograph of the president doing some recreational shooting at Camp David last August was released on Friday, after Mr Obama said in an interview that he enjoyed blowing off some steam at the range.
Skeptics took [...]
Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year.
In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.
The women spoke through a translator [...]
From The Burning Platform:
A CAR SAYS a lot about its owner, perhaps a lot more than the owner might suspect.
In an extensive examination of automated license-plate tracking technology, The Wall Street Journal reports that the new tracking devices have the capacity to do more than a one-shot confirmation whether a car is legally registered, but over time build a picture of the driver’s habits, travel routes, and destinations.
And there is [...]
The Obama campaign produced a poster of an American flag, with Obama’s “O” symbol replacing the field of stars, as an item of campaign merchandise, selling for $35. The image was tasteless at best. It is hard to imagine any other politician arrogant enough to remake the flag in his own image:
Barack Obama, however, has never been one to be deterred by bad taste. The larger problem was that, as [...]
A fugitive described as “China’s most dangerous man” was shot dead by police in the south-western city of Chongqing yesterday, ending a four-day manhunt involving thousands of officers and soldiers.
The unusually high-profile chase – followed by the country’s media with a level of detail rarely seen – culminated when Zhou Kehua, accused of killing nine people and committing a string of armed robberies, was cornered and killed in an alleyway [...]
A Chinese warship recently ran aground in the South China Sea, an embarrassing incident that has highlighted international tensions over Beijing’s increasing military power and disputes among China’s neighbors.
Inside the Ring obtained the first photograph of the Chinese ship that was beached July 7 and stranded for 10 days. The photo was taken by a Philippines military photographer during a flight over the disputed HalfMoon Shoal that both Beijing and Manila claim [...]
President Obama has been criticised by Turkish lawmakers over a White House photograph showing him speaking on the phone with the prime minister of Turkey while wielding a baseball bat.
The odd image shows the president seated at his desk holding a bat autographed by baseball great Hank Aaron while talking with Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan about the crisis in Syria.
Political figures in Turkey have interpreted the picture as vaguely menacing and branded [...]
Ron Paul Supporters in Poland Greet Mitt Romney
Romney Greeted by Ron Paul Supporters – 03:35 p.m. CET (8:35 a.m. EST) - Mitt and Ann Romney were greeted upon arriving for a meeting with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk by hundreds of people lining the narrow streets here, some of whom held signs for another U.S. presidential candidate, Ron Paul.
The large sign read “Polish Choice – R. Paul” with a photograph of Paul.
(CNN) – When five teenagers sat down and posed for a picture at Copco Lake in 1982, they didn’t plan on making it a tradition. But that’s what it became.
Every five years for the past three decades, John Wardlaw, John Dickson, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney and John Molony have been meeting at the California lake and taking the same photo.
The first photograph of the high school friends was just happenstance. Wardlaw, [...]
The Spokesman-Review must provide information that could identify an anonymous reader who typed a disparaging online comment about the chairwoman of the Kootenai County Republican Party in February, an Idaho judge ruled Tuesday.
The attorney for the chairwoman, Tina Jacobson, subpoenaed information about the identities of three Huckleberries Online readers who commented under assumed names below a photograph featuring Jacobson.
Under the name “almostinnocentbystander,” the commenter questioned whether $10,000 reportedly missing from [...]
Air National Guards pictured nursing their children at Fairchild base, near Spokane, Washington
One Facebook comment compared image to ‘defecating’ in uniform
Founder of Mom2Mom Breastfeeding Support Group says ‘We are not disgracing the uniform, we are very proud’
A photograph of servicewomen breastfeeding in public while wearing uniform has ignited a global debate.
The picture shows two mothers, Terran Echegoyen-McCabe and Christina Luna, both in active service, nursing their babies on an Air Force [...]
It never used to be like this. The moment Egyptians finally lost their respect for President Hosni Mubarak, whose joyless grin dominated their lives for three decades, came when a state newspaper carried a photograph of Middle East leaders at the White House grotesquely photoshopped to show him standing not behind but in front of President Obama.
Now men like Amr Moussa, used to receiving sheikhs and monarchs with due pomp [...]
Aesha Mohammadzai was horrifically disfigured and left for dead for trying to flee abusive forced marriage
The 22-year-old fled to America, aged 18, for reconstructive surgery and won political asylum
Aesha now battling to put traumatic past behind her and adapt to her new life
It was the image that woke up the world to the shocking horrors faced by women in Afghanistan.
The photograph of Aesha Mohammadzai, whose nose and ears were hacked off as [...]
DENVER (AP) — A bear that became famous after it was tranquilized and fell from a tree at the University of Colorado died when it was hit by two cars after returning to town, likely looking for food.
A photograph captured an image of the 280-pound black bear in midair, its arms and legs spread, after it was tranquilized April 26. It was relocated 50 miles away to the mountains and [...]
It is an image that captured an epic moment in U.S. history – a sailor locked in a passionate kiss with a nurse in New York City’s Times Square at the end of World War II.
For decades, the identity of the pair in the 1945 photograph has been disputed.
Now, a new book promises to resolve the long-held mystery by revealing 89-year-olds George Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer Friedman as the couple [...]
A teenage girl is suing two classmates for libel after claiming they had bullied her on Facebook.
Alex Boston, 14, and her parents decided to take the legal action after the youngster’s school and the police said they were powerless to help.
Miss Boston claims the classmates created a fake Facebook account in her name which included a photograph of her which had been distorted.
Unhappy: Alex Boston, 14, centre, is suing two [...]
Rutgers University are investigating an article called ‘What About the Good Things that Hitler Did?’ that was published in the school’s satirical newspaper and falsely attributed to a Jewish student.
The piece, which included lines such as ‘give Hitler a little thanks’ , was written under Aaron Marcus’s name and his photograph appears beside the article.
Marcus, who lost family in the Holocaust, only found out about the piece when a friend [...]
March 20, 2012
… protesters and their legal advisers were surprised yesterday to learn that the size of their bail was being affected by whether defendants were willing to have the distinctive patterns of their irises photographed and logged into a database.
Police and courts have been photographing irises since 2010, once at booking and once on arraignment. The practice is a response to a couple of instances in which [...]
This is getting more and more ridiculous by the day. Do these people have any connection to reality?
by Chris Cheesman
Photographers who compose a picture in a similar way to an existing image risk copyright infringement, lawyers have warned following the first court ruling of its kind.
UK souvenir maker Temple Island Collection Ltd has won a ruling against New English Teas which it had accused of breaching copyright by using a photo [...]
2012 Chevrolet Volt.
Photograph by: Derek McNaughton, Postmedia News
General Motors attempted to clarify last week conflicting reports on whether the automaker was willing to buy back Chevy Volts from owners worried about battery safety.
“The program we put in place (earlier this week) hasn’t changed,” said Faye Roberts, GM Canada spokeswoman. “We’re going to reach out to our Volt customers and make them aware of the investigation and as part of that, we [...]
From Sovereign Man:
Did you hear about the latest civil unrest in Syria? Police in full riot gear swarmed peaceful students who were staging a completely nonviolent, human-chain sit-in at a university campus.
The Syrian police came up at point-blank range and hosed these kids down with pepper spray. If you’ve never been assaulted with pepper spray before, let me assure you that it is easily one of the most uncomfortable experiences [...]
Are you an unhinged billionaire? Are you a sucker for impulse buys? Do you sit around wondering if the fellow née Nicolas Kim Coppola is an immortal Confederate soldier who feasts on human blood? Then have I got an eBay purchase for you, pilgrim!
Behold this recent auction titled “Nicolas Cage is a Vampire / Photo from 1870 / Tennessee”:
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Twitter user @SanaGoldan tweeted, “DJing Cactus club yaletown and Cash Cab is filming outside!!” 15 hours ago and captured this photo of the Cash Cab. It is still unconfirmed if the Cash Cab was involved in the accident but a staff member at Drake towing confirmed that the production’s follow vehicle — a van with electronics — was at their lot on Saturday [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted to posting lewd photos of himself on Twitter at a Monday afternoon press conference.
While addressing the media at the Sheraton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, Weiner made the following statement: “Last Friday night I tweeted a photograph of myself that I intended to send as direct message as part of a joke to a woman in Seattle. Once I realized [...]
A new woman has come forward with what she claims are photographs, chats, and emails with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). These appear to undermine severely Rep. Weiner’s explanations that he was the victim of a “prank” or a “hack.”
The detailed new information suggests that the Brooklyn- and Queens-based representative and the young woman in question were involved in an online, consensual relationship involving the mutual [...]
AN assailant has sprayed a Roman Catholic priest with flammable liquid and set him alight during mass in a church in Lithuania, police in the Baltic state say.
Father Remigijus Kuprys, 46, managed to extinguish the flames with the help of worshippers, but suffered facial burns.
The attack occurred during the service on Thursday in the central Lithuanian town of Jonava, when a 42-year-old local resident sprayed [...]