With a husband working strictly on sales commission in a down economy, money has been tight for several years now for Laura Sowa. The Nashville woman works hard to keep things as normal as possible for her two daughters, but these days “normal” is being redefined. This hit home for Sowa recently as she listened to the girls playing “shopping trip” in the next room.
“It’s so funny,” Sowa says. “Samantha [...]
To coax her two daughters to sleep, British housewife Marina Chapman would tell them bedtime stories about growing up in the jungle. These were no fairy tales, though — they were based on her own life. At the age of 5, Chapman, who then lived in Colombia, was reportedly kidnapped and abandoned in the jungle, left for dead. She managed to join a tribe of capuchin monkeys, “copying what they ate and [...]
The mother of a five-year-old girl who was beaten to death by her father just a month after she was placed in his care is suing the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for $3 million.
Samantha Deal, whose daughter Serenity died in June 2011, said the state’s negligence led to the girl’s ‘untimely passing’ and is demanding $1 million for each of her two daughters and herself.
The mother is herself in prison after [...]
Bank Network close to bankruptcy freezes the accounts of thirty thousand customers. An investor: “I am no longer master of my money ‘- Video
“I am no longer master of my money.” In the words of Maximus is all the rage and impotence of those who from day to day has been denied by the bank’s money. He, indeed, is one of 30 thousand investors that Bank Network since May 31 last year blocked [...]
Here’s one graduate who may feel a little more senior than most: Ann Colagiovanni, 97 years old, is finally receiving her high school diploma.
The Depression-era student quit school at the age of 17, back in 1930s, to work in her father’s market.
The Ohio resident never returned to finish her education but instead became a student of life. She worked at the family store until the 1960s when [...]
The economic crisis across Europe has perhaps been most keenly felt in Greece, where people have taken to the streets in violent and emotional protests against the austeriy measures imposed on the nation.
In this heartbreaking dispatch from the streets of Athens, SUE REID finds mothers who have been forced to sell their own children in the battle for survival.
Once a month, usually on a Saturday, Kasiani Papadopoulou packs a bag [...]
An American hostage held by Al Qaeda urges Barack Obama to meet the militant group’s demands and set him free in a video released by Al Qaeda yesterday.
Warren Weinstein, who was taken prisoner in Pakistan last August, tells the U.S. President: ‘My life is in your hands,’ and says: ‘If you accept the demands, I live, if you don’t accept the demands, then I die.’
The two-minute 40-second video was posted [...]
(CNSNews.com) – Speaking Friday at what the administration called “The White House Forum on Women and the Economy,” President Barack Obama said that after his two daughters were born, he and his wife—both Harvard Law School graduates—could not afford the “luxury” of having her stay home with the children.
In 2005, when Obama began serving in the U.S. Senate (and his daughters turned 4 and 7), he and his wife were [...]
April 2, 2012
A Pakistani court jailed former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s three widows and two daughters for 45 days after finding them guilty of illegally staying in the country, their lawyers said on Monday.
In practice, that means they will serve 14 days in prison because they have been in detention since March 3. Bin Laden’s family members will eventually be deported to their home countries, the lawyers [...]
President Barack Obama and Turkey’s controversial Islamist prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have become such bosom buddies that Erdogan is giving Obama advice on raising his American daughters.
Obama, who met with Erdogan March 25 at the nuclear summit in South Korea, has already met with Erdogan numerous times. He touted their relationship as a “friendship” in a January interview that was hyped by Erdogan’s press allies.
The two met in South [...]
First Lady Michelle Obama laughed back tears during her appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman last night, as she recalled memories of her father, who suffered from multiple sclerosis.
Mrs Obama, making her debut appearance on the late night show Monday, talked about how she learned about the notion of unconditional love from her parents, and how it’s helped her become a better mother.
The interview’s serious turn was short, [...]
by Rob Wile
The US economy is much more than a series of stats. Rather, it’s a living entity, made up of individuals who experience highs and lows just like any trend in a chart. Paul Pittman, a US Air Force veteran, found himself riding the swings of nearly every economic indicator we follow. And when things seemed like they would only get worse for Pittman, they somehow got better. This is [...]
September 22, 2011
A woman and her family were shot by Libyan rebel fighters in a deadly attack because their last name was Gaddafi, it has been reported.
Mother-of-three Afaf Gaddafi was attempting to flee the war-torn country with her children and other family members over fears that their surname would land them in trouble.
Mistaken for Gaddafi loyalists, rebel fighters opened fire at them near [...]
A girl held captive for 18 years, enduring horrific abuse and neglect, filed a complaint against the United States Government.
The complaint filed on behalf of Jaycee Lee Dugard does not seek a specific amount for the circumstances she endured, but rather asks a judge to make a settlement decision after a case is presented.
Dugard was kidnapped in 1991 from her South Lake Tahoe street when she [...]
You will be in tears after reading so I recommend keeping the Kleenex box out. It really puts chasing arbitrary numbers on the screen and things our consumer-driven culture vales as “wealth” into perspective, IMO. I have no words. The loss of a beautiful girl makes life seem like a cruel joke. Don’t even know this family but crying for them.The end of the post [...]
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minneapolis mother is looking for the public’s help in finding a mob of teenage girls that she says assaulted her family.
The attack happened Thursday afternoon inside Folwell Park on Minneapolis’ north side.
Shawnee Twiet says she was in and out of consciousness when the attack happened.
“As soon as I hit the ground, I just started feeling just everything coming from everywhere,” Twiet said. “I mean blows coming [...]
ABC’s Matthew Jaffe (@jaffematt) reports:
In an animated rant that livened up an otherwise subdued press conference, President Obama today lit into Congress for failing to reach an agreement to raise the country’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling as an Aug. 2 deadline approaches, despite repeated urgings by the administration to do so. At one point he even reprimanded lawmakers by noting that his two daughters manage [...]
APRIL 25–The Baltimore teenager charged last week with the brutal beating of a McDonald’s patron was arrested last year for assaulting a woman following a dispute in the same restaurant, The Smoking Gun has learned.
Teonna Monae Brown, 18, was charged with two assault counts for allegedly attacking Danielle Dower, 38, last July. In October, a Baltimore County judge ruled that charges would not be [...]
They defending how the “poor” teachers are underpaid and how they are being unfairly attacked here in NJ (up visiting for the weekend). I pointed out that they are paid far more than the average American and they countered with the “you can’t include the unskilled workers when comparing income”. I asked why the workers were “unskilled” if they had gone through THEIR government schools?
I then turned to the far [...]