Osama’s path to fanaticism

Osama’s path to fanaticism

Osama bin Laden was born into one of Saudi Arabia’s most prosperous families, but he left home in search of revolution, found a path of fanaticism, inspired a murderous organization that terrorized the West, and ultimately became the most wanted man in the world. The most intense manhunt in history finally caught up with bin […]

Air strikes kill Gadhafi’s son, grandchildren

Air strikes kill Gadhafi’s son, grandchildren

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi escaped a NATO missile strike in Tripoli that killed one of his sons and three young grandchildren, a government spokesman said early Sunday. Hours later, Gadhafi’s forces shelled a besieged rebel port in a sign that the airstrike had not forced a change in regime tactics. NATO’s attack on a Gadhafi […]

Trump takes obscenity-laced road show to Vegas

Trump takes obscenity-laced road show to Vegas

Real estate developer and TV showman Donald Trump fueled speculation that he’ll enter the 2012 White House race, assuring a crowd of supporters at a Las Vegas casino that he is seriously weighing a presidential run in a speech laced with the F-word. The setting Thursday night was fitting for the casino mogul whose moniker […]

Obama accuses oil companies of profiteering

Obama accuses oil companies of profiteering

President Barack Obama says oil companies are profiting from rising pump prices and he wants Congress to end $4 billion in annual tax breaks for the oil and gas industry. “These tax giveaways aren’t right,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday. “They aren’t smart. And we need to end them.” Drivers […]

Obama’s dad was forced to leave Harvard

Obama’s dad was forced to leave Harvard

President Barack Obama’s father was forced to leave Harvard University before completing his Ph.D. in economics because the school was concerned about his personal life and finances, according to newly public immigration records. Harvard had asked the Immigration and Naturalization Service to delay a request by Barack Hussein Obama Sr. to extend his stay in […]

Tornado victims had just minutes to find safety

Tornado victims had just minutes to find safety

A Georgia salon owner and her two daughters — Sky and Stormy — climbed inside a tanning bed while a tornado ripped the roof off their business. A Virginia couple scrambled under their garage’s wooden steps after a twister ripped off their home’s roof. Mississippi mobile home park residents found shelter in a Baptist church, […]

Picking up the pieces after a tornado strikes

Picking up the pieces after a tornado strikes

It was bad enough that a tornado obliterated Derrick Keef’s house. Worse still was the heartbreaking scavenger hunt for his most priceless possessions strewn across the devastated neighborhood. His guns were in the ruins of a neighbor’s home. A Christmas heirloom shared space in a ditch with broken glass and jagged nails. And his 7-year-old […]

Storms devastate South, kill at least 85

Storms devastate South, kill at least 85

Fierce storms that spawned tornadoes roared across the South, killing at least 85 people as they wiped out homes and businesses, forced a nuclear power plant to use backup generators and even prompted the evacuation of a National Weather Service office. The death toll was staggering — at least 61 killed in Alabama alone, a […]