American and Pakistani officials are reporting that a CIA drone strike killed Al Qaeda’s number two man, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, on Saturday. If the news is true, this could be yet another blow to the organization's high command, following the death of Osama bin Laden in May. But a senior Pakistani security official in the region told Agence France yesterday that he doubts the reports are true, and others have been unable to confirm whether Rahman has in fact been killed.
Last night, during the holy month of Ramadan, Libyan rebel forces flooded into the capital of Tripoli, battling with Col. Moammar Gadhafi loyalists and capturing two of Gadhafi's sons. Civilians were celebrating in the streets over what may be the end of Gadhafi's 42 years in power of Libya. Fighting during the holy month is considered particularly offensive. Are there exceptions for revolutions such as this one?
We're checking in on how Libyans are responding to the events that transpired there last night, after rebel forces entered of the capital city of Libya to battle with loyalists to Col. Moammar Gadhafi, and demand he step down after 42 years in power of the country. The rebels captured two of Gadhafi's sons, and people rejoiced in the streets of Tripoli as President Obama and other world leaders called for the leader to relinquish his power.
New archeological evidence suggests that what may have kept our early ancestors alive were their grandparents. According to Dr. Rachel Caspari, a biological anthropologist and author of the article, "The Evolution of Grandparents," the emergence of three generation families nearly 35,000 years ago may have been the key to helping early human societies expand.
Now that New York has become the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage, thousands of gay and lesbian couples will have the chance to say their "I Dos" in the Empire State. And with that announcement, wedding planners around the city are predicting a big boom in business.
In December 2007, A.J. Larson, 20, was behind the wheel of his car, texting his girlfriend, when he accidentally drove through a stop sign and was struck by a garbage truck. Larson was killed in the accident.