He thought his best days were behind him, but as it turns out — they're just ahead. The odds were stacked against Liyjon DeSilva, a 20-year-old homeless Texas student whose mother passed away when he was just five years old.
Ariel Sharon, the influential former prime minister of Israel who had a hand in many of the country's most defining events, died Saturday at the age of 85 at a hospital in Tel Aviv. He passed away after eight years in a coma after suffering a debilitating stroke that left him comatose.
A 34-year-old former Navy reservist was the source of chaos and havoc Monday at the secure military facility Washington Navy Yard, when he entered the compound with three firearms and killed 12 people, and injured eight others. But who is Aaron Alexis, and what was his motivation for the mass shooting that brings to mind Army Maj. Nidal Hasan's attack at a military base in Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009, which killed 13 people?
Newlywed Jessica Kensky Downes and Patrick Downes, who each lost a leg due to a bomb explosion at the Boston Marathon on Monday, have experienced first-hand the evil humans are capable of, but they have also witnessed the goodness in mankind. Less than a week after the Boston Marathon bombing, people across the United States – many complete strangers to the Downes – have donated nearly $600,000 to help the couple with their medical bills.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may have intentionally fired his gun in his mouth in an attempted suicide Friday evening as police closed in, which would explain his reported throat injury and why he is unable to currently speak.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is reportedly in serious condition as he remains hospitalized in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston – the same hospital where his 26-year-old brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev died Friday from wounds. As the younger Tsarnaev faces possible federal terrorism charges as soon as today, intelligence experts are raising question if the Tsarnaev brothers are the "future face" of terrorism in the U.S.
The fifth and final episode of "The Bible" miniseries on The History Channel started with the High Priest Caiaphas contemplating how to kill Jesus without stoning him, which is the punishment for the charge of blasphemy. Caiaphas is afraid that if he stones Jesus, then there will be an uprising among Jesus' followers.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square Tuesday morning to witness the inauguration of Pope Francis as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, who again used his platform to advocate for the poor.
"The Bible" episode 3, shown on Sunday evening on The History Channel, spends much of its first half on the history of the Jewish captivity under Nebuchadnezzar II, king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, who destroys the Frist Temple and takes the Jews captive to Babylon.
The newly elected Pope Francis I, or Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, 76, told the thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square that "it seems like my brothers have chosen someone from far away, so here I am."