A quick-thinking and brave 91-year-old great-grandmother's assertions about faith to an armed gunman saved her life on Saturday.
The woman, whose identity has been withheld for safety reasons, woke up in her Horn Lake, Mississippi, home on Saturday morning to find a gun pointed at her head. The armed robber had broken into her home and made threats to end her life which prompted the witty senior to proclaim her faith.
Republican state Sen. Patrick Anderson of Oklahoma has proposed a bill that seeks to ban persons with a DUI conviction from buying alcohol for a set time period, but legal experts say it would be difficult to enforce and one attorney worries how it might affect religious persons who take communion with wine.
The proposal highlighted in Senate Bill 30 (SB30) would also require that a notation of the restriction from purchasing alcohol be affixed to the driver license of the person convicted of the charge.
"In the case of a person convicted of operating or being in control of a motor vehicle while the person was under the influence of alcohol, order the person to abstain or refrain from consuming alcohol for such period as the court shall determine and to require that a notation of this restriction be affixed to the person's driver license at the time of reinstatement of the license and notice of the order shall be given to the Department of Public Safety," noted the proposal. more >>
Beverly Johnson has revealed how her life has changed after coming forth last month to accuse Bill Cosby of attempting to drug her.
Cosby, the 77-year-old comedian who became popular in the 1980s and 1990s and starred on the hit family sitcom "The Cosby Show," has recently been the subject of media scrutiny due to the rising number of allegations brought against him. Lately, a number of women have come forth, alleging that Cosby sexually assaulted them years ago.
After Johnson, the first black model to grace the cover of American Vogue, told her story about how Cosby allegedly attempted to drug her in the mid 1980s, she spoke about inspiring women to tell their own stories of abuse. more >>
The man suspected of killing Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son Tyrese Ruffin in 2013 is back in police custody after turning himself in Tuesday.
Joseph Robert Patterson was dating Tyrese's mother whom he lived with when he called 911 to allege that the 2-year-old boy stopped breathing after choking on a snack. However, prosecutors said Patterson beat the toddler which resulted in the young boy's death.
Last June, Patterson allegedly assaulted Tyrese's mother and faces aggravated assault and kidnapping charges, according to the Associated Press. Although he was released on $2 million bond in September, the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant for Patterson recently. more >>
Update 8:21 am ET: The number of confirmed deaths in the shooting spree at a satirical newspaper in Paris is now 12, up from 11.
At least 11 people have been killed in Paris after two masked gunmen stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, French President Francois Hollande confirmed. The newspaper attracted controversy and was burned in 2011 after it published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, deemed insulting to the Muslim world.
Episcopal Church of Maryland Bishop Heather Cook, 58, may have been too shocked to check if she really hit a cyclist in an incident that claimed the life of 41-year-old married father of two, Thomas Palermo, on a Baltimore roadway on Dec. 27, according to a conversation she had with a clergyman shortly after the tragedy occurred.
Her shock after the incident was highlighted in a statement from the church after a closed door meeting with more than 100 Episcopal clergy at the Claggett Center in Buckeystown, Maryland, on Tuesday.
According to the statement, Rev. Scott Slater, chief assistant to Diocesan Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton who fielded a call from Cook immediately after the incident and later joined her at the scene, addressed the clergy and fielded questions from them to take back answers to their concerned parishioners. more >>