A mother who gave up her unplanned child for adoption when she was just 19 years old made a startling discovery after it was revealed that she and the child had actually worked together before.
Wendy Novak was pretty much not ready for motherhood that resulted from a date rape. Despite getting pregnant against her will, it never occurred to her, though, to have the baby aborted. Rather, she decided to proceed with the pregnancy and gave her up for adoption at the Lutheran Social Services in North Dakota.
"The Finest Hours," released nationwide Friday, is a Walt Disney Pictures film with a plot taken right from the history books. In the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's famous rescue, the Hollywood film showcases the hope and faith of the brave men out at sea.
In 1952, a massive winter storm split an oil tanker in two, off the coast of Cape Cod, trapping more than 30 sailors on board. The Coast Guard heard about the ship in distress and set out on a daring rescue attempt in which mostly every man on board was rescued. The heroic event is now a movie based on a book by the same name.
"The Finest Hours" stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana. more >>
NEW YORK — Actors Kevin Sorbo and Alan Powell who star in the film "Caged No More" reveal shocking statistics about sex trafficking, the world's fastest-growing crime, and how the newly released movie is educating and empowering people to take action and save lives.
"I knew it existed, I didn't know it was to this level. I always thought, 'Oh it's in Asia, it's in Russia, it's in some other country.' [But] not here," Sorbo said about human trafficking during an interview with The Christian Post. "It's always been there, we're just more aware of it now."
Much like his co-star, Powell also didn't realize how prevalent the horrific crime is. "I read the script and said, there's no way this really happens," he revealed. The young actor said it really hit him when he was sent articles of human trafficking incidents that happened in his home town just miles away from where he lives. more >>
Reality star Kristin Cavallari's brother has reportedly been missing for more than one week now under what authorities deem as "suspicious" circumstances.
Michael Cavallari was first reported missing after his 2014 Honda Civic was spotted abandoned on Interstate 70 on Nov. 27. Utah's Grand County Sheriff Steven White said Kristin Cavallari's brother's disappearance is considered suspicious because the car was simply abandoned a few days after Thanksgiving, according to the Independent.
Officer White said the car may have hit a rock on the side of the road, but they are still investigating the incident. more >>
A Danish photographer who was held captive for 13 months by the Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria has finally spoken out about his tortuous detention, which included periods where he was not allowed to sit for days, and an instance where he was forced to dance with IS' most notorious executioner.
Daniel Rye Ottosen, a freelance photographer from Odense, Denmark, was captured by the Islamic State in 2013 and held with other European and American journalists and aid workers who were eventually featured in the group's widely publicized video beheadings that were carried out by famed black-masked executioner, Kuwaiti-born Mohammed Emwazi — also known by the nickname "Jihadi John."
Fortunately for Ottosen, he did not suffer the same fate as Americans James Foley, Peter Kassig and Steven Sotloff or Britons Alan Henning and David Haines. With the help of his sister, a fundraising campaign was established through Facebook to pay an approximate ransom of $2.28 million to the terrorist group to secure his release. more >>
Witnesses have come forward to support the civil lawsuit filed by the sons of Jee Jing Hang, one among many of the missing passengers of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Datuk Arunan Selvaraj, lead counsel of Hang's two teenaged sons, said that the new witnesses held vital information to help strengthen the civil case against a collection of authorities and organizations responsible for the event, such as the Malaysian Government, the Malaysia Airlines, the Malaysia air force, civil aviation authorities, and the immigration department.
Selvaraj refused to reveal their witnesses as of yet, but has stated that the lawyers will not be summoning Mario Balotelli, the Italian footballer who claimed terrorist suspects and was consulted by investigators during the initial investigation of the case. more >>