Three hostages who were freed last month by Kurdish and U.S. commandos during a rescue mission on an Islamic State compound in northern Iraq have provided detailed insight about their torturous experiences sitting on Islamic State's death row.
Acting on intelligence that the terrorist group was going to execute dozens of Iraqi prisoners, Kurdish forces, backed by U.S. special operations forces, freed nearly 70 IS-held captives during a late-October raid on an IS prison near the Iraqi town of Hawija that cost Delta Force Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler his life.
Wheeler, who is the first U.S. soldier publically known to be killed in the fight against IS, did not die in vain, as the mission spared the lives of dozens of Iraqis, including many Iraqi security forces who were to be slaughtered in the days following. more >>
They grow up so fast, don't they? That is especially true for one baby elephant struggling to bathe in a water-filled container.
A resident of the Elephant Nature Park, 1-year-old Navann recently attempted to bathe himself in a container.
Although he gets to the point of standing inside the plastic basin, immersing himself becomes quite a struggle. more >>
If you're a human being, odds are you've felt stress at some point in your life. It would be a miracle if you hadn't.
Whether it's a work assignment that must be completed by the close of business or a class exam on difficult material — stress happens.
Stress is not a mere byproduct of the demands of modern day society, but something that people have dealt with for ages. more >>
Former Nickelodeon teen star Kel Mitchell says his rekindled relationship with Christ has saved him from a life of suicidal depression and drug abuse after his time in the television spotlight came to a crashing halt.
Although Mitchell and "Saturday Night Live" star Kenan Thompson arrived on the Nickelodeon scene at the same time and co-starred in a few hit productions in the mid to late 1990s, such as "Kenan & Kel," "All That" and the movie "Good Burger," Mitchell's post-Nickelodeon career had struggled to gain traction or attention.
After the "Kenan & Kel" series came to a close in 2000, both Thompson and Mitchell tried out for SNL in 2003. Although Thompson was hired on as an SNL cast member, Mitchell's audition did not go well and he was not chosen to star in the NBC weekend sketch program. more >>
Black and white congregational leaders from churches across the United States are meeting to discuss how local churches can be catalysts for healing the racial divide and animosity toward police in blighted communities across the nation.
The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ronnie Floyd, will co-lead a conversation on racial unity next Wednesday in Jackson, Mississippi, along with Jerry Young, the head of America's largest African-American Baptist denomination, National Baptist Convention.
Floyd told The Christian Post that the conversation aims to spark a discussion among leaders on how churches can act to bring tangible change to the problems that are causing racial tensions in their towns. more >>
It is one of the most — if not the most — disturbing photos from the Vietnam War: a burned naked girl running down a road.
Only 9 years old at the time, Kim Phuc was trying to escape a napalm attack by American forces, her body severely burned, leaving many to wonder if she would survive.
Well, she did. "God [is] not finished with me yet," said Phuc when recounting her survival after doctors had written her off. more >>