While streaming live on Facebook early Saturday, a Memphis musician doused his body in kerosene before fatally setting himself on fire in what police are calling a suicide. Media reports say that Jared McLemore, 33, began filming outside Murphy’s Bar before lighting himself on fire and running offscreen into the crowded tavern, where witnesses say he was aflame from head ...Read More »
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Miss USA scandal already?
The newly-crowned Miss USA is already under fire. Kara McCullough, of the District of Columbia, was asked during Sunday night’s pageant whether she thinks that affordable health care for all U.S. citizens is a right or a privilege. She said it is a privilege. “As a government employee, I’m granted health care and I see firsthand that for one to have health ...Read More »
Drug cartels heavily rely on GPS devices to track shipments, feds say – Drug bust netting 7.9 tons of cocaine dubbed ‘one of the largest in history’
The GPS has increasingly become a drug dealer’s new partner in crime. Drug-smuggling groups are relying on the device to keep tabs on drug packages as they wind their way through Central America to the United States, according to published reports. The criminals attach the drug shipments to buoys, send them off in the Pacific Ocean, and use signals they ...Read More »
Afghan government welcomes Kabul's 'butcher'
KABUL, Afghanistan – He is known simply as the “Butcher of Kabul” and, after 20 years in self-imposed exile, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned last week to the Afghan capitol he once mercilessly massacred. President Ghani and members of his national unity government warmly welcomed the warlord. After fighting the Soviet Union and the Afghan communist government during the 1980s with his ...Read More »
Green: My lighthouse faith
Editor’s note: The following column excerpted from Lauren Green’s new book, “Lighthouse Faith: God as a Living Reality in a World Immersed in Fog” (Thomas Nelson, 2017). I have no doubt that there are places on earth with spiritual powers. They are abodes of solace and security—places like churches, of course, but also bucolic settings of verdant meadows, quiet rivers, or ...Read More »
Forgotten Italian Corvettes
Indecisive design hobbled the Corvette at its introduction in 1953 as Chevrolet timidly attempted to interpret European trends while giving the car a distinctive American identity. Fortunately, designers eventually found their groove and established a signature style whose cues carry through to today’s Stingray. That hasn’t stopped Italian design firms from offering their own interpretations of the Corvette over the ...Read More »
HARD TRUTH – Opioid deaths spur grimly candid obits
Andrew Oswald kept a secret. Friends and neighbors in his hometown of Hamilton, N.J., knew Oswald as a gifted writer, a music buff and the kind of guy parents wanted their sons to hang around and their daughters to date. On Jan. 27, Andrew died at the age of 23. His parents unsparingly shared his secret in his obituary. “Our ...Read More »
Ford GT first drive
The Ford GT is the most clutch car ever made, even though it has an automatic transmission. It was built for one reason: to win the top production class at the last year’s 24Hours of Le Mans and mark the 50th anniversary of the company’s legendary victory over Ferrari with another. We’re talking about the most grueling and competitive sports ...Read More »