A North Carolina teen who went missing over a year ago has been found and her suspected abductor arrested, FBI officials said. Hailey Elizabeth Burns, now 17-years-old, was discovered at a Duluth, Georgia home, reports CBS affiliate WNCN. Suspect Michael Ren Wysolovsk, 31, is now facing unspecified charges. “Hailey has been reunited with her parents. They are grateful for the outpouring of support they have received while she’s been missing,” the FBI said in a statement. Burns’ parents found a diary entry in May 2016 in which she detailed plans to run away with an older man she met online, according to the report.
If you're a parent who has a fear of confrontation, let Mary Katherine Backstorm be your inspiration! The Southern mom was in the checkout line at Target when she noticed a young boy and girl - roughly 11 or 12 years old - in front of her, snickering at the cashier, who had clearly suffered a "very devastating accident and cranial reconstructive surgery."
A U.S. official denied reports that Trump was considering pulling out of peace negotiations between Israel and Palestinians after a rift opened up in the first meeting between Trump aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat reported Saturday that the meeting between Kushner and Abbas had been “tense.” Abbas was allegedly furious when Kushner relayed a set of demands from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a translation of the report by the Jerusalem Post. Israeli daily Haaretz reported that Palestinian officials were “greatly disappointed” following their Wednesday meeting with Kushner and Jonathan
In the mid '60s, Gene Roddenberry created a show that would become one of the most important sci-fi franchises in history. It's a utopian vision of the future that has produced some of the firsts on television, including the first interracial kiss. The creator instigated a number of rules that have been followed for every single iteration of Star Trek that has come since. Until this year. The newest show in the Star Trek franchise won't follow one of Roddenberry's general guidelines. Throughout the decades, Star Trek writers have avoided putting Starfleet members into direct conflict with one another. That's one of the rules that creates Star Trek's idea of the future, where humanity has reached
The following story, "No, White Friend - You Weren't 'Embarrassed' by Barack Obama," was originally published on JohnPavlovitz.com. I remember the day after the Election, a friend of mine who happens to be white, remarked on social media that he "finally wasn't embarrassed of America and our President."
An Alabama man remains in serious condition at a Florida hospital after he was robbed at gunpoint and shot early Friday while vacationing with his family in Turks and Caicos, police said. The injured tourist, identified as Keven Newman of Alabama, was transported to a local hospital, but had to be medically evacuated to the United States for further treatment. Newman, who lives in Smiths Station in eastern Alabama, was on vacation in Turks and Caicos with his wife and son when he was shot.