Should news organizations pay celebs for their interviews? The issue hit the headlines this week amid reports that NBC had outbid its rivals at ABC by offering Paris Hilton $1 million to dish on her 45 days behind bars for violating her parole on a drunk-driving conviction.
What drives a mother to kill her own children? Gabriel Estrada did not leave any real clues about why she hanged her four young daughters before taking her own life in their Texas trailer home on Tuesday. (Three of the girls, aged 5, 3 and 21 months died; her 8-month-old baby survived.) Estrada, 25, brought to eight the number of Texas women who have murdered their children since the 2001 tragedy in which Andrea Yates drowned her five children in the bathtub. But while gruesome multiple...
In 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments was made law. It requires that "no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance," giving equal opportunity to women in school activities for the first time.
For the three Duke lacrosse players, the ordeal is over. Not only did North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announce last week that he was dropping all charges against them, but he went a step further and declared them innocent of the charges that they had sexually assaulted a stripper at a team party last year.
British cosmologist and gravity guru Stephen Hawking will be living every space geek's dream when he gets his first taste of zero gravity. The wheelchair-bound author of best sellers like "A Brief History of Time" is planning to fly weightless aboard the Zero Gravity Corp.'s specially modified G-Force One airplane, better known as the Vomit Comet, in April.