Author Archive for: ‘Kristen M. Foster’

Libya Strike Ends 15-Year Hunt for Abu Anas al-Libi

“Members of al-Qa’ida and other terrorist organizations literally can run but they can’t hide,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in reference to this weekend’s US military raids aimed at al-Shabaab militants in Somalia and Libyan, Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, a.k.a., Abu Anas al-Libi. Al-Libi was wanted for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of US Embassies in Kenya (right) and …

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Dario Franchitti Hospitalized in Houston Race

An airborne crash during an Indy car race in Houston has left 13 spectators injured and driver Dario Franchitti in fair condition. Franchitti was driving the car that crashed and he is apparently awake and alert at Memorial Hermann hospital where he will be held overnight. Most of the other injured parties were treated at the scene, a few were …

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Typhoon Fitow Pummels China’s Coast

The east coast of China sustained the ravages of Typhoon Fitow, having been warned of the impending storm Sunday by the National Meteorological Centre in a red alert (the highest level). The typhoon is expected to weaken quickly as it makes its way northwest. Above is some raw footage of the typhoon. Thousands of citizens were evacuated, according to Xinhua …

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Rafael Nadal Advances to #1 Ranking

As Rafael Nadal advances to the final of the China Open, he also captures the #1 ranking, even if he loses to Novak Djokovic in the Sunday final. Arriving in China on Monday, Nadal last held the position in July 2011, as reported by Associated Press. Djokovic previously held the ranking for over 100 weeks, but this season has witnessed …

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Al-Shabaab Refuge Raided by US Navy SEALs

In the early dark of Saturday, a US Navy SEAL strike in southern Somalia failed to obtain the intended target, Associated Press reports. The objective, an unidentified leader of the militant group al-Shabaab, is connected to the late September mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya. US military officials, speaking to AP, have confirmed the raids but released little other information so …

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Goldie Hawn Glitters at amfAR Gala in Brazil

Academy Award winning actress, Goldie Hawn, was just one of the celebrities to grace the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Rio de Janeiro this 4 October. The event held by the The Foundation for AIDS Research was located at the Copacabana Palace to raise HIV and AIDS study funding. Hawn and fashion icon Kenneth Cole were the honorary chairs for the …

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Chuck Hagel Announces Return of DOD Employees

On Saturday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that “most” of the Pentagon’s 400,000 furloughed civilian employees will return to work starting Monday. The Pentagon, interpreting the Pay Our Military Act—a measure passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama just before the Government Shutdown to commit to paying military servicemen through the closure—is applying it to …

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Seth Rogen: Hobby Lobby, “The Interview”, “…The End”

Seth Rogen may well rank among the busiest guys in Hollywood. This week, the star is grabbing the headlines over Hobby Lobby turmoil, casting for his new film and the DVD release of his hit, This Is The End. For his Twitter followers, Rogen is keeping the arts and crafts big box store Hobby Lobby in the hot seat over …

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Randy Neugebauer, New Lightning Rod in USG Outage

On a Tuesday local news program (shown here), Representative Randy Neugebauer (R-Tex.) shared his frustrations over the government shutdown that became official Monday at midnight. By Wednesday, the representative found himself the source of frustrations over a Washington, D.C.-based NBC affiliate video of him reprimanding a Park Service ranger who was following orders to prevent visitors from entering the World …

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Lindsey Vonn May Compete 5-Weeks Ahead of Schedule

In non-squirrel-related, Lindsey Vonn-related news, the world-class skier is reconsidering the idea of competing in the alpine skiing, World Cup opener at the end of the month. During the US Olympic Committee media summit on Wednesday, Vonn reported, “I’m feeling so strong and ready that I’m bringing that possibility back into the mix.” If Vonn does compete in the event …

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Kim Raver and William Devane Reprise “24” Roles

Fox’s reprise of its original innovative series, 24, announced today that it will welcome back to the cast Kim Raver and William Devane. Devane—as Secretary of Defense James Heller—and Raver—as his daughter, Audrey Raines—left the original series rather tragically, with Raver catatonic. Wondering if Raver will spend the next 24 hrs comatose in 24: Live Another Day? The premise, revealed …

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Adrienne Maloof Zings with New, Younger, Beau

A May-December (24-year-old, 52-year-old) romance? Why yes, and December is in heels this time, at least in the case of former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Adrienne Maloof. Maloof’s new beau is Jacob Busch (of the Anheuser-Busch family). She departed the Housewives reality series after closing the third season in March. Extra grabbed a few quotes from Maloof …

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