Articles By Melanie Jones
Before he became president, "Barry" Obama was an eight-year-old boy living in Indonesia under the care of Evie, a transgender woman in Jakarta. Today, his ex-nanny is forced to hide her identity to avoid being beaten or killed, and her powerful story sheds a light on the abuse suffered by the transgender community at the hands of orthodox Muslims in Indonesia.
Anonymous has taken to Twitter to downplay the incident and to warn users after Symantec released a report claiming that anti-Anonymous hackers had duped the "hactivist" collective into adding Zeus Trojan malware to a guide for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Bridges, best known for his impression of President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, was found dead Saturday in his Los Angeles home at age 48. Watch his most masterful performances here, including when he and President Bush spoke side-by-side at the White House Correspondent's Association dinner in 2006.
Mitt Romney won the Washington Republican caucuses, his third straight win ahead of Super Tuesday on March 6, with Ron Paul and Rick Santorum essentially tied for second. Romney's win gives him a much-needed end-of-the-month boost after Santorum's surprising surge in February, while Paul's campaign strategy in Washington paid off with a respectable third-place finish.
Annie George, the owner of a lavish 34-room mansion in upstate Rexford, N.Y., stands accused of keeping an Indian woman, "V.M.," in forced labor as a domestic worker in her home. V.M.'s circumstances, and the unanswered questions surrounding her time in the U.S.
Mitt Romney was declared the winner of the Washington State Presidential caucuses, the final state contest in the race for the GOP presidential nomination before Super Tuesday, according to the New York Times and other news outlets. The Washington Caucuses represent the final state contest in the race for the GOP presidential nomination before Super Tuesday, on Tuesday, March 6.
Israelis and Palestinians alike woke up Friday in the Holy City to an unexpected sight: snow falling in Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, the Galilee, and the West Bank cities of Hebron and Bethlehem. Check out some of the best pictures here, from children playing at the Western Wall to snowfall over the Mount of Olives and young men building a snowman on top of a seminary.
At a fundraiser Thursday night, President Obama gave a special shout-out to the"Parks and Recreation" star... by teasing Ansari relentlessly. Watch Obama's attempt to keep the comedian "humble and hungry" here, including the revelation that daughter Malia has a crush, and se...
The Oxford University ethicist has been receiving death threats after co-writing an article arguing that killing newborns should be as permissible as getting an abortion. The paper, written with Dr. Alberto Giubilini and titled "After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?" has been vig...
The Haywood County High School principal is under fire for a series of offensive remarks she made during a school assembly, telling pregnant girls that "their life is over" and gay students that they were damning their souls. Although many parents are "outraged" by Bond's comments, other residents have come to the principal's defense.