Four Americans—Scott and Jean Adam, who were delivering Bibles around the world, and two friends, Phylis Macay and Bob Riggle (pictured)—were hijacked by Somali pirates last Friday while sailing in a yacht off the coast of Oman. Now, they're all dead. According to CBS News, a US Navy ship that was tracking the yacht heard gunshots, and proceeded to "seize" the vessel.
A reporter and a cameraperson from a California FOX affiliate were attacked and beaten when they tried to question a group of people who had gathered in a Sacramento IHOP parking lot to mourn the shooting death of a 27 year-old man in the same parking lot yesterday. The whole thing was caught on tape! Watching it is a good way to make yourself feel dirty without being able to quite put your finger on why. [Fox40]
This is not surprising, and yet: The House has passed an amendment to the continuing budget resolution it's finalizing that would block all federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Even though providing abortions is a small part of what Planned Parenthood does—and is isolated from federal funds within the organization's structure, by law—the amendment passed 240-185. So does this mean abortion is over forever?