Mullah Omar of Afghanistan's Taliban regime is shown in this undated U.S. National Counterterrorism Center image. The one-eyed former Afghanistan Taliban leader who had a $10 million bounty on his head in the wake of the 9/11 attacks secretly lived near American military bases in the war-torn country for years and U.S. troops were just steps away from finding one of the most-wanted men on the planet more than once, a new book claims. The revelation published in "Searching for an Enemy," by Bette Dam, came after the veteran Dutch journalist interviewed Afghan officials and senior surviving members of the Taliban, including the man who said he helped hide Mullah Omar until his death in 2013. The reporting also contradicts past claims by the U.S. and Afghanistan that Omar – accused of harboring Usama bin Laden and Al Qaeda militants in the years before and immediately following 9/11 -- was living out his final years in Pakistan. “It was very dangerous for us … [Read more...] about Taliban leader Mullah Omar lived ‘dangerous’ last years of his life in the shadows of US bases, book claims
By today’s safety standards, every baby boomer should have been dead by the time we were 12. We defied danger on a daily basis. We never knew that we were doing risky things, of course; we just thought that we were having fun. Nonetheless, we spent our days immersed in activities that we’d never for a second allow our children or grandchildren to do. Or even think about doing. Here are some of the ways we courted trouble: Homes Our flirtations with danger started as soon as we could crawl. For most parents, the notion of baby-proofing a home was to close the cellar door so the kids wouldn’t fall down the stairs. Locking cupboards? That would slow things down the next time someone needed something from one of them. Cover unused electrical outlets? That just created more rigmarole when you wanted to plug in the vacuum cleaner. And why would anyone but a masochist put medicine into bottles that you couldn’t open without a jackhammer? Granted, sometimes we’d … [Read more...] about No helmets or seat belts? Baby boomers lived dangerously by today’s standards
Ryan Wood Packers News Published 3:26 AM EDT Oct 16, 2018 GREEN BAY – By now, the natural reaction is to look up at the scoreboard, count the seconds remaining and start anticipating a comeback. The Green Bay Packers and their generational quarterback had been here many times before. “It’s almost like routine for us at this point,” receiver Davante Adams said. Simply, this is what a team quarterbacked by Aaron Rodgers does. Check the scoreboard. Count the seconds. Believe. Only Monday night was different. Because when the Packers looked up at that scoreboard inside Lambeau Field, they weren’t fixated on the 67 seconds remaining. This time, they saw a different number. “They had three timeouts,” Rodgers said. To him, the situation was as clear as it was unusual. Backed up at their 10-yard line with no timeouts of their own, the Packers were still in danger of an embarrassing upset against the lowly San Francisco 49ers. Without a … [Read more...] about Green Bay Packers living dangerously by relying on rallies
Conventional logic says the green-and-gold bubble ultimately will burst. USF simply doesn't possess the oxygen reserves to keep relying on last-gasp rallies.Surely, the law of averages will catch the No. 3 Bulls, who have been average — at best — in the last month.Or will it? Does this team that clearly has warts also have a destiny?"You look at this team and we talk about it each and every week with how resilient these guys are and how they battle back," USF coach Charlie Strong said following Friday's 25-24 win at Tulsa, when the Bulls scored 15 points in the game's last seven minutes."You never think they are going to lose a game."Actually, the thought likely crossed the mind of USF's fan base several-dozen times Friday.For the better part of the night, the Bulls were predictable and pedestrian on offense, managing three first-half points.Of their 22 first-down plays in the first three quarters, 17 were runs. Ten of those netted 3 or fewer yards, perpetuating a … [Read more...] about USF morning after: How long can Bulls keep living on the edge?
SYRACUSE N.Y.--- Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers co-headlined their Summer of Living Dangerously tour at the St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview on Tuesday night. The nearly eight thousand plus crowd had a mostly clear night with temperatures in the mid 80's while listening to two of the '70's most iconic acts. Blending elements of jazz, traditional pop, R&B, and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics, the Steely Dan band enjoyed critical and commercial success starting from the early 1970s until breaking up in 1981. The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band from San Jose, California. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. It has been active for five decades, with its greatest success in the 1970s. … [Read more...] about Steely Dan, Doobie Bros., live dangerously at the Amp (photos)