In 2000, Auliya Atrafi paid thousands of dollars and risked his life to escape Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. He spent 12 years in England, but recently returned to his homeland, where he is trying to readjust to — and change — life in a conservative society.
The Sunday pregame shows feature interchangeable ex-players and ex-coaches saying the same banal things, one after another. But on female-centered shows, observes Frank Deford, the hosts actually argue, hash things out, laugh and generally behave like flesh-and-blood human beings.
The Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management admits no liability in the whistle-blower case brought by the scientist. The agency says it agreed to the settlement to avoid litigation costs.
A new kind of mammogram that takes many X-rays to make a three-dimensional image can help doctors find cancer and reduce false alarms. But it's still unclear who might benefit from the technique, and whether it's worth the higher cost and double dose of radiation.
The bill would cut benefits and push back the retirement age for younger workers in an effort to close a $100 billion shortfall. The governor has said he will sign it, but the state's public employee unions bitterly oppose it.