April 18, 2013 |
NEW YORK - An independent review of the U.S. government's antiterrorism response after the Sept. 11 attacks reported Tuesday that it was "indisputable" the United States engaged in torture and the Bush administration bears responsibility. The report by the Constitution Project, a nonpartisan Washington-based think tank, is an ambitious review of the Bush administration's approach to the problems of holding and interrogating detainees after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
March 8, 2013 |
IN 1990, following her starring roles in "About Last Night," "St. Elmo's Fire" and "Ghost," the notion that Demi Moore , then married to Bruce Willis , would one day seek spousal support from Ashton Kutcher would have seemed ridiculous. Then again, Kutcher was in the sixth grade at the time. But Demi stated in a court filing Thursday that she not only wants support from the "Two and a Half Men" star, but she also wants him to pay her attorney's fees in their divorce proceedings.
February 22, 2013 |
WAS IT INFIDELITY? Was it booze? Was Barbra Streisand a pushy mother-in-law? One of the prettiest couples in Hollywood, Diane Lane and Josh Brolin , are divorcing after eight years of marriage. A rep for the couple confirmed the split Thursday. Brolin and Lane were married in 2004 in the second marriage for both. They have no children . . . together. Lane was previously married to Christopher Lambert and they have a 19-year-old daughter. Brolin was previously married to Alice Adair and they have an 18-year-old daughter and a 24-year-old son. The separation was first reported by Us Weekly . One Scary judge One of our great mysteries has been solved - we now know who is going to replace Sharon Osbourne as a judge on "America's Got Talent.
February 18, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I have lived in an abusive marriage for 11 years. Now, when I have finally mustered the courage to leave, everybody says I must stay "for the children" as he is a "changed man. " I no longer love him and he refuses to give me a divorce. He also refuses to admit there is anything wrong in the marriage and says I'm exaggerating everything. I have tried counseling and therapy alone because he refused to join me. I do not want my four children to be affected by my choice and wish for a mutual discussion, but he doesn't want to discuss divorce.
February 18, 2013 |
MOST DUFFERS get first-tee jitters. Can you imagine how shaky you'd be if you were golfing with President Obama? Tiger Woods now knows that feeling. The president decided to escape the pressures of the White House by spending the weekend at the Floridian Golf and Yacht Club in Palm City, Fla. While the president was enjoying a few days with his golfing buddies, his wife and daughters were skiing out west. There was no word on Michelle's reaction to her hubby fraternizing with Woods, who was treated for sex addiction after numerous extramarital affairs that led to a divorce from Elin Nordegren.
February 6, 2013
IT'S COMMONLY SAID that fighting about money is one of the main reasons couples divorce. That's not exactly accurate. Couples definitely fight about money - lying about it, the control of it, the lack of it or the mismanagement of it. But just as money isn't really the root of all evil, it's not the root cause of many divorces, either. The fights that couples have about money are frequently the manifestation of some other deeply entrenched stuff that comes out when there are financial issues.
January 22, 2013 |
ANYONE WHO was asking what it would take for former 76er Allen Iverson to get out of his marriage with his ex-wife, Tawanna , now has the Answer. By the short hairs. TMZ.com reports that Allen will be able to finalize his divorce with Tawanna for a $3 million buyout, which is substantially more than the buyouts this company is offering. The good news for Allen is that although Tawanna gets his money and pledges of future money, he gets to keep his Maybach automobile and their Georgia mansion, at least until the bank takes it. Allen and Tawanna married in 2001 and have been in a bitter divorce battle for the past year.
January 12, 2013
Washington point guard John Wall has received "full medical clearance" and will make his season debut Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks, the Wizards said Friday. The former No. 1 overall pick has been sidelined since being diagnosed with a stress injury to his left kneecap in September. On Friday, he completed his third straight day of practice without a setback. Without Wall, the Wizards are 5-28 - the worst record in the NBA. Celtics outlast Rockets Paul Pierce scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and Kevin Garnett added 17 points and four blocks as the Celtics nearly blew a 17-point lead before pulling away late in a 103-91 victory over the visiting Houston Rockets, who play the 76ers next.
December 27, 2012 |
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On overly sexualized clothing for girls: Why feel nervous about little girls' short-shorts and midriff tops? Would people similarly get nervous about a little boy playing outside in the summer with no shirt on? I know it's hard to raise kids in a world that isn't always safe for them. Does a little girl's clothing choice matter in that regard? How can you say that to a child without hurting her? "We don't want you to wear the short-shorts in fashion because we don't want you to attract the wrong kind of attention.
December 21, 2012
DEAR ABBY: My divorce from "Vince" will be final in a few weeks. We have two sons together, and we communicate well. Since our breakup, my parents have continued their relationship with him. They have confirmed that he will be invited to all holiday events. I am so upset about it that I now want nothing to do with them. Vince has his own family who have removed me from their lives. Are my feelings normal? - Lost My Parents in the Divorce DEAR LOST: As the father of your children, Vince will always be a part of your life, so my advice is to accept it graciously.