Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell recalls the 2005 battle in Afghanistan he alone survived — a fire fight that at the time, resulted in the largest loss of life for Naval Special Warfare since WWII. Anderson Cooper reports.
Clintondale High, just outside of Detroit, is the nation’s first completely flipped school, meaning teachers record lectures for students to watch online outside of class; and what was once considered homework is now done in class, allowing students to work through assignments together and ask teachers for help if they run into questions.
Bids are due for Boeing’s new 777X assembly line, which will bring in thousands of jobs and billions in economic benefits. But the even greater prize for governors? Big reelection prospects.
The Hercules Skibird is the go-to aircraft for tough jobs in frozen places. It’s on its way to Greenland, the country that holds the record for the worst flying conditions on the planet.
Residents of Jerusalem awoke in the morning to a city covered in white fluff. As the snow continued to fall in the morning hours, public transportation was halted as citizens went into shutdown mode. With children home from school and most people not reporting to work, there was fun to be had!!!
A plane crashed in Red Lake, Canada on Sunday, killing five people and causing a power outage that affected hundreds of people in the area.
Chasidim sing the Russian version of “Who knows one?”
New York City’s Board of Health approved a mandate that will require all children at city-run preschools and daycare centers to get flu vaccines. Young children are among the most likely to be hospitalized or die from flu complications.
in Houston, the Cohen family is waging war. A desperate war against a rare brain cancer that is bombarding their 6-year-old son Refael Elisha.
Rabbi Jacob Cohen, Refael Elisha’s father, explains, “This tumor just seems to be growing at a progressive rate that can’t be stopped.”
Devorah Cohen, Elisha’s mother, said, “My son’s brain could turn off at any moment, he has a beast growing in there.”
Elisha has gone through all the known medical treatments; but doctors have told the Cohen family there is nothing more they can do. The Cohen’s are not giving up hope.
“We have to do every single thing that we can possible,” said Rabbi Cohen.
Their last-ditch hope is a controversial treatment, antineoplaston therapy; but the FDA has pulled approval of the drug pending further clinical trials.
The Cohen’s are pleading with the FDA to grant a “compassionate use exemption.” Over 50,000 people have signed a petition intended to convince the FDA to so.
“Without this, we don’t have a lot of options out there. We want to have the chance and the opportunity to give my son this medicine that can hopefully save his life,” said Devorah.
In the meantime, the family is relying on every means to save their son. Faith and nightly community prayer, as well as changing his name, by adding the first name Refael (the angel of healing), according to Jewish custom.
“If you change the name, you change the destiny,” said Rabbi Cohen.
Leaving nothing to chance, as they watch their son fighting for his life. Rabbi Cohen pleaded, “Hopefully, somehow, through some means, God will send us the cure and heal him.”
In this “WWYD” setup, a bystander offers her advice and a hug.
Gadget retailer Hammacher Schlemmer is selling some of the more outlandish holiday gifts, including a whale-shaped submarine and a hovercraft.