The 90-year-old monarch of Saudi Arabia was laid to rest in the capital of Riyadh today. In accordance with religious tradition in the ultraconservative Sunni kingdom, Abdullah’s body was wrapped in a tan cloth and buried in a simple grave.
Islamic beliefs says that all of God’s subjects are equal in death, even a man whose official title includes the designation of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
The new Saudi king is Abdullah’s nearly 80-year-old half-brother, Salman, who moved quickly to pre-empt any possible intrigue about the process of royal succession.
Yillian David's hometown feels strangely empty these days.
“We used to be very united, but there just aren’t as many people around as there used to be,” she says. “They’re off looking for a better future — supposedly.”
David is 29 and lives in Corozal, on the Caribbean coast of Honduras. There have always been people from her community migrating to the United State, a few here and there. But starting last spring, the trickle became a flood as emigration surged throughout Central America.
The late Saudi Arabian King Abdullah has left behind a big legacy and an even bigger family. There are reportedly 7,000 princes and princesses alone not to mention tens of thousands of royals.
Jayne Amelia Larson, an actress who was a chauffeur on the side, got an inside look of the life of a Saudi princess. She worked as the personal chauffeur for members of the Saudi while they vacationed in Los Angeles.
Today - please support the programs you depend on with a gift of $150 and you can choose the Family Four Pack of Tickets to the Mummies of the World Exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center. Only 100 packages are available.
Plus, the first 50 people to make their donation and choose the Mummies of the World Family Four Pack will also receive the exhibit's companion book which provides compelling insight into mummies and mummification through essays, photographs and illustrations.
Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” has surpassed all box office expectations this month. During a time of year that’s normally quiet for movie theaters, the film raked in $105 million over the holiday weekend, making it the largest-ever opening for an R-rated movie or a drama.
The movie stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, a US Navy SEAL and elite sniper who later wrote a best-selling book by the same name about his tours in Iraq.
December home sales in the Cincinnati area were up from a year ago, but not by much.
The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors reports 1,616 sales last month, compared with 1,608 in December 2013. Northern Kentucky Realtors say their gain was similar: 397 sales in December of 2014, and 388 in December 2013.
However, total sales for 2014 are different for the two sides of the river. In Ohio, there was a drop in sales of 1.7 percent , while Northern Kentucky sales grew by 1.84 percent.
Seeing The News: There are places in the world that always make me wonder if it's even possible to take a bad photograph there. India, and those amazingly vivid colors, is high on the list for me especially when you see the pictures VII photographer Ed Kashi is taking. And, this is just one of many on his Twitter feed Friday.
For about two years, photographer Levi Bettweiser has been hunting for old, forgotten film to develop.
"You're always flying blind when it comes to rescued film," he says. "You have no idea what you're going to get." It usually ends up being run-of-the-mill family shots: birthdays, Christmases, vacation snaps. But then a contact phoned him up last year and told him about a batch of 31 undeveloped rolls of film he found at an Ohio auction.
The writer Mark Dery first coined the term ‘Afrofuturistic’ in his 1994 essay “Black to the Future” to describe a new cultural phenomenon but what exactly is Afrofuturism?
Michael Gonzales of Ebony Magazine calls Afrofuturism “a cultural catchphrase to describe the world of tomorrow today in music, art, theater, politics and academics,” but the more I tried to further define the term, the more I discovered that Afrofuturistim is a concept that, by definition, defies definition.