Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 9:14 am
Svetlana Anikeeva was 15 in the early '90s when she visited America as an exchange student.
"And it was completely different place in every imaginable aspect," she recalls.
Anikeeva grew up in Vladivostok on the eastern edge of Russia, and studied abroad in Savannah, Ga., where the experience, she says, changed her life.
"The people were different. The culture was different. The weather, the food, the school. Everything was fascinating," she says. "I knew that I wanted to come here."
Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 9:22 am
Gareth Morgan hasn't said he's a dog person, but he's definitely not a cat person. Morgan, a top New Zealand economist and environmentalist, is campaigning for a cat-free country.
In an interview with The New York Times, Morgan said "cats are a 'friendly neighborhood serial killer' of birds."
Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 10:16 am
In his first TV interview, Manti Te'o told Katie Couric Thursday that what he "went through was real."
The Notre Dame linebacker, whose athleticism and tragic personal story buoyed him to stardom, has been in the spotlight ever since DeadSpin revealed part of that amazing story wasn't real.
Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 9:28 pm
Update at 9:25 ET Senate OKs Filibuster Deal
The Senate voted Thursday to limit filibusters in a rare bipartisan vote that would reduce but not end the number of times opponents can use the procedure.
Here's more from The Associated Press:
David Coleman Headley, whose scouting missions were central to the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, was sentenced to 35 years in prison today.
According to the AP, one American woman injured during the attacks that killed 160 people testified that because of Coleman, she knew the "sound of life leaving a 13-year-old child."
"I don't have any faith in Mr. Headley when he says he's a changed person and believes in the American way of life," US District Judge Harry Leinenweber said before handing down the sentence.