The former covert CIA agent and her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, lost their place in Washington's Republican circles after late columnist Robert Novak outed her as a covert CIA operative. A New York Times profile shows how the two have rebuilt their lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She works as a consultant against nuclear proliferation; he runs the Africa division of a global construction company. Their 10-year-old twins go to public school. A biopic called "Fair Game" about the Wilsons' Bush administration travails, starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, opens next month.
The 55-year-old, a veteran Navy pilot, reportedly brought an Atlantic Southeast twin-engine jet to a safe landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York this weekend when its landing gear failed to deploy. Now, the Daily News reports that some of the 64 people aboard the Delta flight are calling the pilot "our Capt. Sully," in reference to retired pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who landed a plane in the Hudson River in 2009. Assisting Conroyd was his 33-year-old co-pilot, Larkin Newby.
A man convicted of raping and killing 15-year-old Susan Jordan, and then taunting her mother from a nearby pay phone, could become the first inmate on Californiaâ€™s death row to be executed in nearly five years. Executions had been on hold since 2006, after a challenge was filed over whether the state's lethal injection drugs were a humane way to end a life. Last week, a court decision allowed the executions to resume. Brown has been on death row for 30 years, after committing the crime in 1980. His attorneys are appealing his case.
She is a grandmother, a cancer survivor and a former socialist revolutionary. In this weekend's elections in Brazil, Dilma Rousseff is also the overwhelming favorite to be elected president. A profile in Britain's Independent newspaper indicates that if she is elected, Rousseff could surpass Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton to become the most powerful woman in the world. Brazil has a population of 200 million, and its growth is rivaled only by China, the paper reports.
The man who turned an Associated Press photograph of candidate Barack Obama into a colorized and iconic image of hope tells the National Journal that he is losing faith in the president.