The former KGB agent, convicted by a Russian court in 2003 of spying for the United States, may be headed back to Cockeysville, Maryland, where he once lived with his family. The Washington Post reports that Zaporozhsky, who had been sentenced to 18 years of hard labor, was one of four men Russia swapped for the 10 "sleeper" agents that the FBI had arrested in June.
U.S. officials told the Post that information provided by Zaporozhsky helped them catch Robert Hanssen, the FBI agent who spied for Soviet and Russian agencies for 22 years.
According to the newspaper, Zaporozhsky‚Äôs whereabouts are unknown, but his younger son, Maxim, lives in the million-dollar Cockeysville house and his older son, Paul, lives two miles away.
Ten years ago, auto dealer Scott Donahoo introduced himself to his Russian neighbor, who said he ran an import-export business out of his home.¬† "My guess was he was in the porn business," Donahoo said. "How else can you make dough like that?"
Haiti's best-known graffiti artist is still painting his message on his country‚Äôs crumbling walls. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti six months ago, on January 12, killing more than 220,000 people and displacing some 1.5 million.
England‚Äôs Guardian newspaper reports that Rosembert responded to the disaster by creating a new emblem for his nation: a map of Haiti, with a weeping eye and a pair of praying hands, demanding, "Please Help Us."
In his report, The Guardian‚Äôs Peter Beaumont writes that the 25-year-old graffiti artist‚Äôs images now speak of ‚Äúan angry frustration widespread among Haitians that, despite the huge emergency response in the wake of the catastrophe and the promises of billions, they have been abandoned.‚ÄĚ
The practicing psychiatrist and lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine says that veterans should not be labeled easily as totally and permanently disabled. On Monday, the Department of Veterans Affairs will begin making it easier for a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, to get the benefits he or she needs.
Current department rules require veterans to document events¬†such as¬†firefights or bomb explosions that could have caused the disorder. Under the new rules, a veteran need show only that he or she served in a war and performed a job during which events could have happened that could cause the disorder.
Satel told CNN on Sunday, ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a good thing for people suffering from chronic and irreversible PTSD - and who will probably not be able to enter the work force again - to be able to get the payments they deserve more easily. But when veterans apply for compensation, we need to know for a fact that they can‚Äôt benefit from treatment and rehabilitation. I am concerned that there could be a rush to judgment about whether or not a veteran is capable of working.‚ÄĚ
She added, ‚ÄúIt is extremely demoralizing for people not [to] work in this society. Work is one of the best therapies there is¬†- you don‚Äôt want to deprive people of that.‚ÄĚ
Satel, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute,¬†said she understands that some of her writing and speeches have been controversial. She said, ‚ÄúI am not a lone voice. But it‚Äôs difficult for VA doctors to speak out.‚ÄĚ
More than 90 years after his death, the U.S. Army private finally will be buried with full military honors Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Two years ago, U.S. military officials came knocking on Michael Frisbie's door asking for information on his family tree. They returned about a year ago, this time informing him that the remains of his great-great-uncle - a soldier missing in action since World War I - had been identified.
Frisbie, 43,¬†said he had no clue Costello¬†even existed. Frisbie's parents divorced when he was 6 months old and he never got to know his paternal relatives.
"I can't believe they went to all this extent to find me, which is good though, because I want to honor the soldier," said Frisbie, who lives in Stockton Springs, Maine.
On September 16, 1918, with World War I nearing an end, Costello - who was around 26 years old - and his fellow troops encountered heavy artillery and machine-gun fire near Jaulny in northern France. Costello died of a shrapnel head wound, Frisbie said. He was buried in France with two other soldiers.
In September 2006, French nationals hunting for metal in the area found human remains and World War I artifacts, U.S. Army officials said.
The rap performer, record label owner and actor calls Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan his ‚Äúhomegirl‚ÄĚ for her defense of a controversial 2 Live Crew album.
In a column for the Miami New Times, Campbell writes, ‚ÄúIn 1989, Broward County Sheriff Nick Navarro banned the sale of our album, 'As Nasty as They Wanna Be,' and a federal judge backed him. We appealed. The next year, Kagan, who was working at a Washington, D.C., law firm, wrote a brief that the album ‚Äėdoes not physically excite any one who hears it, much less arouse a shameful and morbid sexual response.‚Äô In other words, my homegirl Kagan was saying people could not be aroused by the lyrics. ‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ
After Campbell, 49, also known as Uncle Luke, gives an example of those lyrics, he continues, ‚ÄúShe did a great job of fighting on 2 Live Crew‚Äôs behalf, which lets you know that Kagan is not easily swayed by public opinion or by politicians with their own hidden agendas.‚ÄĚ