A ranking compiled by Oxford psychologist Kevin Dutton, author of The Wisdom of Psychopaths, suggests that lawyers, CEOs, and TV/media journalists s top the list for professions chosen by psychopaths. Conversely, care aids, nurses and therapists are the least psychopathic professions. Michael Shammas of PolicyMic writes, "The natural question that comes up when viewing this list is: Why? The obvious answer is that for the most part the jobs on the left offer up much more of a feeling of power than the jobs on the right do." read more
If not for the hue of their skin or their ethnicity, 24 soldiers who faced death in service to their nation would have received the most prestigious medals for their valor long ago. But they were born and fought in a time when such deeds were not always fairly acknowledged. On Tuesday, the U.S. government corrected the oversight. President Barack Obama honored 24 Army veterans with the Medal of Honor -- the country's highest military award, given to American soldiers who display "gallantry above and beyond the call of duty " -- for their combat actions in Vietnam, Korea and World War II. Only three of the soldiers are alive to receive the recognition: Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris, Sergeant First Class Jose Rodela and Specialist Four Santiago J. Erevia. read more
Police and fire officials are on the scene of an explosion and partial building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Upper Manhattan Wednesday morning. At least 11 injuries were reported. The Google Maps view of the explosion location shows an Absolute Piano store and Spanish Christian Church. Here's a photo after the blast.