Assyrians in northeastern Syria villages awoke Tuesday to ISIS militants at their doors, with the Islamist extremists abducting scores from the Christian group and forcing hundreds more to run for their lives, an advocate said. The ISIS fighters burst past a few men guarding the village of Tal Shamiram at about 4 a.m. and abducted children, women and the elderly, said Usama Edward, founder of the Assyrian Human Rights Network.
A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist -- a fragment of the Gospel of Mark that was written during the first century, before the year 90 -- is set to be published. This first-century gospel fragment was written on a sheet of papyrus that was later reused to create a mask that was worn by a mummy. In recent years scientists have developed a technique that allows the glue of mummy masks to be undone without harming the ink on the paper. The text on the sheets can then be read. "We're recovering ancient documents from the first, second and third centuries. Not just Christian documents, not just biblical documents, but classical Greek texts, business papers, various mundane papers, personal letters," said Craig Evans, a professor of New Testament studies at Acadia Divinity College.
A jealous wife in China chopped off her cheating husband's penis as he slept, then snuck into his hospital room after he had it sewn back on -- and hacked it off again and tossed it out the window.
The Denver Broncos and coach John Fox have mutually agreed to part ways.
"I had a productive visit with John Elway this afternoon in which we were both very honest about our time together and how to best move forward," Fox said in a statement. "After this discussion, John and I mutually agreed that the timing was right for this decision."
George Zimmerman -- the man acquitted by a Florida jury over the death of Trayvon Martin -- was arrested Friday in Florida on suspicion of aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon, local authorities said. The 31-year-old Florida man was arrested by police in Lake Mary around 10 p.m. and booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, according to that facility's website.