WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Hollywood stars, ballet
dancers, and soul singers on Sunday celebrated Kennedy Center
Honors winners actor Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting and
comedienne Lily Tomlin during Washington’s high-profile tribute
to excellence in the arts.
Ballerina Patricia McBride and singer Al Green completed the
group of artists who sported the prestigious prize on a night of
dance and song.
Surprise musical guest paying tribute to Sting at Kennedy Center Honors: Lady Gaga
WASHINGTON/SANAA (Reuters) – It could have been something as simple as a barking dog that alerted the al Qaeda guards as U.S. special operations forces approached the compound just after midnight. Within seconds, as they neared the building, intense gunfire erupted.
Those details and others provided by U.S. and Yemeni officials about what they describe as Saturday’s execution of American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie in Yemen illustrate the formidable odds the United States faces in retrieving hostages from the hands of militants across the region.