Last week, the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard was confronted at home by an axe-wielding intruder enraged by his depiction of Muhammad. Initial media reports indicated that the 74-year-old and his five-year-old granddaughter Stephanie fled to the safety of a "panic room" in his home and alerted police, who arrived within minutes and shot the intruder. Yesterday, news reports revealed that Westergaard fled to the panic room without his granddaughter: At the time, Westergaard was looking after his ... read more

Talk show host Rosie O'Donnell suggested that World Trade Center 7 was not destroyed by fire on 9/11 in a post on her personal weblog Thursday evening. Writing in the poetry-like style she's adopted on her blog, O'Donnell took part of her post -- the list of reasons to suspect the building was demolished -- directly from a page on the conspiracy-minded site WhatReallyHappened.Com. at 5 30 pm 9 11 2001 wtc7 collapsed for the third time in history fire brought down a steel building reducing it to rubble hold ... read more

According to news reports last month, government investigators now believe that United Flight 93 was deliberately crashed by hijackers after passengers began an attempt to storm the cockpit. Without discounting the considerable heroism of the passengers, the known facts don't support the theory that the plane crashed after they overtook the hijackers and wrestled for the controls. The Todd Beamer Foundation, named for a passenger, responded to the report: Regardless of who was in control of the plane when it ... read more