Why Do We Get Labor Day Off?Raise a glass to the desperate politicking of Grover Cleveland.
Skyjacker of the Day“I am trying to save America, to save the whole world, because we are all crazy.”
Skyjacker of the DayHe had a shotgun, dynamite, a collapsible shovel, a pup tent, candy bars, and a dark-blue parachute. What could go wrong?
Skyjacker of the DayArthur Gates Barkley believed the IRS had overcharged him by $471.78. So he commandeered a jet and demanded $100 million.
Skyjacker of the Day“We’re going to bomb Oak Ridge”: The hijacking that gave us airport security.
Skyjacker of the DayThomas Robinson hijacked a plane to protest Cuba’s emigration policy. He was 16.
Skyjacker of the DayThe grenade-wielding-hijacker-turned-SAT-tutor who evaded the authorities for nearly three decades.
Skyjacker of the DayAnthony Bryant took a plane to Cuba to buy bazookas for the Black Panthers. Fidel Castro wasn’t happy to see him.
The Romance of the MonorailThe mass transit technology of Tomorrowland finally reaches today.
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Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
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The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.