High-voltage job

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An interactive feature on the many scandals of the Republican party


Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur

Stuart Skorman, a former hippie turned dot-com mogul, offers lessons from his spectacular wins and equally disappointing losses

Scientologists harrass, stalk, and spy on BBC reporter for making documentary

“While making our BBC Panorama film “Scientology and Me” I have been shouted at, spied on, had my hotel invaded at midnight, denounced as a “bigot” by star Scientologists, brain-washed – that is how it felt to me – in a mock up of a Nazi-style torture chamber and chased round the streets of Los Angeles by sinister strangers.
Back in Britain strangers have called on my neighbours, my mother-in-law’s house and someone spied on my wedding and fled the moment he was challenged.”


Portrait of Chinese Leader Damaged

BEIJING (AP) — A man damaged a portrait of Mao Zedong that hangs over Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, prompting police to close the nearby imperial palace, a news report said Sunday.
The man, identified as Gu Hai’ou, from the northwestern city of Urumqi, threw a burning object at the portrait of communist China’s first leader on Saturday afternoon, the Xinhua News Agency said. It said the lower left corner had a small burn mark, and authorities planned to replace the painting.
“Armed police are guarding the area and visitors are forbidden to enter the Forbidden City,” Xinhua said.
Gu, who is 35 and unemployed, was detained and was being questioned by police, Xinhua said. It said he was treated last year in a mental hospital.
An officer who answered the phone at the Beijing police headquarters Sunday confirmed the report but refused to say whether Gu would face criminal charges or give other details. The man refused to give his name. Phone calls to the police station that oversees Tiananmen Square were not answered.
Portraits of Mao have hung on the Tiananmen Gate above the square since the 1950s.
In 1989, three men were detained for throwing red and black paint on the portrait during pro-democracy protests. They served more than 10 years in prison.

Aurora australis from space

Animated video of an aurora from space