WND bee champ's
hometown paper

by Mandi Steele -- What gave National Geography Bee winner Calvin McCarter, 10, the edge in the competition last week in Washington? Proud papa Joseph Parnell McCarter says it was his son's more…

City seizes church's land

by Mandi Steele -- The city of Cypress, Calif., has authorized the seizure of a local church's land, arguing that a house of worship is not the "best and highest use" for more…

Survivors face agony
in suicide attacks

by Mandi Steele -- "Suicide bomber kills 3," the headline reports. It's become an all-too-familiar story in urban settings in Israel, as terrorists wage a war of attrition against beleaguered civilians surrounded more…

What if gunless pilots
went on strike?

by Mandi Steele -- A leader of the Airline Pilots' Security Alliance says he personally opposes a strike to force the government to allow firearms in the cockpits, but he has heard more…