Three months ago, Columbia Journalism School grad Alexandra Polier was the target of Internet rumors and media speculation about a supposed extramarital affair (denied by all concerned) with Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.
When they first appeared in the late 1980s, CDs were hailed as an almost indestructible form of storing music. But to the dismay of rock fans, recordings by artists such as Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Pink Floyd have begun to suffer from CD rot.
Legendary Troy, perched on a hilltop in what's now northwestern Turkey, draws thousands of visitors every year. And their overwhelming reaction is disappointment. "Most tourists get there and say, 'This is it?'
Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, which apologised over its publication of faked photographs supposedly showing British soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners, has said it will donate all proceeds from the sale of the hoax pictures to charity.