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‘Star Wars’ Turns 40

When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:

Ringo Starr Announces 26th Beatles Album With New Backing Band

‘Moonbeam Sunday’ Slated For Release On June 16

LONDON—Excitedly informing fans that the iconic pop group was back with more original music, Ringo Starr announced Tuesday that on June 16 he would be releasing a 26th Beatles album titled ‘Moonbeam Sunday’ with an all-new backing band.
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New Bin Laden Tape Contains Three Previously Unreleased Monologues

ATLANTA— A new Osama bin Laden videotape acquired by CNN from Al-Jazeera features
three previously unreleased anti-U.S. rants and harangues by the terrorist leader, excited
network sources said Monday. "One piece goes on for 45 minutes and is entirely about
the need to bring down the Great Satan," CNN spokesman Gil Eckert said. "In
another, shorter piece, he's sitting in a dank cave, cryptically telling some guy off
camera about the 'great victory' Allah will enjoy in the very near future." The
eagerly anticipated tape, the first new material from bin Laden in more than two months,
hits video stores Tuesday.

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