Women have played a role in major combats throughout history.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to lift the U.S. military ban on women in combat. Look back at the history of women in the military and the important roles they have played in conflicts worldwide.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
Country superstar Carrie Underwood, who turns 31 on Monday, is just one of many hot country divas who are putting the sizzle back into country music. Take a look Underwood and some of her fellow female country stars.