| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
It might be the most carefully hidden building boom in American architectural history.
Over the last 40 years, beginning with strict drug-sentencing laws introduced in 1973 by New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and quickly copied around the country, the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:12 PM
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Like a distant cousin who unexpectedly shows up for dinner after years of ignoring invitations, President Obama arrived in Sweden on Wednesday for a last-minute, but first-ever, presidential visit to this Scandinavian capital....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
About 30,000 California prisoners this week began what could potentially be the biggest prison hunger strike in state history. Out of curiosity, I checked out the petition containing the prisoners’ demands. The first signature belongs to Todd...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:57 AM
FT. MEADE, Md.— Young, naive, gay and good-intentioned, wanting to save lives in a combat zone, feeling responsible for U.S soldiers and Iraqi citizens and hoping they all make it home safely — that is the true Pfc. Bradley Manning, his...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:43 PM
What is it like to be force-fed by a tube jammed up your nose while shackled to a restraint chair? Mos Def demonstrates the procedure in a stomach-churning new video on the Guardian’s website meant to shed light on what the Guantanamo Bay...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Hunger will change you. Just ask Thomas Mahany.
The Michigan stonemason and veterans' advocate has starved himself three times in the name of justice, living only on water spiked with lemon juice and salt for weeks at a time....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Right now, more than 100 detainees at the U.S. naval base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are engaged in a months-long hunger strike. Many are being involuntarily fed through neogastric tubes, a practice that rapper and activist Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def)...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- President Obama celebrated Nelson Mandela’s legacy on Sunday, saying it demonstrated the success of "acting on our ideas." "You showed us how a prisoner can become president. You showed how adversaries can reconcile,&...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:42 AM
BERLIN -- President Obama on Wednesday announced plans to go beyond the reductions outlined in the New START treaty with Russia and said he would seek an additional one-third cut in the number of strategic nuclear warheads in the U.S. stockpile, if the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In one of the more bizarre diplomatic events of late, turbaned envoys of the Taliban cut a pink satin ribbon across the entrance of a two-story villa in Doha, Qatar, a fixed address where U.S. negotiators can find the fugitive extremists when they want to...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Northern Ireland venue for G-8 summit showcases recovery from 'the Troubles'
Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18 -- Security is always a challenge at the annual Group of 8 summit, and this year host nation Britain has made the task particularly daunting with its...