| Sep 5, 2013
What's striking about the debate over President Obama's plan for a punitive strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad is the extent to which it centers on countries other than Syria. There's a reason for this. A concept that has had a long, significant...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The massive Rim fire roared from the Stanislaus National Forest deeper into Yosemite National Park this week. Officials estimate that it will be fully contained in two or three weeks, but it is...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- The head of the United Nations wants him to give peace a chance. His closest foreign ally backed away. Many in Congress, even in his own party, are wary.
Still, the president who was first elected to the White House by decrying wars of...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:36 AM
LONDON -- As lawmakers prepared to debate their response to alleged chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian regime, the British government laid out its arguments Thursday for the legality of military intervention “as an exceptional measure on grounds...
| Sep 4, 2013
Every member of the Senate with a glimmer of ambition to run for president — and that's most of them — knows that a vote for war can make or break a political career. The example of Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose vote to authorize the 2003...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where students take pictures of one another on their school district-provided iPads in their elementary classroom in Carson. The school is one of two to kick off the district's plan to...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:32 AM
It isn't just the U.S. government that's hinting at military action against Bashar Assad's government for its alleged use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians.
On Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the use of such...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:19 AM
BAGHDAD -- A bomb ripped through a full Sunni mosque in central Iraq during midday prayers Friday, killing at least 17 people in the latest outburst of deadly violence targeting worshipers during the holy month of Ramadan.
Suicide attacks, car...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:36 AM
BAGHDAD — A coordinated wave of bombings tore through Shiite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital early Wednesday, part of a wave of bloodshed that killed at least 66 people and wounded many more, officials said.
The blasts, which came...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Leftie publisher O/R Books is covering the Bradley Manning trial for a book slated to appear in October, "The United States vs. PFC Bradley Manning: A Graphic Account From Inside the Courtroom." The chronicler is Clark Stoeckley -- he's a WikiLeaks...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:17 AM
BEIRUT -- As the United States debates whether to strike at Syria, the United Nations said Tuesday that the number of Syrians who have fled their homeland has exceeded 2 million -- a figure rising daily as the conflict in that country continues to rage....