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  • Leading from behind in Syria

    Leading from behind in Syria
    Faced with bad options in Syria, President Obama is reviving a tactic he tried in an earlier war: leading from behind. "Leading from behind," you'll recall, is how a White House aide described Obama's strategy in Libya in 2011, when the United States...
  • Review: '3 Days to Kill' a spy thriller with faulty aim

     Review: '3 Days to Kill' a spy thriller with faulty aim
    Is McG going soft on us? Has the director behind so much of the 21st century's over-the-top action — from the light froth of his "Charlie's Angels" reboot to the post-apocalyptic dark of "Terminator Salvation" — tapped into a more...
  • Q&A: Scott O'Connor on 'Half World,' MKUltra and CIA mind control

    Q&A: Scott O'Connor on 'Half World,' MKUltra and CIA mind control
    From 1953 to 1973, the Central Intelligence Agency spearheaded Project MKUltra, a covert and illegal operation of extreme mind control. For decades, CIA analysts under MKUltra clandestinely questioned American and Canadian citizens through involuntary...
  • 'MFA vs. NYC' debates the usefulness of a creative writing degree

    'MFA vs. NYC' debates the usefulness of a creative writing degree
    You're invited to a party. It's going to be fun, because it's being thrown by writer Chad Harbach, an editor of the literary magazine n+1, where he has been lightheartedly provocative. You're excited, because "MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American...
  • Terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law delayed a week

    Terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law delayed a week
    WASHINGTON — The federal judge overseeing the case against accused Al Qaeda propagandist Sulaiman abu Ghaith on Wednesday granted a one-week delay in the trial's start date, giving defense attorneys additional time to review potential testimony that...
  • Prosecutors may not review terror suspect's pretrial statement

    Prosecutors may not review terror suspect's pretrial statement
    WASHINGTON—Federal prosecutors will not be allowed to review the answers that alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed provides later this week to the defense team of a fellow suspected terrorist, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The...
  • New Haruki Murakami novel to be released in U.S. on Aug. 12

    New Haruki Murakami novel to be released in U.S. on Aug. 12
    Haruki Murakami’s next novel will be published in the United States on Aug. 12, A.A. Knopf announced Tuesday. “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage,” sold more than 1 million copies the first week of its release in...
  • U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan

    U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone missile attacks in northwest Pakistan in case the White House is forced to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan at the end of...
  • 'Argo' tops list of 2013's hottest digital movie sales

    'Argo' tops list of 2013's hottest digital movie sales
    Ben Affleck's CIA thriller "Argo" topped the digital movie purchases and rentals charts in 2013, outselling "World War Z" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness." According to research company Rentrak Corp., the 2013 Academy Award-winning film from Warner Bros.,...
  • Mace Neufeld: Constant as the stars

     Mace Neufeld: Constant as the stars
    The parrot wasn't talking. "I'm teaching her to say, 'I miss Mace,''' said Mace Neufeld, who at 85 reckons the bird, whose name is Margie, will outlast him. With no words of affection forthcoming, Neufeld, a New Yorker who landed in Beverly Hills back...
  • Military sniper links his string of armed robberies to PTSD

    Military sniper links his string of armed robberies to PTSD
    TAMPA, Fla. — As an Army sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gabriel Brown craved danger. Combat satisfied what he called his "adrenaline addiction." When he returned home to Florida, nothing in civilian life provided the sense of invincibility that...