| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:10 PM
National Book Award-winning writer Peter Matthiessen died Saturday at age 86, his publisher Riverhead has announced. His death, after a long illness, came just days before his latest novel will be published.
Matthiessen's particularly long writing...
| Apr 5, 2014
Re "Tarnished political brands," Opinion, April 2
I am tired of hearing about the Bushes and the Clintons as comparable political dynasties. We've had one Clinton elected to the White House, and his wife served as a senator and then secretary of State...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:21 PM
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Rake In this new episode, Keegan (Greg...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:40 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration appears to have begun considering the early release of Jonathan Pollard, an American serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, as it tries to nudge the Middle East peace process forward.
On Monday, U.S....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 Thursday to ask President Obama to declassify key portions of a controversial report that its backers say disproves CIA claims that brutal interrogations of Al Qaeda captives helped thwart...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Jim Newton is editor at large of the Los Angeles Times. He serves as a member of The Times' editorial board, advises on editorial matters and writes and edits for the editorial page and Op-Ed, including a weekly column examining the policy and politics of...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and CIA Director John Brennan sparred Tuesday over the lawmaker's allegation that agency officials secretly had searched Senate computers, an act she said had undermined...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, escalated a behind-the-scenes dispute with the CIA by publicly accusing the spy agency of secretly searching a Senate computer system, an act she said undermines...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Someone once told Kurt Russell that his acting career "looks like it was handled by a drunk driver."
And Russell's reply?
"I said I can't deny that," he said, laughing.
But the boyishly handsome 63-year-old Russell, whom most baby boomers first...
| Mar 10, 2014
Seven years ago Sunday, my father, Robert Levinson, was taken hostage while visiting Kish Island, Iran. He is currently the longest-held hostage in U.S. history, and will likely be marking his 66th birthday Monday in captivity, thousands of miles from his...
| Mar 9, 2014
When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, one of his selling points was the promise of a more modest foreign policy than that of his predecessor. And when Obama won reelection 16 months ago, he renewed that pledge. Drone strikes against Al Qaeda would...