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  • I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass?

     I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass?
    The confirmation in December that former CIA Director Leon Panetta let classified information slip to "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal during a speech at the agency headquarters should result in a criminal espionage charge if there is any truth...
  • U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways

    U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways
    WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month. Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman: Watch one of his last video interviews [Exclusive]

    Philip Seymour Hoffman: Watch one of his last video interviews [Exclusive]
    Just a few weeks before he died of an apparent drug overdose, Philip Seymour Hoffman brought his new film, "A Most Wanted Man," to the Sundance Film Festival. It was in many ways a classic Hoffman peformance. The veteran actor played a German...
  • Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan

    Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has agreed to Pakistan's request to stop drone-launched missile strikes except on Al Qaeda operational leaders while Islamabad pursues peace talks with local Taliban militants, U.S. officials say. The informal...
  • Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin
    WASHINGTON — The Ukraine crisis has forced Western leaders to reassess what they thought they knew about Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has shown that he is willing to make far riskier moves to achieve his security goals and that his...
  • Chris Pavone's 'The Accident' fuses literary world, spy craft

    Chris Pavone's 'The Accident' fuses literary world, spy craft
    No advice is more confusing to writers than "write what you know." Taken to its solipsistic extremes, it would mean novelists could not write characters outside of their own gender, race, geography or professional background. While the works of Susan...
  • Ex-federal official: Attack on Bay Area substation was terrorism

    Ex-federal official: Attack on Bay Area substation was terrorism
    A Pacific Gas and Electric spokesman Wednesday night described how the utility was able to keep power flowing after shots were fired at a San Jose-area substation in an April attack that a former federal official said was an act of terrorism. Former...
  • American intelligence agencies disagreed on Russia threat in Ukraine

    American intelligence agencies disagreed on Russia threat in Ukraine
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence agencies disagreed on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin would order military intervention last week in Ukraine, officials said Tuesday, and the House Intelligence Committee is examining what caused the differing...
  • For Samsung, Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie is a triumph

    For Samsung, Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie is a triumph
    SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung Electronics Co. struck social media gold when Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres used one of its smartphones to take what has now become the world's most famous selfie. DeGeneres never mentioned Samsung, a major Academy Awards...
  • CIA reportedly says Russia sees treaty as justifying Ukraine moves

    CIA reportedly says Russia sees treaty as justifying Ukraine moves
    [Updated, 8 p.m., March 3: WASHINGTON — CIA director John Brennan told a senior lawmaker Monday that a 1997 treaty between Russia and Ukraine allows up to 25,000 Russia troops in the vital Crimea region, so Russia may not consider its recent troop...
  • Caution for Clinton: Iowa's history of toppling front-runners

    Caution for Clinton: Iowa's history of toppling front-runners
    DES MOINES - Iowa is a tough state for presidential front-runners. It may be the passive-aggressive nature of voters. Iowans are exceedingly polite; it’s the kind of place you’re expected to greet and even chat with others stepping onto an...