| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:58 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Over strident U.S. objections, Afghanistan on Thursday released 65 prisoners whom it said it could not prosecute despite American warnings that they could return to attacking coalition forces and civilians.
The U.S. military had...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Before serving as an interpreter for the U.S. military, Shafiq Nazari passed exhaustive background checks by U.S. military and intelligence agencies.
The military trusted him enough to issue him an automatic rifle. He has...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:50 PM
SACRAMENTO — Jim Power, a licensed trainer of guide dogs for the blind from San Rafael, was visiting a crowded Southern California theme park a week ago when he spied "a 20-something lady...with a Chihuahua on a leash." The small pooch wore a vest...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
A onetime American Youth Soccer Organization coach in Lancaster was found guilty Thursday of molesting 15 children over 17 years.
Jurors took four hours to convict Renoir Vincent Valenti, 52, of multiple felony and misdemeanor sexual abuse crimes...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:38 AM
CAIRO -- A Dutch reporter left Egypt on Tuesday after learning she was one of four foreign journalists accused by Egyptian prosecutors of terrorism-related charges, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said.
Dutch diplomats had held talks with Egyptian...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:24 PM
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced on Tuesday a ban against issuing U.S. visas to foreigners implicated in wartime sexual violence.
“No one at the highest level of military or governance who has presided over, or engaged in,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:22 PM
If you’re an American chasing tickets for the World Cup beginning June 12, your time is running short, and you have to go through Brasilia and FIFA, not necessarily in that order.
Brasilia is the Brazilian capital, where the government oversees...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:49 PM
WASHINGTON -- After a spate of large-scale cyberattacks on large retailers, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. urged Congress to adopt a national standard for notifying consumers of a security breach.
Holder said creating such a law would bolster the Justice...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Maybe Capital One should take a course in remedial English. The credit card issuer seems to be having a tough time communicating relatively simple ideas.
Betty Rome, for example, would be thousands of dollars wealthier now had Cap One expressed itself...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The names and Social Security numbers of more than 309,000 students and staff from the University of Maryland, dating back to 1998, were stolen in a "sophisticated" security attack that penetrated recently bolstered defenses, the school’s...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Chen Si, 35, and her husband visited Los Angeles from Shanghai for the first time in December, excited about local attractions like Disneyland and Hollywood.
They were less enthused about the idea of American food. They booked a room in San Gabriel,...