| Jan 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
WASHINGTON — He was selling vegetables in Yemen at age 16 when he first embraced jihad, rising quickly in Al Qaeda and eventually being tapped for a Sept. 11, 2001, suicide operation in Asia that was scrapped in favor of the airplane attacks in...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:45 AM
LIMA, Peru -- A territorial dispute between Chile and Peru ended Monday with an international court awarding Peru a triangle of Pacific Ocean territory covering thousands of square miles rich in fishing and other natural resources.
Peru filed the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:21 AM
What had the makings of a nice little showdown between two of the NBA’s better point guards unfortunately won’t be taking place now when the Clippers play at the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday.
That’s because the league’s...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- For the first time since President Obama took office, reducing the federal deficit has slipped as a priority for most Americans, particularly his fellow Democrats, according to a new in-depth study of public attitudes.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:51 PM
ARLINGTON, Va. — Dressed in a white T-shirt, the former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden sat at the center of a long table Tuesday in the Guantanamo Bay prison, his beard dark and long, listening to two sides argue his fate.
On one side, his...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:16 AM
The U.S. has offered military assets to bolster security at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
The announcement comes just after it was learned that American warships and transport planes will be at the ready to evacuate U.S. athletes and officials in case of a...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:43 PM
A video threatening attacks on the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the reported spotting of a suspected "white widow" volunteer for suicide bombing have intensified security concerns for the event and prompted U.S. military plans to evacuate...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:28 PM
The four Marines killed while clearing an artillery range of unexploded ordnance at Camp Pendleton were members of an elite explosive ordnance disposal team, all with combat experience.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the Marines we...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:11 PM
WASHINGTON — The deadly 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was caused by the failure of the State Department to adequately protect the facility and poor intelligence-gathering by the CIA and other agencies, according to...
| Nov 3, 2013
Re "U.S. calls for 'Iron Man,'" Oct. 31
As a mother, I cringe at the onslaught of violent entertainment in our culture. But then I think, "What a great way for people — especially men — to get their aggression out by simulating war, violence...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Defense Department and CIA interrogation policies after 9/11 forced medical professionals to abandon their ethical obligations to "do no harm" to those in their care and some prohibited practices, including force-feeding of hunger strikers, continue...