| Jan 14, 2012
| 8:24 PM
A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman targeted Shiite pilgrims Saturday outside the southern Iraqi city of Basra, killing at least 53 people and wounding 137, the Interior Ministry said.
The blast was the single deadliest attack on the Shiite...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 4:38 PM
America avoided one catastrophe this summer when Congress raised the debt ceiling and averted the first default in U.S. history. But another calamity is waiting in the wings. The failure of the budget "supercommittee" puts in motion a trillion dollars...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 5:31 PM
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At the peak of the United States's war in Iraq, the U.S. military had more than 170,000 troops, 500 bases replete with tents and toilets, kitchens and motor pools, and an airline that flew hundreds of times a day across the country....
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Irvine official to speak at Conservancy dinner
The Laguna Canyon Conservancy will host Beth Krom, mayor pro tem of Irvine and chairwoman of the Orange County Great Park Corp., at its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Tivoli Terrace.
| Dec 14, 2011
| 11:10 AM
President Obama celebrated the soldiers who fought the Iraq war on Wednesday, marking the fulfillment of a campaign promise to bring home all U.S. forces following a nearly nine-year conflict that killed more than 4,400 U.S. soldiers.
"So as your...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 10:16 AM
As defense strategists at the Pentagon carry out their review of how to make roughly $400 billion in cuts over 10 years, and Congress considers the possibility of reductions twice as large as required by the supercommittee's failure to reach agreement,...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:14 PM
Flying over Iraq this week, Maryland National Guard Col. David W. Carey surveyed miles and miles of emptiness.
Where 500 U.S. bases once housed as many as 170,000 troops, the American military footprint had shrunk to two bases and 4,000 soldiers —...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:57 PM
Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation's most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 6:36 AM
Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high temperature around 49 degrees. The low temperature is expected to be around 36 degrees tonight.
Here are today's morning traffic issues.
FROM LAST NIGHT...
Teen boy killed when...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 9:55 PM
An accused terrorist was arraigned late Sunday in a Manhattan courthouse on charges he conspired to commit crimes of terrorism.
Some of the charges lodged against Jose Pimentel, 27, include first-degree criminal possession of a weapon as a crime of...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 7:46 AM
A man described as a homegrown terrorist is behind bars accused of plotting to bomb post offices, police cars and a police station in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Cops say 27-year-old Jose Pimentel of Hamilton Heights was arrested Saturday as he was about to...