| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:45 PM
It took a New York jury just a few hours to convict an Egyptian-born cleric this year on charges he tried to set up a terrorist training camp in rural Oregon, and now one of his alleged co-conspirators in the plot is on U.S. soil after being extradited...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:39 AM
When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapsed amid protests over Vietnam. He left...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Sen. Dick Durbin has won his last 10 races for the U.S. Senate and House, and the Democrat is way ahead in the polls this time. But he says he's running hard for re-election, and he cites a Republican as one of the reasons.
No, not opponent Jim...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is suspected of helping direct the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, was indicted Tuesday as the "leader of an extremist military group" who conspired to carry out the fiery ambush that killed...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Does the president create the times, or do the times create the president?
Midway through the recent documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns about the Roosevelt political family — Teddy, Eleanor and Franklin D. — I got stuck on that question....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Sulaiman abu Ghaith, a top Al Qaeda leader and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, was sentenced in New York on Tuesday to life in prison with no possibility of parole, becoming the highest-ranking advisor to the terrorist group to be convicted and now...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:00 AM
As the migration of disaffected young men and women to join the fighting in Syria and Iraq intensifies, so do fears among security services worldwide that their radicalized nationals will bring terrorist plots home with them when the battles are over....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Not long ago, Kristen Stewart was the face of one of Hollywood's biggest franchises. But even as she skyrocketed to fame as the star of the blockbuster "Twilight" films, the actress never seemed entirely comfortable as a headline-grabbing international...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:26 PM
A federal judge has ordered the Obama administration to release videos of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner being force-fed.
U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler issued an order Friday that requires the federal government to release the 28 videos to the public...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:02 AM
British prosecutors dropped terrorism-related charges against former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg on Wednesday, days before his trial was scheduled to begin.
Begg, a Briton of Pakistani descent, was arrested in February and charged with seven counts...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:12 PM
At a time when heightened fears of government surveillance coincide with growing anxiety about global terrorism, the next top U.S. law-enforcement officer will face daunting challenges to balance protection of Americans' security and the right to privacy....