| May 24, 2014
| 3:05 PM
| May 28, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins again at UC Santa Barbara, where about 20,000 people attended a memorial Tuesday at the university's Harder Stadium for victims of last week's rampage. "We are grieving together today as a family," UC President...
| Apr 14, 2014
The 118th Boston Marathon, next week, will actually be the first of its kind — the first running of the iconic American foot race after two bombers killed three people, injured 263 (many horribly) and shook the nation a year ago Tuesday.
| Feb 16, 2014
For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out.
Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's new plan for the National Security Agency would significantly curb its authority, ending its vast collection of Americans' telephone records, but at the same time give the spy agency access to millions of cellphone...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Horrified by the 20 years of civil war that devolved into lawlessness in her homeland, entrepreneur and supermodel Iman wanted to do something for her countrymen.
"It was a clan-based country, not tribal. Everyone was related to each other, one language,...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When a small group of Nigerian Islamist militants attacked two police stations and killed an officer, government security forces moved in swiftly, announcing they had "crushed" the revolt.
Ten months later, the militants attacked two more stations,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:31 PM
SAN DIEGO - A cabdriver from Anaheim on Friday became the 4th Somali national to be sentenced to prison for providing money and other support to a terrorist group in their native country.
Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud, 38, was sentenced to six years in...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Producer-directors Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta, both with impressive credits in features and docus, team up for "Last Hijack," a semi-animated "nonfiction narrative" that reps a rare cinematic attempt to deal with Somali piracy from a pirate's side...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Two American security officers and former Navy SEALs have been found dead on board the Maersk Alabama, the cargo ship whose hijacking by Somali pirates inspired the film "Captain Phillips," Seychelles Island police said Wednesday.
According to police,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hollywood loves a Cinderella story, and few have ever fit that shoe better than Barkhad Abdi. The actor, who played Somali pirate leader Muse in the Paul Greengrass film "Captain Phillips" to great acclaim, was born in Mogadishu. He recalls an idyllic...