| May 24, 2014
| 3:05 PM
| May 20, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A man was indicted Tuesday for fraud on charges that he ripped off a Crystal Lake charity by posing as a Navy SEAL who could rescue aid workers kidnapped in Somalia, authorities said.
William Burley, 34, of Yucaipa, Calif., was indicted by a grand...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Ten people died Friday when two explosions shattered a Nairobi market, even as hundreds of British tourists were evacuating the country because of warnings of an increased terror threat.
Kenya's National Disaster Operation Center said 76 people were...
| May 17, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Race 1: Jockey Julian Pimentel rode Magic Cash to victory in the first of 12 races on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Phlash Phelps took second and Relentless Ride finished in third in the 1 1/6-mile race. The winner finished in 1 minute, 44.98 seconds....
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:03 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A suicide car bomber attacked the Somali presidential palace in Mogadishu on Friday, triggering a massive explosion, before about 10 heavily armed gunmen jumped out of two more vehicles and opened fire.
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:55 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nine militants and two Somali government officials were killed when an Al Qaeda-linked terror group attacked the presidential compound in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Friday.
President Hassan Sheik Mohamud, whose...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Actors who portrayed men driven by desperation, greed, hate and opportunism received Academy Award nominations for best supporting actor Thursday in an intense spectrum of films that ranged from exposing Wall Street’s financial sins to the battle...