| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Robert S. Strauss, a one-time chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a Washington insider who combined earthy Texas charm with raw political power, died Wednesday. He was 95.
A spokesman for Strauss' Washington law firm, Akin Gump Strauss...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month.
Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:19 AM
BEIJING – To mask or not to mask -- that is still a question.
A huge swath of northeast China -- more than 10% of the country’s landmass -- is again engulfed in toxic smog. Beijing’s air quality index, as measured by the U.S. Embassy,...
| Jun 24, 2014
By the spring of 1975, U.S. combat troops had been gone from Vietnam for two years. The country's long involvement there had ended, the draft had been abolished, Richard Nixon had resigned and the Americans who fought there were engaged at home in an...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:46 AM
Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases on Wednesday as the first U.S. teams arrived to assess the Iraqi security forces and decide how to help counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.
Two weeks of advances by militants spearheaded by al Qaeda...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Ruling out a "no-spy agreement" with any country, President Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States had not reached a deal with Germany to limit U.S. surveillance on its territory.
The U.S. and Germany have been negotiating over mutual rules...
| May 3, 2014
| 7:28 PM
They live on West Coast time, home school their two sons on lengthy Skype sessions and record themselves reading books so their children can remember their voices.
Forced to remain in Qatar while they fight prison sentences for the death of their...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
During a media session prior to the February 2009 Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin pointed at me and said, "You owe me for getting you a week's vacation in Tampa."
Tomlin was right. Sort of....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:33 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama signed into law a bill Friday that will block Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States.
The measure is the first substantial bill from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a likely Republican...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:02 PM
A U.S. mission to deliver books to a school in Afghanistan that ended in the death of a young foreign service officer from River Forest was plagued by poor planning that “failed at all levels,” according to a scathing Army report obtained by...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years.