| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Revelations about Central Intelligence Agency mistreatment of captive terrorism suspects spurred worldwide revulsion Tuesday and provided ammunition to foreign critics who accuse the United States of a double standard on human rights at home and abroad....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:46 PM
The most extensive review of U.S. intelligence-gathering tactics in generations is set to be made public Tuesday and is expected to reignite a post-Sept. 11 public debate over the use of torture to combat terrorism.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:58 PM
The CIA's brutal interrogations of terrorism suspects from 2002 to 2008 led to false confessions and fabricated information, produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks and were so badly run that the CIA lost track of captives,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:51 PM
One of the chief points of the Senate’s report on the CIA’s torture of prisoners at its secret detention camps is that the expressed justifications for the often brutal interrogations shifted depending on circumstances. A prime example is...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy recently made international news by erecting a giant green sex toy in Paris' Place Vendome and calling it "Tree." Before the installation could officially open this week, some Paris residents forced the object's...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
After Islamic State's beheading of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama's administration is making little headway in efforts to secure the release of three other Americans held by the insurgent group in Syria, officials said.
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:56 PM
As Islamic State fighters from Syria blitzed across northern Iraq this summer, they swept thousands of fresh recruits from Iraqi Sunni tribal militias, prisons and insurgent groups into their ranks, nearly tripling the size of their armed force and...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
At least four hostages held in Syria by Islamic State militants, including U.S. journalist James Foley, were waterboarded during their captivity, The Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the treatment of Western hostages....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria. Kerry on Monday had hailed the...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:29 PM
President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants.
Obama will deliver a speech...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:01 PM
The hunter has become the hunted in the new trailer for "Taken 3," the next -- and supposedly final -- installment of the hit action franchise starring Liam Neeson as a butt-kicking family man with a "very particular set of skills." (Watch the trailer...