| 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...
| 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....
| May 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Liam Neeson's action thriller "Taken 3" has taken its business to Georgia, adding to the Peach State's growing list of Hollywood credits.
The production recently wrapped 17 days of filming in the Los Angeles area, capturing scenes at the Malibu Pier,...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega is suing the Santa Monica video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. for depicting him and using his name without his permission in one of the fastest-selling video games.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:31 AM
There are dark twists and turns in Roger Donaldson's film "The November Man."
Based on the novel "There Are No Spies" by Bill Granger, the movie follows ex-CIA agent Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) as he is called back from retirement for one...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The Justice Department announced Thursday it would not launch a criminal investigation into an embarrassing dispute between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee over alleged mishandling of classified files relating to harsh CIA interrogations...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 11:32 AM
"The Good Wife" (CBS, Sundays), "Nashville" (ABC, Wednesdays), "Madam Secretary" (CBS, Sundays). The most satisfying and the most vexing network dramas, as seen from my little critic's corner of the world, return. And a new show whose degree of...