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  • At CIA's 'Salt Pit' prison, torture reigned with little oversight

    At CIA's 'Salt Pit' prison, torture reigned with little oversight
    The first detainee interrogated in the old abandoned brick factory north of Kabul became the model for what would later unfold in the cave-like halls of a CIA interrogation facility known as the "Salt Pit." Ridha Najjar, a suspected former bodyguard for...
  • Has Dundalk gone to the GOP for good?

    Has Dundalk gone to the GOP for good?
    While Larry Hogan triumphed in the Maryland governor's race, his fellow Republicans won legislative and the county council seats in Dundalk for the first time in decades, completing a dramatic partisan shift in one of the state's once reliably...
  • US bases, embassies prepare for violence with release of Senate torture report

    WASHINGTON U.S. forces and diplomatic missions overseas braced Monday for the release of the public version of a long-awaited Senate Intelligence Committee report into the CIA's use of torture after a U.S. intelligence community warning of a "heightened...
  • The real reason for torture

    The real reason for torture
    The most illuminating thing ever said about the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” to combat terrorists came in 2005, in response to a question posed by Notre Dame law professor Doug Cassel to John Yoo, who held a high post in George...
  • CIA brutalized terror suspects for little intelligence gain, Senate panel finds

    WASHINGTON The CIA's use of torture failed to gain any intelligence on imminent terrorist threats, didn't lead to any high-level terrorists including Osama bin Laden produced fabricated information and was far more brutal than the agency portrayed to...
  • Report shows that, effective or not, treatment of CIA prisoners was brutal

    WASHINGTON The CIA interrogator snapped his fingers, and suspected terrorist Abu Zubaydah meekly lay down on the waterboarding table. Then the pain began, again. It was August 2002, at a secret overseas site code-named by the committee Detention Site...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee: CIA's interrogations vicious, ineffective

    WASHINGTON The CIA held at least 119 people in secret overseas prisons some of whom were innocent and subjected many to gruesome interrogations that didn't lead to any high-level terrorists including Osama bin Laden and were more vicious than the agency...
  • Torture remains a political football

    Torture remains a political football
    The catalog of horrors contained in Tuesday's report from the Senate Intelligence Committee ought to settle one argument for good: Yes, the CIA did use torture on suspected terrorists in its secret detention program a decade ago. Not convinced...
  • Obama talks family, power, numerous Defense secretaries on 'Colbert'

    President Obama told comedian Stephen Colbert on Monday that he has no trouble staying humble because he has not only Congress to keep his ego in check but also his wife and daughters. "There are no trumpets" at his home in the family residence of the...
  • Ralph Baer dies at 92; inventor was behind video game console

    Ralph Baer, an inventor whose design sparked the idea for the first video game console years before Atari and Nintendo became household staples, died Saturday at his home in Manchester, N.H. He was 92. His death was confirmed by his son, Mark Baer,...
  • Special Report: In ever-clubbier bar, eight men emerge as Supreme Court confidants

    About 30 seconds into an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall, lawyer Paul Clement was interrupted by a question. It came from Justice Elena Kagan, and it cut to the heart of his case. But during Clement's response, another justice jumped...