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  • Pictures in the News | March 13, 2014

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, pallbearers carry the casket of Los Angeles Police Officer Nicholas Lee in to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for his public funeral service. Lee died in a traffic accident in Beverly Hills while responding to a...
  • Pictures in the News | March 3, 2014

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Tinseltown, where Hollywood celebrated the best in film during the 86th Annual Academy Awards....
  • Turkey's leader warns protesters in Istanbul and sends his 'love'

    Turkey's leader warns protesters in Istanbul and sends his 'love'
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Tuesday that his tolerance for nationwide street protests was at an end, as riot police clashed with demonstrators who have occupied Istanbul’s Taksim Square for nearly...
  • Turkey's leader calms protests -- for now

    Turkey's leader calms protests -- for now
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – The political standoff between antigovernment protesters and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan eased Friday, but the last two weeks of unrest revealed national fissures and a belief by many that their leader will get his...
  • The two tortured political marriages of Richard Nixon

    The two tortured political marriages of Richard Nixon
    Just as they say that the poor are always with is, so it is with Richard Nixon, arguably the most tormented American president, who comes back to us in the new book "Ike and Dick" (appropriately subtitled "Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage"). The...
  • Fears of bloodshed in Egypt as protests begin

    CAIRO -- Tents shine in the sun, banners flap and protesters, like an army regathering in an unfinished war, march down boulevards into Tahrir Square, where President Mohamed Morsi is cursed and scorned through loudspeakers crackling in the sweltering...
  • Turkey's former military chief sentenced to life in prison

    Turkey's former military chief sentenced to life in prison
    ANTAKYA, Turkey--Turkey’s former military chief was sentenced to life in prison on Monday, convicted along with many others of trying to overthrow the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Retired Gen. Ilker Basbug was the...
  • Egypt crisis: U.S. envoy meets with jailed Muslim Brotherhood leader

    CAIRO -- International efforts to resolve Egypt’s political crisis have intensified, including a prison meeting early Monday between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who faces murder charges...
  • Protests, resignations, a flu outbreak: Tough times for Peru's leader

    LIMA, Peru -- Nobody said it was going to be easy, and it rarely is for Peru’s presidents. But Ollanta Humala, who recently completed his second year in office, is facing an unusual array of challenges, including protests, cabinet resignations and...
  • Egyptian security forces move in on protests; deaths reported

    CAIRO -- Egyptian security forces firing tear gas moved early Wednesday to break up anti-government protests as supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi fired slingshots and hurled rocks at advancing police while military helicopters skimmed the...
  • World leaders condemn Egypt violence; Islamists back showdown

    World leaders condemn Egypt violence; Islamists back showdown
    World leaders Wednesday denounced the violence unleashed by Egyptian security forces to disperse Islamist protesters in Cairo. But Muslim Brotherhood allies of the demonstrators applauded their defiance as important in the quest for Muslim power...