| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Bahrain announced Monday that it was expelling a top State Department official for meddling in its affairs, sharpening tensions between the Obama administration and a strategically important Persian Gulf ally.
The state-run Bahrain News Agency said...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Did the mayor just say that on live television?
Yes, I’m pretty sure L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti let one slip. I wasn’t at today’s bash celebrating the L.A. Kings’ Stanley Cup victory over the New York Rangers, but I’ve now...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The U.S. Navy, which earlier began allowing "humanist" as a designated religious preference despite the fact that many humanists are atheists, recently rejected its first application from a humanist chaplain.
Days later, the U.S. Senate approved a...
| Jul 6, 2014
Today mostly the domain of riverboat tours and kayakers, the Chicago River was once part of the thoroughfare for 28 World War II submarines built in Wisconsin making their way out to the Pacific. To highlight this little-known chapter of Chicago history,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:16 PM
After the fireworks show at Lake Eola this Fourth of July, middle-school teacher Thomas Rebman plans to kiss his wife, hug his stepson and venture off into a 30-day odyssey of homelessness with nothing more than an ID card, his iPhone and a charger....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Michelle Howard might be used to being the first to do a lot of things, but Tuesday's first is a big one.
In a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, Howard became the first woman promoted to...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:08 AM
The Libyan militant accused of involvement in the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya will remain in U.S. custody as he awaits trial, a federal judge said on Wednesday.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Exploding shells and rockets rattled me awake in the early hours of a misty Tuesday morning in Saigon. I scrambled to my hotel roof and watched as fireballs, smoke and debris burst across the city's famous airport once one of the busiest in the world, now...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:14 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — If you listen to the U.S. Navy, Newport News and Hampton are problem cities for the retail sale of spice.
But unlike nearby counties the two cities haven't raided stores that sell spice, which a local prosecutor and a defense...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:31 AM
The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner suffered a further setback on Thursday after Australian officials said wreckage from the aircraft was not on the seabed in the area they had identified.
Flight MH370, carrying 239 passengers and crew,...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:53 PM
At the ceremonial entrance of Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., stands a majestic citadel of white marble strung across the landscape like outstretched arms embracing visitors, pilgrims and mourners who come to...