| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:30 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on Friday killed eight civilians, including three women and three children, according to a provincial police chief.
The vehicle in which they were riding was destroyed and its driver killed...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Erika Brannock slides to the edge of her wheelchair.
She looks down at a pair of carefully selected gray New Balance athletic shoes. And stands.
Her thigh slides deeper into a flexible plastic socket as she shifts her weight from her right leg to a...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The appointment of Mullah Fazlullah as head of the Pakistani Taliban signals a significant shift for the militant organization into a potentially more uncompromising, violent group based increasingly on ideology rather than...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
What with taking off our shoes and belts at airports, discovering the feds are hoovering up all our phone records, and watching drone strikes and SEAL raids around the globe, it's sometimes easy to forget that America has escaped the horror of another...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Officials evacuated the Harper College gym building today after a note found in the men's locker room indicated a bomb would detonate, school officials said.
The Palatine building was cleared by the Cook County bomb squad hours later, said Kim Pohl,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Over the past decade, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh has made a name for herself in Chicago's Palestinian community as a peaceful social activist and staunch defender of women's rights, supporters say.
But federal authorities allege the diminutive 66-year-old...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber detonated a Toyota sedan Saturday next to an Afghan army vehicle protecting the site of an upcoming national assembly expected to consider a security pact with the United States. At least six people were killed and...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:15 AM
CAIRO -- An explosion Thursday tore through a residential neighborhood in Beirut’s southern suburbs, less than a week after a huge car bomb hit the city’s commercial center. Early reports on Thursday's blast indicated that at least three...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may be a national embarrassment, but his scandalous behavior -- smoking crack cocaine, threatening murder and making lewd remarks on live television -- is the biggest international news story out of Canada this century, Canadian...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Well, that was fast. In an early-September column about the Syrian conflict and the new world order, I wrote that Russia and the West could team up against the forces of radical Islam. It looks set to happen sooner than expected, given the current wave of...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:11 PM
AMMAN, Jordan -- Lebanon's capital was rocked again Thursday by what appeared to be a sectarian car bombing that tore through a stronghold of the Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah, killing at least four people. More than 70 were wounded.
The explosion ...