| May 26, 2011
| 1:43 PM
With the death of Osama bin Laden still fresh in many minds, Memorial Day is likely to have extra meaning this year.
Americans from coast to coast can join in a single commemoration as PBS offers its annual telecast of the National Memorial Day Concert...
| May 27, 2011
| 8:02 AM
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives took an important vote on an amendment that would pull U.S. troops out of the Afghanistan war.
Normally, this is the type of measure that's only supported by folks on the fringes of their political parties...
| May 28, 2011
| 6:46 PM
Osama bin Laden is dead, but his brand of religious extremism lives on.
This is not to say that such religious extremism is exclusive to Islam and Muslims.
Extremism infiltrates the minds of religious zealots, nationalists, racists, environmentalists,...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Over the past two years, Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) global operational and ideological reach have added significant strategic depth to the besieged al-Qaida Senior Leadership organization (AQSL) in Afghanistan and Pakistan....
| Jun 8, 2011
Jeff Gilbert has no military experience, but he can empathize with veterans who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.
Gilbert faced the same battle with addiction — a battle that led him to help others through Hope for Tomorrow, a nonprofit...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:48 PM
With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Laguna Beach began 2011 by digging itself out of the mud. Homes, art studios, businesses, the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter and the Anneliese School suffered damage and destruction in the December 2010 rainstorms.
Recovery was on everyone's mind.
| Jan 14, 2012
| 2:41 PM
A Woodlawn man watches online videos of Osama bin Laden, posts about jihad on his Facebook page, and — according to federal prosecutors — agrees to a plot to detonate a bomb at a military recruiting center in Catonsville.
An Ellicott City...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:00 AM
News that the U.S. has resumed drone strikes in Pakistan, killing at least three suspected militants last week in the tribal areas of North Waziristan along that country's border with Afghanistan, could hardly come at a more delicate moment for U.S.-...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:32 PM
Was that a State of the Union address or was it President Barack Obama's first big campaign speech of 2012? It certainly sounded like the latter, but given the state of Washington, what else could we expect? His opening lines, a tribute to the soldiers...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 4:01 PM
His approval ratings are largely stagnant and his prospects for reelection in doubt. But President Obama says it's all to be expected.
"We've gone through an incredibly difficult time in this country. And I would be surprised if the American people...