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  • Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates has harsh words for Obama and Biden

    WASHINGTON — President Obama became progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to the war in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperienced White House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his...
  • Deann Groen Bayless, restaurateur

    Deann Groen Bayless, restaurateur
    (Editor's note: This is a longer version of a story that appeared in the Chicago Tribune's Sunday features section.) Deann Groen Bayless has spent nearly three decades in the Chicago restaurant business and says she has never felt dismissed or...
  • The Rev. John T. Carter

    The Rev. John T. Carter
    The Rev. John T. Carter, a retired Roman Catholic Navy chaplain who later pastored several churches in Western Maryland, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of respiratory failure. He was 71. "Our Uncle Martin Hyland was...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer

    PASSINGS: Charles Vest, Sam Barshop, Colin Wilson, Fred F. Scherer
    Charles Vest President of MIT oversaw expansion Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
  • Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled

    Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled
    WASHINGTON — Speaking today on behalf of his "fellow broken people," Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in 2012, urged the Senate to ratify a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled. Kirk, who is retired from the Navy Reserve,...
  • Six foreign troops killed in Afghanistan aircraft crash

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Six foreign troops were killed in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday when an aircraft crashed, according to the International Security Assistance Force. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led force declined to give the nationality...
  • Government shutdown, filibusters topped 2013's political news online

    WASHINGTON – They’re not perfect measures of public interest, but the year-end roundups released by tech giants Google, Twitter and Facebook do provide some insight into the online political curiosity of the nation. Of the year’s...
  • Erik Prince tells his own Blackwater story to Jon Stewart

    Erik Prince tells his own Blackwater story to Jon Stewart
    Back in the most heated days of the Iraq war, Erik Prince and his private security firm Blackwater were all over the news with reports of its contracted soldiers creating a touchy political situation alongside the United States' enlisted men on the...
  • FBI adds former Boston man to most-wanted terrorists list

    WASHINGTON — A man with dual U.S. and Syrian citizenship was added to the FBI's most-wanted terrorists list Wednesday after eluding arrest for four years on charges of making at least three trips to Pakistan and Yemen to undergo jihad training to...
  • Iraq war veteran sentenced in stabbing death of girlfriend, 22

    An Iraq war veteran who blamed post-traumatic stress disorder for choking and stabbing his 22-year-old girlfriend to death was sentenced Thursday to 26 years to life in prison. Allowed by his attorney to apologize for the first time since the January...
  • Dennis Rodman to celebrate Kim Jong Un's birthday in North Korea

    Dennis Rodman to celebrate Kim Jong Un's birthday in North Korea
    Dennis Rodman is going through with his plans to return to North Korea this week to train the national basketball team and help celebrate leader Kim Jong Un's birthday, despite the recent execution of Kim's uncle. Rodman has already visited the...