| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:28 PM
To the editor: Gregory Daddis speaks for many of us. There has to be a peaceful way out of this morass before we become as intransigent as the Israelis and Palestinians. It might already be too late. ("Why war? It's a question Americans should be asking,"...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:43 PM
Federal prosecutors want an undercover FBI agent to testify in disguise and in a courtroom cleared of the public and news media at the upcoming trial of a suburban man charged with attempting to detonate a car bomb outside a Loop bar.
In the court filing...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
President Obama, who swept to power in 2008 in part on his promise to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq, is clearly a reluctant warrior. His concern about getting involved in "mission creep" in the deserts of Iraq, where nearly 4,500 troops have died, recently...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:31 PM
WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria posted a video on Friday that appeared to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, triggering condemnation by the British and U.S. governments.
The footage on YouTube,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Former Vice President Dick Cheney called Wednesday for launching "immediate, sustained, simultaneous action" to defeat the Islamic State, arguing that President Obama bore responsibility for the danger the jihadist group now poses to America's interests....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:24 AM
The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:37 PM
President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had authorized "targeted" U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq and military airdrops of humanitarian supplies to besieged religious minorities there to prevent a "potential act of...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:01 PM
The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday.
"They are an imminent threat to every interest we...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:19 PM
The Islamic State, a Sunni militant group that spans across parts of Syria and into Iraq, is the organization behind the brutal execution of American journalist James Foley. Here is a closer look at the group, its roots and its characteristics.
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:30 PM
President Obama on Wednesday unveiled his strategy to defeat the extremist group Islamic State "wherever they exist."
For a president who has prided himself on ending the war in Iraq, it is a problem with no easy solutions.
He must consider an...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:05 AM
It could be argued, maybe not by snooty art historians but certainly by congenitally low-brow connoisseurs of kitsch, that to be famous in America, truly iconic, one's likeness must be painted on black velvet.
Step into a cramped, dimly lit storefront...