| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:14 PM
When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
The Republican challenger trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth tried to tie her to the Department of Veterans Affairs health care scandal during a joint appearance Monday.
"These issues didn't just come up overnight. These have been there for a...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:26 PM
There's simply no excuse for the Secret Service to have allowed an apparently deranged man to vault over the White House fence on Friday then sprint across the lawn and actually enter the president's residence through an unlocked door before he was...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton both wrote books criticizing the foreign policy practices of their old boss, President Barack Obama. Though writing independently, they each concluded that Obama's policies were weak, vacillating and lacking in aggression....
| Sep 16, 2014
| 1:41 PM
A pretty crafty genre pastiche until it stalls, director Adam Wingard's "The Guest" introduces its title character after he knocks on the front door of a small-town New Mexico family that recently lost their older son in the Iraq War. Door opens, a man'...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:19 PM
If you haven't yet heard about Matt Bai's book on the failed presidential hopes of Gary Hart, you will. Bai, once political editor for The New York Times' Sunday magazine and current political editor for Yahoo, asserts that one week in 1987 forever...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:07 AM
How do you make one of the most epic days in history more epic? Simple: write a metal song about it. With the title track of 2005's "Primo Victoria," Sweden-based power metal outfit Sabaton get inside the Allied Forces' heads as they invade Normandy in...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
As he dropped sandbags along the base of the Air Force barracks at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam, John Bowen saw the rockets soar in. The building buckled, he says, then exploded, and seemed to "rush up and hit me in the face" as the blast...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Both major political parties and groups of their deep-pocketed supporters are playing big in the handful of fiercely fought congressional races in California this year.
With Republicans widely expected to keep — even add to — their House...
| 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,...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:27 PM
WASHINGTON - When Secret Service officer Timothy McCarthy took a bullet to protect Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt and agent Jerry Parr shoved the president into a limousine, their quick reflexes projected a Hollywood-style image of...