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  • Texas stirs controversy with plans to execute schizophrenic man

    Attorneys and a politically diverse coalition of supporters are fighting to stop Texas from executing a schizophrenic man this week, arguing that to do so would be unconstitutional. Scott Panetti, 56, is scheduled to be executed 6 p.m. local time...
  • Six detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay prison to Uruguay

    Six men held at Guantanamo Bay were transferred to Uruguay, the largest single group of detainees to be moved from the military prison in Cuba, the Pentagon said Sunday. The transfer, nearly a year in the making, marks the first time that Guantanamo...
  • Wreaths Across America ceremony to held at Hampton cemetery

    Wreaths will be placed at veterans headstones throughout the country on Dec. 13, including at the Hampton National Cemetery. Wreaths Across America Day takes place each December and will be replicated at 900 locations this year. A remembrance ceremony...
  • Dec. 13 Letters: Campus assaults, CIA report

    Safe on campus? I am glad to see the Daily Press giving long overdue attention to how on-campus sexual assaults and related offenses are handled by various Virginia colleges and universities. Your Oct. 19 article, "Hampton Roads college safety advocates...
  • CIA torturers served their country poorly

    CIA torturers served their country poorly
    To the editor: As a former prisoner of war, I found that an important psychological defense against bad treatment at the hands of a captor (North Korea, in my case) was to hold the captor in contempt as morally and culturally inferior to Americans and...
  • War Stories (Part 2 of 2): 'Gen. Eisenhower took my hand: "Soldier, how do you feel?"'

    War Stories (Part 2 of 2): 'Gen. Eisenhower took my hand: "Soldier, how do you feel?"'
    THE STORY SO FAR: Schuylkill County native Carl A. Schroeter, a son of German immigrants, is on a cold march after being taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge. He has been rifle-smacked to the ground by a murderous German guard after trying to...
  • Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus

    Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus
    In the "Salt Pit," a then-secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, John "Bruce" Jessen watched carefully in late 2002 as five agency officers rushed into a darkened cell and grabbed an Afghan detainee named Gul Rahman. "It was thoroughly planned and rehearsed,...
  • WWII prisoner of war receives apologies during visit to Japan

    WWII prisoner of war receives apologies during visit to Japan
    Darrell Stark, age 92, of Stafford Springs, recently met with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-2) to talk about his recent trip to Japan. Stark and six other former prisoners of war held by Japan during World War II made the journey as guests of the Japanese...
  • U.S. officials send Kuwaiti man home from Guantanamo Bay prison

    U.S. officials send Kuwaiti man home from Guantanamo Bay prison
    A long-held Al Qaeda suspect at Guantanamo Bay was sent home to Kuwait early Wednesday after U.S. officials concluded he does not pose a threat to the United States. Fawzi Odah, 37, was never charged or put on trial during his 13 years in the U.S....
  • Deal reportedly reached to free captured Colombian general

    Deal reportedly reached to free captured Colombian general
    Countries assisting peace talks between Colombia's government and leftist rebels said Wednesday night that an agreement had been reached to free a general whose capture jeopardized the negotiations. A joint statement from Cuba and Norway said the two...
  • Russian Taliban fighter charged in U.S. civilian court

    A Russian member of the Taliban who was captured by U.S. forces five years ago in eastern Afghanistan was named Tuesday in an indictment charging him with coordinating attacks on U.S. troops and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. Irek Ilgiz...