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  • Obama-Suu Kyi visit in Myanmar reflects warmth and differences

    They greeted each other with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and then Friday’s meeting between President Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi quickly moved beyond pleasantries. He suggested she speak out more forcefully on behalf...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Oklahoma attorney general seeks delay of three upcoming executions

    Citing a lack of necessary drugs and the need for additional training of corrections employees after a botched execution in April, Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Scott Pruitt wants to delay three upcoming executions scheduled to take place by the end of the year. ...
  • Families of those missing in action fight time, bureaucracy

    In April 1943, when Ronald Norford was 10, his older brother Robert enlisted in the U.S. Navy and shipped out on a submarine patrolling the waters off Japan as World War Two was reaching full boil. "My mother made me a white dress Navy uniform, like...
  • Defense Department event gives hope to loved ones of POWs, MIAs

    Defense Department event gives hope to loved ones of POWs, MIAs
    Despite having never met her uncle, Army Sgt. Frank Torigian, Glenda Frese has spent the last 15 years trying to bring his remains home from their unknown resting place in North Korea. Torigian went missing, and ultimately died, during the Korean War...
  • 'Camp X-Ray' is contained and attentive

    'Camp X-Ray' is contained and attentive
    *** (out of four) Making a movie about the imperfect circumstances—to put it mildly—at Guantanamo Bay is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Even those with minimal information about the controversial prison probably don’t presume...
  • 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...
  • Iranian woman facing death penalty may be spared

    An Iranian woman facing a death sentence in a murder case that some have labeled a miscarriage of justice may be spared the gallows, Iranian judicial officials said Monday. Authorities were seeking consent from the family of the victim to vacate the...
  • Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'

    Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'
    For months, Islamic State militants have engaged in a high-stakes game of deadly extortion, threatening to behead American captives they are holding in the Middle East unless their demands are met, including an end to U.S. airstrikes targeting their...