| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:00 AM
As fighting raged between Islamist extremists and armed residents of the northern Iraqi town of Qahtaniya, Abdal Ali Aliyas had a split-second decision to make.
There were two roads leading to the countryside. Aliyas fled by the gravel road. His 18-...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.
The soldier, recognizable as...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:12 PM
A federal judge's "flawed" decision declaring California's enforcement of the death penalty unconstitutional will be appealed, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Thursday.
Harris will ask the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn last month's...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 4:13 PM
In the editorial "Strike The Black Flag" [June 7], The Courant shows how little the staff knows about prisoners of war. Who is to say that Sgt. Bowie Bergadahl is "the last American prisoner of war"? How can you take such an important subject so lightly?...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:21 AM
The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives.
"He was an...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:03 PM
After more than a decade of denial and concealment on the part of our government, President Obama's recent acknowledgment that "we tortured some folks" felt like a milestone. Even in its spare, reductive phrasing, the president's statement opened up the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Israel on Wednesday was pursuing a two-fold mission in the West Bank: Find three Israeli teenagers presumed to have been kidnapped last week and crack down on the Palestinian militant organization Hamas.
The three yeshiva students -- Gilad Shaar and...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:24 AM
Former Congressman Allen West wants his former colleagues in the U.S. House to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama.
Citing the swap of five Taliban prisoners of war held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Sgt. Bowe...
| Aug 1, 2014
Harry M. "Top" Peterson wasn't much of a cook, his family said, but he knew the chemistry of food inside and out, and used that expertise to become an innovator in the food processing industry.
After spending a year at Kraft Foods as a chemist in the...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will take up a U.S. Army desk job in San Antonio after weeks of counseling following his release from five years of captivity by the Afghan Taliban, officials said on Monday.
Bergdahl, who was freed in a prisoner exchange on May...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed from Taliban captivity six weeks ago. Now, he has completed treatment at a military hospital in Texas and is being returned to active duty, Army officials said Monday.
In a statement, officials said Bergdahl had “...