| Jun 28, 2012
| 10:05 AM
A container on board a ship that cruised through the Middle East and Pakistan before heading to New York Harbor had everyone from Homeland Security to the Port Authority scrambling to make sure there aren't stowaways on board.
A grueling day-long...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Baghdad -- Attackers killed at least 60 people in Iraq on Thursday in strikes that targeted Shiites and renewed fears of sectarian violence, authorities said.
The deadliest attack was a suicide bombing targeting Shiite pilgrims just west of the...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Saddam Hussein’s son Uday (Dominic Cooper) is such a giver: He generously invites/kidnaps underage girls back to his home, and he forces guests at his birthday party to strip down so, uh, they can be a little cooler. For many...
| Dec 27, 2007
Kurdish lawmakers agreed Wednesday to a six-month delay of a referendum on whether the oil-rich city of Kirkuk should join the semiautonomous region of Kurdistan or remain under Iraqi central government control.
The delay had been expected because of...
| Jun 14, 2007
"Nicky! Look over your shoulder. Nicky!"
It was 11:30 in the morning and the paparazzi firing squad was lined up in front of the Kodak Theater on Hollywood and Highland.
Technically this was Barbara Walters' hour in the hot, bright, Hollywood sun -- the...
| Mar 9, 2010
Karl Rove is a true believer, as the subtitle to his memoir suggests, in a fighting faith. Much that vexes our current politics flows from the fact that he is an exemplar rather than a singular case.
"Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in...
| Aug 19, 2009
Robert Novak, the longtime syndicated columnist and television commentator who was at the center of a furor late in his career as the first journalist to disclose the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, died Tuesday. He was 78.
Novak died at home in...
| Jan 18, 2010
| 5:52 PM
Country singer had hits in 1950s
Carl Smith, 82, a country musician of the 1950s and '60s known for his dynamic voice, died Saturday at his Tennessee home, according to the Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin, Tenn.
Smith had 41...
| Jun 20, 2010
Twelve: 448 pp., $26.99
With the possible exception of Tom Wolfe and Maureen Dowd's, Christopher Hitchens' marvelous byline is the most archly kinetic in current-day American letters. Every article, review and...
| Nov 9, 2006
WASHINGTON — In turning to former CIA Director Robert M. Gates to take the reins at the Pentagon, President Bush has selected a low-key loyalist who is in many ways the opposite of outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
| May 16, 2009
It was a tiny article in the back of a newspaper that first caught the attention of playwright Rajiv Joseph. An American soldier stationed in Baghdad reportedly killed a Bengal tiger at the local zoo after the animal maimed a colleague who was trying to...
| Dec 16, 2008
Shoes make news surprisingly often. Think Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the U.N. General Assembly in 1960, brandishing his shoe at a Filipino delegate who was accusing the U.S.S.R. of imperialism in Eastern Europe. Speaking of the Philippines, think...