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  • VanDyke traveled in Libya with slain journalists

    VanDyke traveled in Libya with slain journalists
    Matthew VanDyke, the self-styled "Arab Spring Freedom Fighter" from Baltimore, was a friend of the two American journalists who were beheaded by Islamic State militants. VanDyke met James Foley and Steven Sotloff during his travels in Libya, and it...
  • Foley beheading reveals barbarity at heart of Islamic State [Commentary]

    Foley beheading reveals barbarity at heart of Islamic State [Commentary]
    Hollywood has come up with some fearsome swarms of monstrous villains -- think of the orcs in "The Hobbit" or the zombies in "World War Z" -- but those computer-generated creatures are nothing compared to the all-too-real swarm of monsters that have...
  • Obama's small-screen world view [Commentary]

    Obama's small-screen world view [Commentary]
    Does the president think the world is a TV show? One of the things you learn watching television as a kid is that the hero wins. No matter how dire things look, the star is going to be OK. MacGyver always defuses the bomb with some saltwater taffy...
  • Netflix sets Feb. 14 release for 'House of Cards' second season

    Netflix sets Feb. 14 release for 'House of Cards' second season
    The second season of "House of Cards," the Baltimore-made political drama starring Kevin Spacey, will debut Feb. 14, Netflix announced today. As was the case with season one, all 13 episodes will be available for Netflix subscribers to watch instantly....
  • Netflix sets Feb. 1 release for Baltimore-made 'House of Cards'

    Netflix sets Feb. 1 release for Baltimore-made 'House of Cards'
    On Thursday, Netflix announced a Feb. 1 release date for "House of Cards," the Baltimore-made political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. All 13 episodes of the first season will be available to subscribers on that date. The whole project...
  • Remembering Steven Sotloff

    "I am Shirley Sotloff. My son, Steven, is in your hands." So began Shirley Sotloff's emotional appeal to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terror group ISIS, on Aug. 27. The terror group had just released a video of a British-accented fighter...
  • Britain says no rescue mission as does not know where IS hostages are

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain ruled out a mission by special forces to rescue a Briton whose life was threatened in the latest execution video released by Islamic State militants, saying on Monday it did not know where he and other hostages were being held....
  • Slain journalist's mom: 'Jim believed until the end that his country would come'

    Slain journalist's mom: 'Jim believed until the end that his country would come'
    U.S. government officials repeatedly told James Foley's relatives they could not raise ransom money to secure the journalist's release after he was kidnapped in Syria, Foley's mother said in a CNN interview aired Thursday night. Foley, a freelance...
  • Video shows Islamic State henchman executing British aid worker

    WASHINGTON The Islamic State posted a video Saturday of the execution of a British aid worker for what the killer said was retaliation for Britain's decision to join the international coalition that the United States is leading to fight the radical...
  • Foley family says was 'threatened' by U.S. official over ransom: ABC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The family of murdered American journalist James Foley says it was threatened by a U.S. official who warned that family members could be charged with supporting terrorism if they paid a ransom to his Islamist captors, ABC News...
  • 'Cowardly act of violence', Bondi, and pit bull: Letters

    'Cowardly act of violence', Bondi, and pit bull: Letters
    'Cowardly act of violence' Several weeks ago, President Obama described the killing of journalist James Foley as a "cowardly act of violence." Usually we associate cowardice with shrinking from aggressive behavior, withdrawing, fleeing. But the...
  • The dangerous world of freelance journalism

     The dangerous world of freelance journalism
    James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the two journalists recently beheaded on video by members of the militant group Islamic State, had a number of things in common. They both cared deeply about the Middle East and believed that stories from the region...