| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:11 PM
BAGHDAD -- Insurgents sent a bloody message on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion, carrying out a wave of bombings across the country Tuesday that killed at least 65 people in the deadliest day in Iraq this year.
The nearly 20...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Some will say that Tomas Young agreed to die a long time ago.
The 33-year-old Iraq war veteran is lying in a bed in Kansas City under hospice care, intent on soon stopping life-sustaining drugs and nourishment.
But this is not a preordained event, one...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:53 PM
The stomp on Jesus controversy. The Owlcatraz stadium/GEO Group sponsorship controversy. The Sandy Hook massacre-doubting-professor controversy. Think things can't get any worse at Florida Atlantic University? Here's how: An exclusive sneak peek at...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 5:51 AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Two car bombs went off Sunday in the Iraqi city of Basra, killing nine and wounding 24 in a rare attack in the Shiite-dominated south of the country.
All nine deaths resulted from a blast near an outdoor market, said Ali Ghanim,...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.
In his final report to...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:01 PM
“Thank you to The Herald-Mail for printing the beautiful Memorial Day photos. Those photos were powerful, emotional and made me proud to be an American.”
“I’d like to applaud The Herald-Mail for its Tuesday...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Can a talking Bengal tiger in the Baghdad zoo serve as both a narrator and a ghost?
That might sound like a bizarre question, but it comes to mind presently at the Lookingglass Theatre. The titular big cat in Rajiv Joseph's distinctive drama “...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:18 AM
BAGHDAD -- Car bombs around Iraq killed at least 65 people Monday as the country's worst wave of violence since U.S. troops withdrew a year and a half ago continued.
The attacks that occurred by busy commercial streets in Shiite and Sunni areas followed...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:48 AM
BAGHDAD -- Shiite-dominated areas in Iraq's southern and central regions were rocked Monday by a series of car bombs that killed at least 22 people and fueled fears that the country is sliding into a civil war.
The bombings -- particularly in the city...
| Apr 22, 2012
President Obama has called a halt to the decade-long rise in defense spending that began after Sept. 11, and has proposed shrinking the Army and Marine Corps by about 14%.
Congressional Republicans (not to mention Mitt Romney) say that would be...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 12:22 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense, challenging its policy that since 1994 has categorically excluded women from most direct combat positions. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in...
| Dec 18, 2011
With the final headlong withdrawal this month of U.S. troops from Iraq, President Obama fulfilled a campaign promise to end the war. But was the nearly nine-year mission a success?
Iraq is still struggling even to ensure its own security. Its air force...