| Jun 11, 2011
| 11:20 AM
(Reuters) - Somali police said on Saturday that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, one of Africa's most wanted al Qaeda operatives, was killed in the capital of the Horn of Africa country on Tuesday.
Mohammed was reputed to be the head of al Qaeda in east Africa,...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:43 PM
MANHATTAN -- The United States has formally dropped criminal charges against former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed in a U.S. military raid in Pakistan last month.
In federal court in Manhattan on Friday, prosecutors disposed of a 1998...
| Apr 9, 2012
Ann Lurie isn't very good at being merely a name etched in granite.
Take the coming fundraising gala to celebrate the completion of the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, a 1.25 million-square-foot facility in Streeterville with...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Brother Guy Consolmagno, a staff astronomer and the curator of meteorites at the Vatican Observatory, travels about 100,000 miles each year, splitting his time between Tucson, Ariz., and Rome. The planetary scientist also gives 40 to 50 talks annually...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Last February Trevor Bayne became the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500. But the weeks that followed were anything but smooth. In the spring he was knocked out of racing for a month, and was eventually diagnosed with lyme disease.
"I think more...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:12 AM
Washington -- Freed hostages Jessica Buchanan and Poul Thisted arrived at a U.S. base in Sicily Thursday, a day after being rescued in a U.S. military raid in Somalia, a spokesman for the base said.
The pair are now at Naval Air Station Sigonella, said...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Strap in, squirrelfriends, because "RuPaul's Drag Race" is back and Chicago has three queens to scream for all season long.
(By the way, this entire recap is one long spoiler. Consider yourself alerted.)
We start the first episode with introductions to...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 7:23 AM
US President Barack Obama's Kenyan step-grandmother sustained minor injuries during a weekend road accident, the Daily Nation newspaper reported Monday.
The driver of the vehicle lost control at about 9:00pm local time Saturday evening as Sarah Obama,...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 9:05 AM
Here are the top 28 men and top 10 women
Manchester Road Race 4.748 miles
Top 28 men: 1. Brian Olinger, Westerville, Ohio, 21:33; 2. Landon Peacock, Blowing Rock, N.C., 21:39; 3. Andrew Carlson, Eagan, Minn., 21:41; 4. Matt Gabrielson, St. Louis Park,...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 9:14 PM
Checkpoints will be in place throughout the season for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy track and field team. The athletes will receive evaluations from the Tologs' coaching staff at each juncture to help them get a better read on how they are faring...
| Jan 24, 2008
I first started working in Kenya when conducting research for my master's degree in 1991 at the University of Nairobi. It was a time of great hope and excitement. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, we saw a resurgence of democracy's "third wave," and it...
| Dec 3, 2008
My downstairs neighbor, eight months pregnant, recently stopped me in the elevator to share her dilemma about whether to have her baby boy circumcised. For a growing number of American parents today -- particularly in urban centers like Los Angeles and...