| Dec 30, 2009
| 9:42 AM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Netherlands announced Wednesday it will immediately begin using full body scanners for flights heading to the United States, issuing a report that called the failed Christmas Day airline bombing a "professional" al-Qaida...
| Dec 30, 2009
U.S. intelligence agencies had enough "bits and pieces" of information to thwart the attempted Christmas Day airplane bombing, a senior administration official said Tuesday, but they failed to properly analyze and share it.
Instead, what President...
| Jan 4, 2010
| 9:42 PM
WASHINGTON -- The government has added dozens of people to the ominous lists of suspected terrorists and those barred from U.S.-bound flights, a crackdown that comes as President Barack Obama is poised to announce changes to the nation's watchlists.
| Jan 4, 2010
| 3:44 AM
NEWARK, N.J. -- A man walked through a screening checkpoint exit into the secure side of a terminal at one of the nation's busiest airports on Sunday night, and flights were grounded for hours and passengers had to be re-screened while air safety...
| Jan 7, 2010
U.S. border security officials learned of the alleged extremist links of the suspect in the Christmas Day jetliner bombing attempt as he was airborne from Amsterdam to Detroit and had decided to question him when he landed, officials disclosed Wednesday....
| Jan 11, 2010
| 1:55 PM
Diplomats from nearly 200 foreign nations owe New York City a staggering $18 million in unpaid parking tickets, according to a report released by officials Monday.
Rep. Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee, unveiled the...
| Feb 14, 2010
The Routes of Man
How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today
Alfred A. Knopf, 334 pp., $26.95
An editor with whom I once worked dismissed undercooked ideas by saying, "That's a notion, not a story." Ted Conover's new book...
| Jan 14, 2009
We're seeing lots of Craigslist-related scams. I've included several examples of what these scams look like so you can steer clear of them. Here's an email from a viewer:
I'm looking on the internet for a home to buy or rent. There are so many scammers...
| Mar 1, 2010
| 7:08 AM
Event: Child Witches of the Niger Delta- Combating Child Exploitation in Nigeria
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010
Description: Howard University-African Law Students Association presents:
Documentary Screening and Discussion. This...
| Apr 20, 2005
When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected pope, he was hardly the only winner. Thousands worldwide placed bets on him through the Web--and an inspired few hundred even correctly guessed he would take the name Benedict.
Among a handful of Internet-...
| Jan 23, 2005
For tourist information on select foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the country's U.N. mission or delegation.
Anguilla: Anguilla Tourist...
| Oct 20, 2005
As patient as fishermen, the young men toil day and night, trawling for replies to the e-mails they shoot to strangers half a world away.
Most recipients hit delete, delete, delete, delete without ever opening the messages that urge them to claim the...