| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:10 AM
"The Patience Stone," based on the best-selling novel by Atiq Rahimi, has been made into a powerful, hypnotic, often remarkable film by the Afghan-born author, who directed and co-scripted with venerable screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. But it's the...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON — As the U.S. military presence dwindles in Afghanistan, officials are finalizing a $200-million plan to use smartphones, GPS-enabled cameras and satellite imagery to monitor relief projects that will continue in areas deemed too remote...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:04 PM
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The dark-haired girl wearing an "American Girl" T-shirt blended in with the other giggling girls flopped on their bellies and watching cartoons inside a darkened classroom.
All that distinguished 11-year-old Farida was an eye...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Los Angeles police said they have yet to determine the cause of a fiery solo-car crash in Hollywood that apparently killed award-winning journalist Michael Hastings.
The death of the 33-year-old Hastings was announced by his employer, BuzzFeed, which...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Los Angeles County coroner's officials said Wednesday the body recovered from a fiery, single-car crash in Hollywood that apparently killed journalist Michael Hastings will likely undergo an autopsy Thursday.
But an official cause of death and closure...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:27 AM
"And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead Books, 416 pages, $28.95.
Khaled Hosseini is the author of both "Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns," which together have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. "And the Mountains...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:50 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan – The death toll from a powerful suicide car bomb that shook the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday morning has increased to 15, including two American troops and four foreign civilian contractors, according to U.S. and Afghan...
| May 16, 2013
| 11:28 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The U.S.-military contractor DynCorp International says four American employees were killed in a suicide car bombing Thursday in the Afghan capital, Kabul, bringing the number of Americans slain to six.
Nine Afghan civilians were...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:06 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan – The United States has requested the use of nine large military bases in Afghanistan after international forces complete their combat mission here at the end of next year, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Thursday.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:29 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A civilian cargo plane crashed at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on Monday afternoon, according to a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force. There was no immediate word on casualties or the cause of the crash....
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:06 AM
New video seems to confirm that a civilian cargo plane that crashed at Bagram Air Field Monday, killing all seven people aboard, was NOT taken down by enemy action.
Five of seven people killed in the crash are from Michigan.
The Taliban quickly...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 9:20 AM
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the U.S. military's top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials said....