| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
In selecting its shortform nonfiction nominees this year, the Academy chose to celebrate directors who found a way to humanize heavy issues. While the underlying subjects range from hate crimes to the Holocaust, the films themselves feel intimate and...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:10 PM
After tangling with snakes and dodging gunfire while venturing into remote and dangerous regions, he's become known as the British Indiana Jones.
But instead of trying to find the Holy Grail, Tudor Parfitt's passion is tracing the ancestral history of...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:26 PM
WASHINGTON — Prompted in part by a recent video that showed Al Qaeda leaders in Yemen openly taunting the United States, the CIA launched lethal drone strikes over the last three days that marked a sharp acceleration of the Obama administration&...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Fears of impending terrorist strikes against Western targets in the Muslim world reached fever pitch Tuesday after a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the evacuation of diplomatic missions in Africa and Europe and the approaching end of Ramadan and symbolic...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:04 PM
Bernard L. Shaw
Bodyguard married Patricia Hearst
Bernard L. Shaw, 68, a San Francisco police officer who served as Patty Hearst's bodyguard and later married her, died Tuesday in Garrison, N.Y. His death after a long illness was announced by the...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Less than 50 miles from the Lehigh Valley, as the crow flies, is the only museum dedicated entirely to the world's most important document.
The National Constitution Center is two blocks from Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution was signed...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Barkhad Abdi is used to finding his way in strange new places: At age 7, he moved with his family from war-torn Somalia to Yemen, where he learned Arabic on the soccer field. At 14, he moved to Minneapolis and learned English from Jay-Z songs and...
| Nov 20, 2013
This week, the Senate takes up a White House-backed defense authorization bill that would reduce the restrictions on repatriating Yemeni nationals held in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. These changes are long overdue. Many of these detainees...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:01 PM
SANA, Yemen -- Anger over the American drone campaign against militants in Yemen swelled Friday with word that most of those killed in a strike a day earlier were civilians in a wedding party.
The death toll reached 17 overnight, hospital officials in...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:14 AM
SANA, Yemen -- The Yemeni government deployed tanks and troops to guard its airports, oil terminals and foreign embassies Wednesday after claiming to have foiled an Al Qaeda plot to seize two ports and blow up pipelines.
Yemen’s Supreme Security...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON – A suspected U.S. drone strike in Yemen — the fourth reported in the last 10 days — killed four alleged Al Qaeda members Tuesday, as the U.S. and British governments evacuated their embassies because of intelligence...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A rare glimpse into a Yemeni household's response to recent upheaval as well as a quasi-diary recording the director's return to her roots, "The Mulberry House" is Sara Ishaq's deeply personal memoir of family and revolution. The daughter of a Yemeni...