| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The filmmaker behind “Innocence of Muslims,” which sparked rioting across the Muslim world, said the movie was wrongly blamed for leading to a lethal attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, in an...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Friday because of an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist threat that had already prompted plans to close U.S. embassies in key Middle Eastern countries.
U.S. officials have noticed an increase...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Hancock man announces candidacy for House of Delegates
Ray Givens, a Hancock Republican who is running for the House of Delegates in the 2014 elections from Subdistrict 1C — an area comprising portions of Washington and Allegany counties —...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama seems determined to make sure he doesn't have another Benghazi.
Pilloried by Republicans in Congress for its handling of last year's attack, his administration is responding with extra caution now that...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Last year, in the heat of his campaign, President Obama boasted that he had put al-Qaida "on the path to defeat." This year, with 19 U.S. consulates and embassies closed and the State Department issuing vague warnings against travel anywhere in the world,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Far from being on the brink of collapse, al-Qaida's core leadership remains a potent threat — and one that experts say has encouraged the terror network's spread into more countries today than it was operating in...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Federal criminal charges have been filed against one or more assailants in the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, two law enforcement sources said Tuesday.
They declined to discuss details because the case is filed under...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:40 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration’s unprecedented decision to close more than 20 U.S. embassies and consulates in response to intelligence information suggesting an Al Qaeda plot to attack Western interests received praise Sunday from senior...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:08 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats will put good will to the test when Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the uncertainty of whether...
| Jan 31, 2013
Big Jim Thompson and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons insist there was no "preferential treatment" for formerly imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan.
But we're all about preferential treatment here today.
You're a former governor, Big Jim, and a former...
| Dec 23, 2012
Soon — perhaps very soon — the Syrian government of Bashar Assad will fall. On that day, and for months after, Damascus will probably be a disorderly and dangerous place, a risky place for American diplomats to be.
| Dec 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Some wingnuts on Twitter have interpreted my silence so far about the independent Accountability Review Board's report reviewing the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi as a reluctance to engage this topic again in light of the conclusions of......