| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Everybody seems to be having money troubles this summer. At home, we're getting constant calls from the Internal Revenue Service, demanding payment. At work, an area travel agent emailed to say that she'd been attacked by gunmen in Malaysia, where they'...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Sitting inside the Pickwick Society Tea Room on Saturday, Ana Paula Vila reflected on her four-hour tour of Joliet, Mokena and Frankfort.
"I'm loving it; I had no idea," said Vila, who is attached to the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.
| Jun 24, 2014
By the spring of 1975, U.S. combat troops had been gone from Vietnam for two years. The country's long involvement there had ended, the draft had been abolished, Richard Nixon had resigned and the Americans who fought there were engaged at home in an...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:46 AM
Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases on Wednesday as the first U.S. teams arrived to assess the Iraqi security forces and decide how to help counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.
Two weeks of advances by militants spearheaded by al Qaeda...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Soon after a U.S. military drone killed about a dozen people on a remote road in central Yemen on Dec. 12, a disturbing narrative emerged.
Witnesses and tribal leaders said the four Hellfire missiles had hit a convoy headed to a wedding, and the...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Another group of sacred Hopi masks was gaveled away at a Paris auction Friday, over the objections of tribe members and the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Agence France Presse has reported.
In Hopi tradition, the masks don’t merely represent spirits,...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 11:59 AM
The Iraqi military’s push to retake the flash-point city of Tikrit faltered Sunday in a sign of the difficulties facing government forces as they attempt to wrest control of key areas of the country back from a determined Sunni Muslim insurgency....
| May 20, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Ignoring Cold War restrictions, journalist William Worthy had traveled to the Soviet Union in 1955 and made a news broadcast from Moscow, a rare opportunity for an American reporter. So the following year, when Communist China invited him on a month-...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The collapse last month of America's latest efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal marked another spin in the relentless cycle of heartache, conflict and terrorism in the Middle East. Arguably no American was more familiar with the region's...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was appointed this week to the House’s Select Committee on Benghazi to help investigate the deaths of four Americans stemming from a 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya, though he questions if another...
| May 25, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Good morning, readers! Today is Sunday, May 25.
Here's the news from your area:
- Anyone with a good idea about how to streamline state government could receive $25,000 as part of a bill approved by the state Assembly on Friday.
- Glendale police...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:35 PM
There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...