| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:29 PM
By now you’ve read all the recaps of the JFK assassination and all the "who’s the best actor who played Kennedy" blog posts that you ever thought you would.
But JFK movies go beyond those who played the man himself: to wit, Kevin Costner...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A high-stakes operation to assassinate Iran’s warmongering intelligence chief takes several unexpected turns on “Big Man in Tehran,” Episode 311 of Showtime’s “Homeland.”
Tasked by the CIA with the near-suicide mission...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — We are driving into the meanest neighborhood in the murder capital of the hemisphere, if not the world.
"Roll down your windows," the driver says.
Edgardo seems to think it best that people see who we are as...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
DALLAS — On Friday, the city will mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination with a ceremony in Dealey Plaza. Among those planning to attend is Marie Tippit, widow of J.D. Tippit, the Dallas police officer shot and killed...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:32 PM
BEIRUT—The assassination by car bomb on Friday of a prominent Lebanese political figure who was critical of the Shiite militia Hezbollah has raised the specter of greater instability in Lebanon, fueled by the war across the frontier in Syria....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:28 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In the 19th century, the British had a phrase to describe their effort to keep Russia from extending its imperial influence through Central Asia and into the crown jewel of the British empire, India.
It was called the Great Game, with both sides spying,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A federal judge Monday approved the release of videotaped testimony by President Ford, later used in the trial of Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to assassinate him in Sacramento 37 years ago.
Portions of the 20 minutes of testimony taken in...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:52 AM
A videotape in which President Gerald Ford discussed a 1975 assassination attempt by a follower of Charles Manson was made public this week.
"It fills in the last gap of the case and explains from the president's perspective what it was like to have...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Proving your chops as a new director is hard enough. But tackling one of the most monumental and emotionally charged events of the past half century ratchets up the pressure and audience expectations that much more.
Former journalist and novelist Peter...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:44 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Former Pakistani president and army chief Pervez Musharraf was indicted Tuesday on murder charges related to the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, a sign of how far the former strongman has fallen....