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  • WikiLeaks: The five strangest stories...so far

    The release of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks contains some serious stuff: US diplomats have been trying to steal the credit card numbers of top UN officials, Saudi Arabia is putting pressure on the US to attack Iran, Iran has obtained advanced long-range missiles from North Korea. Other cables are not so earth-shaking, but they nonetheless reveal personalities and events that are comical, surprising, or just plain weird. Here's our top five.
    11/29/2010 06:48 pm

  • The Next Three Days: movie review

    Russell Crowe stars in this implausible thriller, 'The Next Three Days,' about a college professor whose wife is wrongly jailed for murder and his plan to spring her.
    11/19/2010 06:37 pm

  • Terrorism & Security Yemen orders troops to 'forcibly arrest' Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki

    Amid US pressure, Yemen on Saturday ordered troops to 'forcibly arrest' fiery cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is thought to be a senior figure in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
    11/07/2010 09:31 am

  • White House: There could be more mail bombs

    White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says authorities "have to presume" there might be more mail bombs like the ones pulled from planes in England and the United Arab Emirates.
    10/31/2010 02:20 pm

  • Yemen packages: Is Al Qaeda focusing on small-scale attacks?

    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was behind the failed Christmas Day bomb attempt last year. US authorities believe the terrorist group is focusing on small-scale attacks against the West.
    10/30/2010 03:18 pm

  • Yemen packages: what is known so far about 'credible terrorist threat'

    Obama, appearing at the White House, says Yemen packages bound for synagogues in Chicago contained explosives. Suspicion falls on Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
    10/29/2010 09:53 pm

  • Suspicious US-bound packages from Yemen: A terrorist test run?

    Two suspicious US-bound packages from Yemen were stopped last night – one in Dubai and one in Britain. It set off alerts in the US, as well as speculation as to who sent the parcels – and why.
    10/29/2010 05:14 pm

  • Bob Woodward book says US aides doubted Obama's Afghan strategy

    Bob Woodward says Obama aides were deeply divided over the war in Afghanistan even as the president agreed to triple troop levels there. The revelations appear in the new book, 'Obama's Wars,' by Bob Woodward.
    09/22/2010 04:36 pm

  • Yemen goes on offensive against Al Qaeda

    Yemen's government stepped up its battle against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula with an offensive this week in a southern city. US aid to Yemen has doubled in 2010, with most going to military assistance.
    09/22/2010 04:32 pm

  • On Obama vacation, the job tags along

    President Obama's vacation to Martha's Vineyard won't be your traditional vacation, if history is any guide. Events have a way of interfering with Obama's rare downtime.
    08/20/2010 03:19 pm

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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