The nation demonstrated again last week how resolute it can be when threatened by murderous terrorists - and how helpless when ordered to heel by smug lobbyists for the gun industry.
WASHINGTON — Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.
PHOENIX — A Phoenix man dressed his nephew in a sheet and sent him into a busy street with a fake grenade launcher, filming the masked teenager pointing the weapon at passing cars to see how long it took police to respond, authorities said.
A U.S. Marine sits on the bumper of a car that was destroyed when a huge bomb explosion wrecked the American Embassy in West Beirut, April 19, 1983, where he is on guard duty across the street from the Embassy. Rescue workers continued to search the rubble for those missing in Monday's explo…
Rescue workers carry the body of one of the victims from the bomb blast at the American Embassy in Beirut, April 19, 1983. The blast caused extensive damage to the Embassy and killed 47 people while wounding 130. (AP Photo/Paola Crociani)
A U.S. Marine stands guard as rescue workers search the rubble of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut for bodies. Rescue workers search the collapsed front of the building after the terrorist bombing on April 18, 1983. (AP Photo/Bill Foley)
Destroyed autos and debris still litter the B-2 level of New York's World Trade Center, March 7, 1993. Explosives experts used scaffolding to lower themselves into a giant bomb crater under the building, expanding their search for new clues after the shaken cellar was strengthened with steel…
A gaping hole caused by an explosion in an underground garage at New York's World Trade Center reveals various levels of parking beneath the twin towers complex, March 8, 1993. New steel beams were added over the weekend to help shore up the center's shaken foundation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
This is the glass door of the lounge of the Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, which was smashed by the Arab terrorists who then headed for the Pan American jetliner, in background on tarmac, in a shooting spree, Dec. 17, 1973. (AP Photo)
Workers clear debris in an underground corridor in the World Trade Center in New York, March 1, 1993. At least five people were killed in the explosion that the FBI confirmed was caused by a bomb. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A Red Cross worker comforts Mrs. Seta Nahas as she sits in a Red Cross tent across the street from the rubble of the American Embassy, April 19, 1983. Mrs. Nahas has been waiting for word about the fate of her husband, Kamal Nahas, 35, a Lebanese who worked in the Consular section of the Emb…
A U.S. Marine wears a gas mask after rescue workers using a backhoe broke open a stock of tear gas that had been stored in the Embassy, April 19, 1983. Tear gas drifted up through the rubble, causing rescue workers and Marines to cough and sneeze. The Embassy, seen in the background, was sev…
WASHINGTON — The head of compliance at Europe’s largest bank resigned from his position and apologized Tuesday after a Senate investigation found HSBC had lax controls that exposed it to money laundering and terrorist financing.
ISLAMABAD — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faced
sharp rebukes from Pakistani audiences Friday, including one woman
who accused the U.S. of conducting "executions without trial" in
aerial drone strikes. Verbally slapping back, Clinton questioned
Pakistan's commitment to fighting t…
WASHINGTON — The White House, key senators and media
representatives have reached a compromise on legislation to protect
reporters from being forced to disclose their confidential sources
in federal court.
It is crunch time on Afghanistan, so here's my vote: We need to
be thinking about how to reduce our footprint and our goals there
in a responsible way, not dig in deeper. We simply do not have the
Afghan partners, the NATO allies, the domestic support, the
financial resources or the national…
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cuba is willing to hold talks with the
United States "on any level," Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno
Rodriguez said Wednesday in conciliatory remarks aimed at the Obama
Southern Arizona's largest military installation is to test its
anti-terrorism measures Wednesday, and the drill could make travel
there more time-consuming.