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February 15, 2017 12:51 PM Suicide bombings kill 6 in northwestern Pakistan

Two suicide bombings in northwestern Pakistan killed at least six people on Wednesday following an almost three-month-long lull in the volatile region. A breakaway Taliban faction claimed responsibility for one of the attacks — a bombing that targeted the area's administrative tribal headquarters. Three policemen and two passers-by died in that attack 50

February 15, 2017 12:04 AM UN Staff Union: 32 personnel killed in line of duty in 2016

The United Nations Staff Union says 32 people working for the world body were killed in the line of duty in 2016, including 26 peacekeepers. The union's security committee said Tuesday that in the past five years almost 240 U.N. personnel have died in deliberate attacks. Last year's death toll was lower than in 2015, when at least 51 U.N. and associated 38

February 13, 2017 12:28 PM Hamas Names Top Militant as New Leader in Gaza

Gaza City, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas has named a top militant commander as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, an official media outlet confirmed on Monday, placing one of the Islamic militant group's most hard-line figures in charge of operations in its core power base. The appointment of Yehiya Sinwar, who was freed by Israel in a 2011 prisoner swap, solidifies 49

February 11, 2017 3:45 PM Stephen Colbert taunts Trump with a picture of a little girl posing as the president

Stephen Colbert tapped into the president’s reported sensitivity and tendency to care about appearances by showing a picture of a little girl — in bright pink dress, red tie and voluminous blond wig — pretending to be President Trump during Friday night’s “Late Show.” The idea appears to have been inspired by the president’s distaste of the fact that his press 45

February 9, 2017 1:09 PM Spicer claims he ‘clearly meant Orlando’ after citing mystery Atlanta terrorist attack three times

On three occasions in two days, White House press secretary Sean Spicer rattled off examples of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil while defending President Trump’s travel ban affecting seven majority-Muslim countries. All three times, the talking point was nearly identical: We must do more — just ask the victims’ families. What was puzzling, though, were the cities 80

February 8, 2017 6:04 PM Couple who inspired Boston Marathon bombing film 'Stronger' to divorce

Jeff Bauman and Elizabeth Hurley announced their split Wednesday. The real-life couple whose relationship inspired a film about their romance amid the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing is getting divorced. Jeff Bauman lost both of his legs in the 2013 attack while waiting for his then-girlfriend, Erin Hurley, to finish the race. But the couple worked 61

February 8, 2017 4:28 PM Belgium holds 11 people in hunt for Syria returnee fighters

BRUSSELS Belgian police detained 11 people after a series of raids across Brussels overnight as part of an investigation into possible returning fighters from Syria. The federal prosecutors said in a statement on Wednesday that police had carried out searches at nine addresses in various districts of the Belgian capital and one district outside. No weapons 34

February 8, 2017 2:19 PM Kellyanne Conway vs. Jake Tapper, annotated

After CNN refused to put counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway on the air Sunday, citing concerns about her credibility, Conway returned to the network on Tuesday. Her interview with Jake Tapper was an instant classic, highlighted by a lengthy debate about media coverage. We have annotated the interview, using Genius. To see an annotation, click 55

February 8, 2017 12:17 AM Kellyanne Conway, in return to CNN, plays a shell game

Kellyanne Conway made her return to CNN's airwaves on Tuesday afternoon, just two days after the counselor to President Trump was turned down for an appearance on its Sunday show because of questions about her credibility. Conway got through the interview without another "Bowling Green massacre"-type gaffe, but she also resumed the Trump team's long-standing 73

February 5, 2017 12:22 PM Turkish anti-terror police arrest 400 ISIS suspects in coordinated nationwide operation against jihadis

Turkish police have arrested 400 suspected ISIS terrorists in a major nation-wide anti-terror clampdown. At least 60 suspected jihadis were arrested in Ankara, just over a month after a terror attack on Istanbul which claimed the lives of 39 people. The New Year's Eve night club attack saw a gunman go on the rampage with a machine gun in the club. Most of the victims 53