May 11, 2013
Re "Lawmakers hear official's account of Benghazi events," May 8 After failing to connect President Obama to any real scandals, Republicans have resurrected the 8-month-old attack in Benghazi, Libya. This, while also taking a shot at Hillary Rodham Clinton, a potential presidential candidate. Conservatives claim their outrage stems from the fact that four Americans died in the attack. Yet they cannot muster similar outrage over the nearly 4,500 dead U.S. servicemen and women in Iraq or the 3,000 dead from the 9/11 attacks.
April 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON--Ever since last week's defeat of new gun control measures in the Senate, advocates have talked up the possibility that public outrage could turn a short-term loss into long-term victory for their cause. Maybe not, new polling suggests. While more Americans (47%) reported a negative reaction to the Senate action than a positive one (39%), the poll, done by the Washington Post and the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, found that the kind of strong feelings that build political campaigns mostly lay on the pro-gun side of the debate.
April 23, 2013 |
BEIRUT - Security forces for the Shiite-led Iraqi government raided a Sunni protest camp in northern Iraq on Tuesday, igniting violence around the country that left at least 36 people dead. The unrest led two Sunni officials to resign from the government and risked pushing the country's Sunni provinces into an open revolt against Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, a Shiite. The situation looked to be the gravest moment for Iraq since the last U.S. combat troops left in December 2011. The violence Tuesday started in the Sunni town of Hawija, where shooting erupted during the raid.
April 13, 2013 |
It doesn't take long for debauchery to unfold on the fields of Coachella, especially with more than 80,000 music lovers packed in one place. Somewhere between the dripping synths from Passion Pit and the (delayed) woozy electronics of Purity Ring, it was easy to spot a Coachella-goer gone wild. Here are eight of the craziest sightings from Day One of Coachella: 1. The giant snail. Yes, really. One of the most bizarre sightings Friday was this innovative art installation.
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April 12, 2013 |
More details were emerging Friday about the case of three teenage boys arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Saratoga girl who later committed suicide. The boys, all 16, were taken into custody Thursday at two high schools in the San Jose area and booked into juvenile hall in connection with the attack on Audrie Pott, who hanged herself in September. "What happened to Audrie was tragic. It should never have happened. I hope they are brought to justice," said Lauren Cerri, a Pott family attorney, told KGO-TV.
April 12, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. See below for details. The gavel came down on 70 sacred Hopi Indian masks at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday, generating $1.2 million for the owners and auctioneers - and anger and emotional cries from protesters who said it was a sacrilege that violated tribal rights and the Hopi religion. The Associated Press reported that the auction proceeded after a French court rejected requests from the Hopi tribe and U.S. government to stop the sale; in its ruling, the court said that U.S. laws governing the sale of Native American religious objects are not applicable in France.