September 27, 2008 |
John McCain and Barack Obama differed Friday night over spending, Iraq, diplomacy and who could best change Washington during a wide-ranging and largely polite presidential debate that took place after the Republican nominee abandoned plans to skip the event. With the economic crisis providing an ominous backdrop for the 98-minute discussion, the two senators were asked if they would support the bailout legislation taking shape on Capitol Hill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2005 |
The knock came just after 6 a.m., way too early for visitors at the neat two-story home in the hills of Castaic. "I remember my wife wondering who could be at the door at this hour," says Loren Farell, thinking back on that day in July 2003. It was to have been a big day for Farell, a Los Angeles native and Vietnam vet who was being promoted to lieutenant in the LAPD. His daughter, Ashley, had just graduated from college and was staying with her parents while looking for a teaching job.
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June 27, 2005 |
On a recent Friday, a veiled woman entered a crowded Los Angeles mosque and surveyed the scene. In the front, a few hundred men waited for the call to prayer. In the back, women and children sat in a separate area behind tinted glass. With barely a pause, Asra Nomani made her choice. Defying age-old Islamic traditions, she stepped over a low partition, sat with the men -- and kicked off a furor. A man brusquely approached her: "You are not allowed to pray here with men.
February 21, 2010
The Israeli government has a long history of hunting down its enemies, as it did, famously, with members of Black September, the Palestinian terrorist group that killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Because of this, most Israelis and much of the world assume that Israel's Mossad spy agency was responsible for the Jan. 19 slaying of Mahmoud Mabhouh, founder of Hamas' military wing, in his Dubai hotel room. United Arab Emirates police have released details of the killing, including that the hit squad members carried fake British, Irish and German passports, some in the names of Israeli citizens who apparently were unaware that their identities had been usurped.
November 7, 2010
A transcript of remarks by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in a town hall with St. Xavier College students in Mumbai, India, as provided by the White House: MRS. OBAMA: Hello, everyone. Namaste. It is a pleasure and an honor to be here in India. Everyone, please sit, who can sit. Rest. It's warm. We are thrilled to be here and to have a chance to spend time with so many outstanding young people from St. Xavier's College and so many other schools across Mumbai. Now, this is my first trip to India, but it is not my first exposure to India's wonderful culture and people.