SANLIURFA, Turkey — The men who snatched Abu Issa from the streets of this southeastern city were Turkish gangsters, but their client was the Islamic State, and they had been promised good money to spirit the Syrian rebel commander across the Turkish border into Syria.
McDonald’s is planning to overhaul its U.S. menu by adding more customizable options and appealing to regional tastes, a move that the world’s largest fast-food chain says is aimed at reinvigorating its business after another quarter of sinking profits and sagging sales.
On the Internet, 43-year-old Darren Deon Vann went by the name “Big Boy Appetite.” On the Chicago-centric landing site for Backpage.com, which has become the king of online sex ads, he apparently thought he could be anonymous.
The Dallas Cowboys have cut Michael Sam from their 10-man practice squad. The team made the announcement on its Web site on Tuesday. In Sam’s place, the Cowboys announced they’ll be bringing on linebacker Tory Davis, a second-year pro from Central Florida.
We awaken to the gurgling sound of a small creek; even with the windows closed, the gentle sounds of the rhythm of water making its way downhill reaches my boys and pulls them outside to explore.
As expected, Secretary of State John Kerry named former senator Gary Hart (D-Colo.) on Tuesday as his “personal representative” in a new round of “talks to achieve a lasting peace in Northern Ireland.”
KANSAS CITY — There came a time when, if October were to be possible for the Kansas City Royals, things had to change. On Sept. 14, with the Royals scratching to stay in the race for the postseason, they held a one-run lead over the Boston Red Sox.
All travelers flying to the United States from the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will now have to travel through the five airports with enhanced screening, officials announced Tuesday.
President Obama was in Chicago Monday casting his vote ahead of Election Day when a man at the polling station walked by with a word of caution. "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," Mike Jones deadpanned as he walked by.
“Congresswoman Julia Brownley is what’s wrong with Washington. Brownley voted to allow first class air travel for Congress.” — new ad by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican-leaning Super PAC
Fewer than half as many people are flying to the United States from three Ebola-stricken West African nations as once thought, according to data collected during the first five days of enhanced screening for the virus.
Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes.
Ahead of Game 1 of the World Series, here’s a look at some of the key matchups that could play a role early in the series. Travis Ishikawa vs. left field at Kaufmann Stadium In an American League park, Bruce Bochy behaved like an American League manager in determining his Game 1 lineup.
MADISON, Wis. — The group of female University of Wisconsin students pulled out their smartphones the minute they saw Gov. Scott Walker coming, corralling the Republican into a round of selfies.
Former CIA director Leon E. Panetta clashed with the agency over the contents of his recently published memoir and allowed his publisher to begin editing and making copies of the book before he had received final approval from the CIA, according to former U.S.
Decades from now, cinephiles will look back on the early 2000s as the Superhero Era — and they’ll be able to pinpoint the moment the bubble burst. As with all trends, it’s only a matter of time.
SAN FRANCISCO — In this midterm election season, it may not be good to be a Democrat — but it is very good to be Hillary Rodham Clinton. The presumptive Democratic front-runner for 2016 is among her party’s best assets to raise money and energize voters amid a gloomy election landscape for Democrats this fall, and she is campaigning hard even on behalf of apparent lost causes.
We recently asked readers to tell us about their financial planning for retirement and promised to have experts review readers’ plans and offer advice. One of the first responses we received was from Betsy Campana, 63, who works fulltime as a pharmacist at a hospital in Milford, De., where she and her husband moved after he retired.
NEW YORK: The protesters started gathering in the early afternoon. Everyone knew they were coming. The sidewalks around Lincoln Center were thick with police, who kept the protesters cordoned off behind riot fences, away from the main plaza and the arches of the Metropolitan Opera.
BEIJING – Hong Kong’s political showdowns shifted Tuesday from the streets to a drab university hall as protest leaders faced off with government officials in a highly anticipated debate after more than three weeks of unrest.
BENJAMIN C. Bradlee, who died Tuesday at the age of 93, was the architect and builder of the modern Washington Post. His conviction that even the most powerful should be held to a standard of truth-telling inspired journalists well beyond The Post.
Ohio Governor John Kasich, who has accepted the Medicaid expansion his state, recently suffered from an outbreak of accidental candor, making these remarks about the Medicaid expansion and the prospects for repealing Obamacare:
A headline about a nor’easter reached new heights in absurdity and irresponsibility.
We finally crossed the Thorung La Pass after a grueling week of trekking the rugged terrains of the Annapurna Circuit. We congratulated ourselves, started descending, then stopped for a luncheon mixture of water, Nescafe and local alcohol.
The Islamic State has released a new video in which it brags that it recovered weapons and supplies that the U.S. military intended to deliver to Kurdish fighters, who are locked in a fight with the militants over control of the Syrian border town of Kobane.
The White House entered a weird new place called the World Wide Web when it launched its very first Web site 20 years ago this week. This was how CNN anchor Miles O'Brien described the site at the time: "For those of you brave enough to spend time sitting in front of electronic devices, there's a new place to check out on the cyber scene." The cyber scene.
An American tourist who was arrested in North Korea after he deliberately left a Bible at his hotel has been released and is en route home, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Decades from now, cinephiles will look back on the early 2000s as the Superhero Era — and they’ll be able to pinpoint the moment when the bubble burst. As with all trends, it’s only a matter of time.
When it comes to the outlets that the most conservative Americans get their news from, it's Fox News and everybody else. And by everybody else, we mean mostly a bunch of other conservative-leaning media.
Photos depicting the ongoing battle against the Islamic State are hard to come by, with many of the most prominent images often taken by the militants themselves. Since the world's focus shifted to the northern Syrian city of Kobane, a Kurdish haven located right next to the Turkish border, that has changed.