April 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
All four of the Alexandria area women who were competing at the Boston Marathon Monday are OK after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the race.
Three people were killed and more than 140 injured by the blasts, according to news reports. Continue Reading
July 20, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON The banner headline on the front page of the Sept. 8, 1970, Daily Globe proclaimed “Hijackers threaten lives of 180,” and the Associated Press story beneath it recounted the taking of several airliners by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), an Arab guerrilla organization. Continue Reading
February 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Three Iranians detained after accidentally setting off explosives in Bangkok were planning to attack Israeli diplomats, Thailand’s top policeman said today in the first confirmation by local officials that the group was plotting attacks in Thailand. Continue Reading
January 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The capture of the town of Radda expanded already significant territorial conquests by the militants, who have taken advantage of the weak central government and political turmoil roiling the nation for the past year during an anti-regime uprising inspired by Arab Spring revolts.
December 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Ignoring a presidential veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate moved methodically today to complete a massive defense bill that would deny suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens seized within the nation’s borders, the right to trial and subject them to indefinite detention. Continue Reading
September 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Supporters of the slain Burhanuddin Rabbani angrily warned today that there is no hope in seeking negotiations, a key policy of President Hamid Karzai that the United States has backed. “How are we supposed to negotiate with these wild devils?” said the governor of northern Balkh province, Atta Mohammad Noor. “We need peace, but peace with who? We want peace with people who know the value of peace.”
September 9, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe
ST. PAUL Even the dark smoke clouds billowing out of the Twin Towers, a Pennsylvania field and the Pentagon 10 years ago contained a silver lining. Continue Reading
November 1, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
Iraqi security forces stormed a Baghdad church where militants had taken an entire congregation hostage for four hours, leaving at least 52 people dead, including a priest, Iraqi officials said today. Continue Reading
October 1, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
Assailants in Pakistan launched two separate attacks today on vehicles carrying fuel for NATO and American forces in Afghanistan, highlighting the vulnerability of the U.S.-led mission a day after Pakistan closed a major border crossing.