Federal engineers are close to opening a massive spillway that would flood hundreds of thousands of acres in Louisiana Cajun country to try to protect heavily populated Baton Rouge and New Orleans from the bulging Mississippi RiverWith that threat looming, some 25,000 people in an area of the s
At least 80 people were killed and more than 100 wounded Friday in double suicide bombings in the northwest Pakistani city of Charsadda.It was the deadliest attack ever on Pakistan's Frontier Constabulary, a force that supports local police in the troubled Northwest Frontier.
A terrorism trial set to begin in Chicago next week could end up further inflaming tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan. The case involves a man named Tahawwur Rana, who was arrested two years ago and charged with conspiring with others in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.
In Chicago, a political transition will soon be under way. Next week, after 22 years in office, Mayor Richard M. Daley will step down, and a new mayor — former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel — will be sworn in.Daley's father, Richard J.
When the Libyan rebels went to look for someone to run their war economy, they went to an unlikely source: An economics teacher at the University of Washington.Ali Tarhouni fled Libya 40 years ago after speaking out against Moammar Gadhafi.