New York police end Muslim surveillance program

Apr 16, 2014

New York police end Muslim surveillance program

A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terrorist threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been ...

Boston bombing marked with defiant memorial

Apr 16, 2014

Boston bombing marked with defiant memorial

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, along with other leaders and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, shared messages of thanks and defiance Tuesday at a tribute to the three people killed and 264 wounded in the attack exactly one year ago. From Patrick Downes ...

Questions linger a year after Boston attack

Apr 15, 2014

Questions linger a year after Boston attack

A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just meters from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded. A hand-scrawled confession condemning U.S. actions in Muslim countries was ...

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigerian capital

Apr 14, 2014

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigerian capital

A bombing at a bus station packed with morning commuters on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital killed 71 people and wounded 124 on Monday, with the president blaming the attack on Boko Haram Islamists. The explosion rocked the Nyanya station south of Abuja at ...

A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

Apr 13, 2014

A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps — six stairs into the building, 12 more to her apartment. It is an old building in Boston, with doors that are big and heavy, not an easy place for an amputee to ...

Poll success puts Afghans on track — for now

| Apr 9, 2014

Poll success puts Afghans on track — for now

In a nation more associated with calamity than consensus, the initial results of Saturday’s Afghan presidential election are startling. Despite Taliban threats to attack polling stations nationwide, the same percentage of Afghans turned out to vote — roughly 58 percent — as did Americans ...

Apr 9, 2014

U.S. says Iran U.N. envoy pick 'not viable'

The United States notified Iran’s government that Tehran’s pick for a new United Nations envoy is “not viable,” a day after the U.S. Senate voted against letting the diplomat enter the country. American officials objected Tuesday to the selection of Hamid Abutalebi because of ...