Lawyer says Toronto mayor 'considering' rehab

World / Politics Nov 9, 2013

Lawyer says Toronto mayor 'considering' rehab

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's lawyer, in the first indication that the mayor might bow to heavy pressure to seek help, says Ford is considering entering a rehabilitation program after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine and a video surfaced of him ranting and threatening ...

China's state TV airing confessions

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Nov 6, 2013

China's state TV airing confessions

The 27-year-old journalist wore a green jail uniform, his head shaved and hands in metal cuffs, when he appeared on national TV and confessed his guilt in bribery allegations. And he had yet to be charged with anything. "I willingly admit my crime, and I ...

Napping nuclear officers left blast door open

World Oct 23, 2013

Napping nuclear officers left blast door open

Twice this year alone, U.S. Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, air force officials ...

Medal of Honor seen as vindication for war hero

World Oct 13, 2013

Medal of Honor seen as vindication for war hero

by David Nakamura

Four years after he survived a brutal firefight in a remote Afghanistan valley that claimed the lives of five Americans, retired U.S. Army Capt. William Swenson will be hailed as a hero at the White House on Tuesday. Swenson, 34, is credited with risking his ...

Taiwan president, party hit by scandal and rifts

Asia Pacific / Politics Sep 13, 2013

Taiwan president, party hit by scandal and rifts

A widening political scandal is threatening to split Taiwan's ruling party and potentially set back efforts to build closer economic ties with China. Recent allegations of influence-peddling by Taiwanese politicians, driven in part by investigators' wiretaps of one lawmaker's cellphone conversations, have stirred fear and ...