By Tim Mak | 10/22/13 03:48 PM
GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA -- Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., is using a bizarre concoction of spices and juice to dye his beard a bright color.
By Tim Mak | 10/22/13 12:59 PM
The lead prosecutor in the 9/11 war crimes case underway this week in Guantanamo Bay said he was consulted about and supported the U.S. government's decision to try the latest suspected al Qaeda terrorist capture by the U.S., Anas al-Libi, in a civilian court.
By Tim Mak | 10/22/13 12:04 PM
GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - A military commission trying the planners of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States for war crimes kicked off a series of hearings this week on motions filed by lawyers for the self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other...
By Tim Mak | 10/16/13 11:04 AM
The Republican Party is split -- again. This time the divide is between the Tortilla Coast conservatives and their moderate counterparts: Pete's Diner Republicans. On Wednesday morning, just hours before the government was to hit its debt ceiling and throw the U.S. economy into a tailspin, a...
By Tim Mak | 10/15/13 01:38 PM
Next time, this thief might want to see proof of a security clearance. An attempted mugging on Capitol Hill was thwarted Monday night by a quick-thinking victim — one who apparently keeps an eye on national security news. The victim was walking home to her Capitol Hill townhouse when she...
By Tim Mak | 10/10/13 10:42 AM
Sen. John McCain said Thursday that he's worried about the Republican Party's future and the infighting that is dividing it, calling efforts by conservatives to unseat incumbent Republican lawmakers "wrong." The famously wry McCain, R-Ariz., said he regretted calling the Tea Party wing of the...
By Tim Mak | 10/09/13 04:01 PM
The Pentagon accepted an offer from a military charity Wednesday to pay death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers until the government shutdown that was delaying those payments ends.
By Tim Mak and Sean Lengell | 10/09/13 01:53 PM
Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton crashed a news event held by Senate Democrats Wednesday, pressing them to immediately fund the D.C. government.
By Tim Mak | 10/09/13 05:21 AM
The heat lawmakers are feeling over the government shutdown isn't coming just from their constituents. There are more heavenly forces at work, too.
By Tim Mak | 10/08/13 04:50 PM
Republican senators on Tuesday called on the Obama administration to take captured al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi to the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, saying they feared the loss of valuable intelligence if a civilian trial limited how long U.S. officials can interrogate him. Three senators...
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