Farewell, SkyMall, you’ll be missed

It was in all the papers. You probably saw it sandwiched amidst all the other more important news that ranged from awful to terrible, and it made me a little sad. SkyMall, that catalog of oddball stuff we used to find on every airplane, is going out of business — another victim of iPhones and […]

​Keeping up those not-so-great expectations

We all have certain expectations in life. And right now, we’re expecting to hear from our Contributor Faith Salie: Many of us enter a new year and combat the gloom of winter with positive thoughts of a sunny future. Well, it turns out, scientists have discovered that the key to happiness might actually be having […]

30 Filipino police commandos killed in clash with rebels

MANILA, Philippines –  More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the biggest single-day combat loss for Philippine forces in many years, officials said. The commandos had entered the far-flung village of Tukanalipao at dawn looking for a top terror suspect, but had a […]

Divers fail to bring up AirAsia fuselage for second time

Jan. 3, 2015: Bags containing dead bodies of the passengers of AirAsia Flight 8501 are lifted to Indonesian navy vessel KRI Banda Aceh at sea off the coast of Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia (AP) PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia –  The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back […]

Egypt: 9 killed in clashes between Islamists, police

Jan. 22, 2015: A member of the Egyptian security forces disperses people gathering to protest against a court order to release the two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Talaat Harb Square downtown Cairo, Egypt. (AP) CAIRO –  Egyptian security officials say clashes between police and Islamist protesters in an eastern Cairo district […]

Greece’s anti-bailout Syriza party wins election

Jan. 25, 2015: Supporters of left-wing Syriza party react after exit poll results in Athens. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) ATHENS, Greece –  The anti-bailout Syriza party won a clear victory in austerity-weary Greece’s national election on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV’s exit poll. But it was uncertain whether the radical left-wing party, led by 40-year-old […]

WH, Feinstein make clear US won’t negotiate with ISIS over hostages, say won’t interfere with Japan – Japan stunned after ISIS vid claims hostage killed

FILE: April 18, 2012: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., head of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP) Top Washington Democrats said Sunday that the U.S. won’t try to meddle in a potential hostage-prisoner exchange between the Islamic State and Japan, but suggested that compromising with the ruthless extremist group is […]

Senator to hospitals: Why are you suing low-income patients?

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., center, the outgoing chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, applauds new committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, after presenting Grassley a new gavel as the veteran senators hold an organizational meeting under the new Republican majority. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Sen. […]

HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL TSA finds record number of guns among travelers

Government screeners at airport security checkpoints seized a record number of guns in 2014. Air travelers caught trying to board a plane with a weapon included a 94-year-old man at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The man had a loaded .38-caliber revolver clipped to his belt. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Los Angeles Times reported Friday on a […]