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Sunday, May 5, 2013

The invisible women who hunt terrorists

The invisible women who hunt terrorists


The invisible women who hunt terrorists

Posted: 05 May 2013 01:39 AM PDT

The first time I viewed an al Qaeda recruitment video, I squinted at a scratchy black blob shimmying across the screen. It took a moment to recognize this was an amateur effort to obliterate the image of a woman from a clip of a politician's visit to Saudi Arabia. The blob was evidently his wife. I wondered at the time it must have taken to erase her from every frame. Of all the rapid-fire images of death and destruction in the video, I found this one the most chilling.

How to get teachers to teach

Posted: 05 May 2013 06:05 AM PDT

Rita Pierson calls on 40 years of experience as an educator to unearth the truths of success in learning

Boston nurse's Bangladesh heartbreak

Posted: 05 May 2013 03:09 AM PDT

Laura Sherburne had planned to volunteer at the Boston Marathon finish line. Instead, she accepted a fellowship in Bangladesh. The nurse didn't witness the horror in her hometown. But 8,653 miles away, she would not be spared.

From 'Teen Mom' to porn star

Posted: 05 May 2013 08:20 AM PDT

Former "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham reportedly has a nearly $1 million deal for her sex tape. A.J. Hammer reports.

Amanda Knox: Why I chose Italy

Posted: 05 May 2013 05:06 AM PDT

Mom sat next to me in our favorite tall-back booth. Dad slid in across from us. "What's this about?" he asked. I couldn't believe the three of us were actually doing this.

Rep. Peter King: I want answers

Posted: 05 May 2013 10:30 AM PDT

Rep. Peter King on the lingering questions on the Benghazi attack and the answers he wants from the hearings.

See massive tornado hit Italian town

Posted: 05 May 2013 10:01 AM PDT

A massive tornado touches down near Modena, Italy.

See man faint onto train tracks

Posted: 04 May 2013 01:53 PM PDT

A man in northeast China faints and falls onto train tracks when bystanders jump into action to help him.

Syria: 'Declaration of war' by Israel

Posted: 05 May 2013 10:36 AM PDT

Syria says the attack hit a military research center, sparking massive explosions. The Israeli military declines to comment.

Syrian official: Israel will suffer

Posted: 05 May 2013 10:38 AM PDT

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad says Israel and al Qaeda are working together against Syria.

Report: Dead suspect's home searched

Posted: 05 May 2013 11:20 AM PDT

Federal authorities were at the apartment of deceased bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev on Sunday, an FBI spokeswoman said.

Funeral director speaks out

Posted: 05 May 2013 10:09 AM PDT

Funeral director Peter Stefan talks about taking on the burial of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Friend in Boston case fights for freedom

Posted: 05 May 2013 10:00 AM PDT

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- one of three charged in connection with the case -- will appear in court Monday.

Soccer ref dies after punch by player

Posted: 05 May 2013 03:01 AM PDT

A referee for a rec league has died after he was punched in the face by a teenage player who didn't like his decision, police said.

Limo fire on bridge kills 5 women

Posted: 05 May 2013 07:27 AM PDT

Five people died when their limousine burned Bay Area bridge, police said. Five other people were able to get out.

Qatar delegation hit in Somalia; 8 killed

Posted: 05 May 2013 10:44 AM PDT

A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a convoy carrying a Qatari delegation in Mogadishu Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding seven, authorities and witnesses said.

NRA's LaPierre: This is a 'long war'

Posted: 04 May 2013 07:13 PM PDT

"We are in the midst of a once-in-a-generation fight," the NRA's executive vice president told conventioneers Saturday.

UK lawmaker: Rape allegations false

Posted: 05 May 2013 06:08 AM PDT

The deputy speaker of Britain's House of Commons said Sunday the allegations of rape and sexual assault leveled against him are false.

Karzai: CIA will keep cash coming

Posted: 05 May 2013 07:49 AM PDT

"We received cash from the CIA for the past 10 years," he said of reports that the agency dropped off bags of money almost monthly.

Orb wins muddy Derby

Posted: 05 May 2013 12:45 AM PDT

"When it was time to go, I knew he was going to respond well," Jockey Joel Rosario said of Orb's muddy Derby win.

Media critics grill Kurtz on own show

Posted: 05 May 2013 11:04 AM PDT

Dylan Byers & David Folkenflik ask Howard Kurtz about his reporting mistakes covering gay NBA player Jason Collins.

Killer whales surprise couple

Posted: 05 May 2013 09:10 AM PDT

A couple vacationing in Mexico encountered a number of killer whales swimming alongside their boat during a trip.

What this billboard is really selling

Posted: 05 May 2013 10:45 AM PDT

Residents complain after a Hartford, Connecticut, business posts a controversial billboard.

Biden tells dirty joke to comedy star

Posted: 04 May 2013 11:25 PM PDT

Julia Louis-Dreyfus tells Conan about hanging with Joe Biden and hearing his dirty jokes.

When beloved pet, new baby collide

Posted: 05 May 2013 08:45 AM PDT

Several years ago, when my husband and I went to collect our newly adopted cat after surgery, the vet receptionist picked up the phone and languidly informed whoever was at the other end: "Minou's mommy and daddy are here to pick her up."

Will these guys make Google Glass uncool?

Posted: 03 May 2013 10:56 AM PDT

The Segway. The Bluetooth headset. The pocket protector.

Bob Saget's X-rated 'Full House' memory

Posted: 04 May 2013 12:26 PM PDT

Bob's story involves an excited donkey, some confused kids, and a well-seasoned nickname.

Sioux City SUX, and that's OK

Posted: 05 May 2013 08:39 AM PDT

For years, Sioux City has all but begged the FAA to change the three-letter identifier of its airport. City leaders now embrace the acronym and use it as a marketing tool.

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