Bowe Bergdahl

The Qatar ultimatum is pretty much dead on arrival

Remember back when Turkey was trying to mediate the dispute between Qatar and a block of Arab nations who cut all ties with them? (You shouldn’t have …

Middle East

Serial season 3 isn't based on a criminal case and isn't true crime at all

"Season three takes on something huge and different."<p>Fans of <i>Serial</i> are in for some major surprises when the true crime podcast returns for its …

Podcasting

‘Serial’ Season 3 is set to be “huge and different”

The podcast's creator Ira Glass says the show's third series will be "very different from the first two seasons"<p><i>Serial</i> creator Ira Glass has teased …

Podcasting

Navy Seal testifies about wound during Bowe Bergdahl search

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former Navy Seal testified Wednesday that his military career ended when he was shot in the leg during a hastily planned mission to find Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the soldier left his post in Afghanistan.<p>Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer James Hatch told the judge …

Judiciary

Jurors in Bergdahl case will be quizzed about Trump

Attorneys at a pre-trial hearing Wednesday for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl discussed a questionnaire that could be given to potential jurors to determine …

Judiciary

Attorneys for Bowe Bergdahl seek to ask jurors if they are Trump supporters

Attorneys representing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are seeking to ask potential jurors about their views on President Trump, Stars and Stripes reported …

Taliban Releases Hostage Video Of U.S. and Australian Professors Pleading With Trump and Turnbull

Militants kidnapped the professors in Kabul in an August raid.

News (U.S.)

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Military

Who killed Sister Cathy? That is — and isn’t — the story of Netflix’s latest true crime show

"The Keepers" is as riveting as a crime series gets. It also exposes pitfalls of the prestige true crime formula<p><b>Note: This story contains spoilers for the Netflix series “The Keepers.”</b><p>True crime fans cleared their schedules for a Netflix binge last weekend when the streaming service dropped the …

Crime

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North Korea<p>Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images<p>Pence declares end to 'strategic patience' on N. Korea<p>Top Stories<p>My Stories<p>Toxic chemical spill closes …

Judiciary

Judge moves Bergdahl trial to October

WASHINGTON — The military judge overseeing the court-martial of accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl set an October trial date for the case …

Military

Trump signing statements on Guantanamo, marijuana enforcement

President Donald Trump on Friday warned Congress that he might release detainees now held at the Guantánamo Bay detention center for suspected …

Government

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Faces October Trial

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A military judge says he has settled on an October trial date for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on charges that he endangered his comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.<p>Army Col. Jeffery Nance says he intends to start jury selection Oct. 16 and begin the trial in …

Veterans

Dan Rather: Trump's Civil War remarks ‘sheer craziness’

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather is dismissing President Trump's remarks this week on the Civil War, calling it "sheer craziness" to be questioning …

Donald Trump

You Gotta Lie

Oh! What a tangled progressive web we weave . . .<p>Red/blue, conservative/liberal, and Republican/Democrat mark traditional American divides. But one …

Conservative POV

President Trump's Top Tweets of All Time Show a Stark Divide

Since joining Twitter in March of 2009, Donald Trump has fired off nearly 35,000 tweets ranging from provocative jabs at Democrats to his thoughts on …

Politics

Trump’s reckless words may haunt him in court

Donald Trump said some awful, inflammatory things as a candidate. Now they’re coming back to haunt him in the courtroom. Thank goodness.<p>If the …

Donald Trump

Trump’s destructive meddling in the Bowe Bergdahl case

In 2009, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl abandoned his post and was captured by the Taliban. Five years later, amidst much controversy, President Obama …

Review: S-Town, the Successor to Serial

<b>Some spoilers (not all) ahead.</b><p>I loved <i>Serial</i> season 1, which entered around Sarah Koenig’s investigation of the murder of Hae Min Lee, specifically …

Podcasting

How Susan Rice became a perfect villain for Republicans

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Since her time as a national security adviser and former UN ambassador during the Obama administration, Susan Rice had largely been out of the limelight until she was recently thrust into the snowballing White House surveillance controversy.<p>Rice reportedly asked on numerous …

Susan Rice

The Millstones of the Gods Grind Late, but They Grind Fine . . .

The latest disclosures that former Obama national-security adviser Susan Rice may have requested that intelligence agencies reveal or “unmask” those …

Conservative POV

Welcome to S-Town: your Serial replacement podcast is here

Did you listen to <i>Serial</i>, season one? The true crime podcast became one of 2014’s biggest cultural phenomena, immersing the listener into one …

Podcasting

The new true-crime podcast from the “Serial” creators is a Faulkner-esque Southern Gothic novel

<i>Serial</i> proved that true-crime podcasts could be global phenomena that rival even the most prestigious of prestige scripted television. But with <i>S-Town</i>, the new podcast from team <i>Serial</i> that launched today, the creators aren’t taking their cues from HBO. Instead, they’re borrowing a page from William …

Podcasting

Podcasts are a private pleasure in public places

If you’ve heard one story about Charles Dickens’s power as the king of the cliffhanger, you’ve heard the story of <i>The Old Curiosity Shop</i>. By 1841, …

Podcasting

Lawyers for Bowe Bergdahl file third appeal, charging Trump remarks taint trial prospects

”<p>In a 50-page appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Bergdahl’s legal team argued that the “unprecedented circumstances” …

Alabama murder mystery could be the new Serial

S-Town is the latest real-life podcast by the This American Life team<p>Privilege, boredom and murder set against the southern gothic backdrop of rural Alabama are the elements of the latest and hotly anticipated podcast series,<i>S-Town</i>.<p>It is from the makers of <i>Serial</i>, which launched as a spinoff of <i>This</i> …

Podcasting

Appeals court upholds decision not to toss Bergdahl case over Trump comments

A three-judge panel in an Army appeals court has upheld a decision not to toss out Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s case over comments made by President Trump …

Law

‘Homeland’s’ New Season: More So Than Ever, Uncannily Channeling Current Events

A compellingly acted drama about a new president at war with the national security establishment captivated our attention this January. In other …

Conservative POV

Taliban say senior commander dies in suspected US strike

ISLAMABAD – A Taliban official says a suspected U.S. drone strike the previous day killed a top commander of the militant Haqqani network — the man who in 2014 accompanied U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when he was handed over to U.S. authorities.<p>The Taliban official identified the man as Qari …

Afghanistan

Taliban Say Senior Commander Dies in Suspected US Strike

ISLAMABAD — A Taliban official said Friday that a suspected U.S. drone strike the previous day killed a top commander of the militant Haqqani network …

Taliban