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Yet no apology: CIA’s mistaken detention destroyed German man’s life

Khalid al Masri is a broken man today. A decade after the CIA snatched him by mistake, flew him half way around the world in secret, and questioned...

Ulm attorney Manfred Gnjidic (Friday in Ulm, Germany) last saw his client Khalid al-Masri, he was broke, unkempt, paranoid and completely alone. He was in deep need of psychological counseling but with no hope of the extensive help he needed. “I was stunned by the torture report, that in it they had known and privately admitted for years that they had made a mistake regarding Khalid... For a decade, a decade in which his life has been shattered, he’d asked for that, an apology, an explanation, a chance to go ahead with his life. They knew this, they admitted this and they didn’t share this with him?"

Police officers across U.S. upset at being seen as brutal racists

Police officers dispatched to investigate a 911 hang-up last week in an Idaho suburb were surprised by the reaction they got from the mother of the...

Oakland police officers monitor demonstrators through Chinatown in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 26, 2014.

Did CIA torture violate Nuremberg ban on human experimentation?

CIA health professionals may have committed war crimes by collecting and analyzing data on brutally interrogated detainees in potential violation ...

The symbol of the Central Intelligence Agency, Dec. 11, 2014.

Islamists rout Syrian government troops, reflecting the war’s complexities

The Assad regime sustained a major setback in northern Syria this week with the loss of two major military bases, and the big winner in the battle...

Photo provided by the anti-government activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Jihadi fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and other rebel factions, rest after clashes with Syrian troops in Wadi Deif in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Dec. 14, 2014.

Establishment revenge? Jeb Bush, Romney lead GOP field for ’16

Jeb Bush, who’s seriously considering a 2016 presidential bid, has sprinted to the front of the Republican field in a new McClatchy-Marist ...

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush delivers remarks on behalf of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during a Small Business Victory Town Hall campaign event at Orlando Executive Airport, in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

Sony executives' jokes were lame, not racist

Sony Pictures Co-Chair Amy Pascal and Hollywood uber-producer Scott Rudin have been backpedaling mightily to distance themselves from their embarrassing email banter over President Barack Obama's fantasy film favorites.

Just how did banks get that big win in Washington?

The rollback this week of a key part of Wall Street regulation adopted after the 2008 financial collapse caught much of Washington by surprise, creating...

Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase, November 2, 2011, in Seattle, Washington.

‘Can I find a running mate as likeable as Dick Cheney?’

“Am I sure I won’t embarrass the family?”

Not just torture: Senator says CIA stalling over bogus intelligence that led to Iraq war

CIA Director John Brennan, under fire over the Senate report on the CIA’s use of torture, is facing new heat over his role in what a senior...

John Brennan testifies before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, February 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

U.S. providing little information to judge progress against Islamic State

The American war against the Islamic State has become the most opaque conflict the United States has undertaken in more than two decades, a fight ...

ilitants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State celebrate the group's declaration of an Islamic state, in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, June 30, 2014.