Authorities set off a search on Monday for 40 mental-hospital patients who overpowered guards and escaped their facility in Kenya.
Six days after bombs exploded near the Boston finish line, the London Marathon sent out a powerful message of solidarity with the U.S. city and its victims Sunday and put the spotlight back on the sport and away from terrorist fears.
A year after temperatures approaching 90 degrees slowed the race, cool temperatures greeted the field of 24,662 in Hopkinton on Monday morning for the 117th edition of the 26.2-mile run.
Defending champion Wesley Korir was among those leaving Hopkinton at 10 a.m. Just behind the elite men was the remainder of a field of 27,000 on its way for the 26.2-mile trek to Boston's Back Bay.
When President Obama ordered 100 special operations forces to Kenya to advise and assist African troops in hunting down that evil rogue warlord Joseph Kony in 2011, I wondered if it was constitutionally appropriate. We have bad guys here in the United States. Was America just being a "nice guy"? Well, the mission must not have been successful, because now the United States is offering a $5 million bounty for that despicable person ("U.S. pauses Kony search in Central African Republic," Web, April 3). That amount is no small potatoes in this age of furloughs and sequestration.
It has been nearly eight months since jihadists attacked U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, and many more were badly injured. That is pretty much all we know for sure about an incident that has let's face it been subjected to the most comprehensive and successful cover-up in modern political history.
Kenyan police deployed forces Sunday in the capital and the lakeside city of Kisumu to contain the continuing threat of violence after five people were killed in riots Saturday, officials said, but the country remained mostly peaceful after a court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta's election as president.
Global warming may have contributed to low rain levels in Somalia in 2011 where tens of thousands died in a famine, research by British climate scientists suggests.