A parliamentary committee in London yesterday summoned four former top officials for Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper empire to face questions about the tabloid phone-hacking scandal there. Those former executives contradicted previous testimony from their old boss: James Murdoch.
The National Cathedral has hosted some of the most memorable prayer services and state funerals from the past 100 years. President Obama will speak there on Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11; he also held his inaugural prayer service at the historic church, like many presidents have done.
But the structure was hit hard by last month's 5.8 magnitude earthquake that rattled the East Coast. Now, it could take years for the landmark to recover.
A school founded by Americans in Iraq before the Saddam Hussein era is an emblem of a time when the United States was known in the Middle East not for military action, but for culture and education. That's the view of Puliter Prize-winning New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, who recently wrote an essay about the school, titled "The American Age, Iraq."
As war grinds on in Afghanistan, there is increasing talk about finding a negotiated solution. It's a complicated proposition that would presumably involve the Afghan government, the United States, Pakistan, the Taliban and potentially others as well.
One man who would be a key figure in any negotiation is Umar Daudzai.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has made Daudzai his chief negotiator with the Taliban.