FROM Nick Schou
Federal Grand Jury Indicts American al Qaeda with Treason A native of Orange County is the first American charged with treason since World War II. He is Adam Yahiye Gadahn, also known as Azzam Al-Amriki. A convert to Islam who's believed to be overseas, he has appeared in five al Qaeda videos, most recently with Ayman Al-Zawahiri, number two to Osama bin Laden.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."