The U.S. Supreme Court signaled it may consider whether two military contractors can be sued for allegedly abusing inmates at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison in a case that could make companies more vulnerable to human rights suits.
Donald Rumsfeld is back. Four years after being ousted from his job as secretary of defense, he has produced a memoir, “ Known and Unknown ,” which covers a lot of ground, most notably his own backside.
President Vladimir Putin criticized “medieval” conditions at Guantanamo Bay as he backed lawmakers’ retaliation against U.S. human-rights sanctions that include a ban on adoptions of Russian children in America.
Directors at the Sundance Film Festival often thank family members in the audience. It’s safe to say that Rory Kennedy -- the youngest child of Robert and Ethel Skakel Kennedy, born after her father’s assassination in 1968 -- had the longest list. For the premiere screening of “Ethel,” her new documentary, more than 20 Kennedys and in-laws showed up, including the subject.
President Barack Obama’s renewed request to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, confirms what the detainees have already shown with their hunger strike: Permanent detention at the U.S. naval station isn’t viable as a matter of practicality or conscience.