Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 15, 2013 7:57AM ET
As part of a mini press-tour to set up his first presidential trip to Israel next week, Barack Obama told an Israeli television station that Iran is at least a year away from developing a nuclear weapon.
Mar 15, 2013 7:53AM ET
A woman in Argentina says that her rejection of a young male suitor more than 60 years ago, drove the heartsick boy to join the priesthood. Oh, and his name just happened to be Jorge Bergoglio.
Mar 14, 2013 3:27PM ET
On April 3, 1988, the Los Angeles Times Magazine produced a special issue predicting what life would be like a family all the way in the distant future of 2013
Mar 14, 2013 12:05PM ET
While Europe and the U.S. hem-and-haw about finding ways to support Syria's rebel army — and get threatened for even considering it — Iran appears to have no reservations about funneling money to their enemies.
Mar 14, 2013 10:03AM ET
Catholics are learning all kinds of fun new tidbits about the new Holy Father, and we're also starting to notice a pattern developing.
Mar 14, 2013 7:03AM ET
After analyzing "two and a half times more data" than they have since last summer, scientists at the CERN research labs in Switzerland say that they are pretty sure that they found what they think they found.
Mar 13, 2013 12:15PM ET
The papal conclave has concluded and Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina is now the first Latin American pope in the history of the Catholic Church.
Mar 13, 2013 10:46AM ET
The government of the Netherlands raised its terror threat level to "substantial" today, amid fears that terrorists trained in Syria will try to disrupt the coronation of their new king.
Mar 13, 2013 7:49AM ET
Later today, Americans will finally get to meet the cater-waiter who recored and then leaked the video revealing Mitt Romney's now infamous "47 percent" comments.
Mar 12, 2013 2:28PM ET
The results of the first papal conclave vote are in and ... we still don't have a pope.
Mar 12, 2013 12:46PM ET
The man accused of shooting 70 people in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater last summer was given an automatic not guilty plea in court today, but is holding off on claiming the insanity defense for now.
Mar 12, 2013 10:41AM ET
President Obama is headed to Capitol Hill this week, starting Tuesday afternoon, in his continued pursuit of that mythical grand bargain — taking a page from the playbook of the greatest president who never lived.
Mar 12, 2013 8:21AM ET
In just a matter of hours, the College of Cardinals will gather to cast their first vote on a new pope, but don't expect a winner to be chosen today.
Mar 11, 2013 2:00PM ET
No one puts the activist in "activist investor" quite like Carl Icahn, who just won the latest round in the fight over Dell computers — just one of his many, many attempts to bend major corporations to his will.
Mar 11, 2013 11:11AM ET
The papal election begins tomorrow, but just because the vote is done in secret, that doesn't mean there isn't a campaign.
Mar 11, 2013 7:52AM ET
After last week's threat to call off their armistice with South Korea, officials disconnected the hotline built to avert disaster.
Mar 8, 2013 2:18PM ET
The case of the L.A.-cop-turned-L.A.-cop-killer may have closed with his fiery death, but now authorities have to figure out who, if anyone, should get the cash reward for leading them to the once and former most wanted man in California.
Mar 8, 2013 11:47AM ET
As the most high-profile al-Qaeda trial in New York City since 9/11 began with high tension, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith made his first appearance in a Manhattan courtroom Friday to face charges of conspiracy to kill Americans.
Mar 8, 2013 10:50AM ET
Dozens of world leaders and diplomats are joining thousands of Venezuelans in the streets of Caracas for the funeral service. Follow it live here, even though you'll have plenty of chances to see the former leader from hereon out.
Mar 8, 2013 9:54AM ET
The Vatican is officially on lockdown as the College of Cardinals makes final preparations for the papal conclave taht starts on Tuesday — including countermeasures to prevent any leaks. So what are they talking about behind closed doors?
Mar 8, 2013 7:51AM ET
A new study on global warming has concluded that rise in global temperatures over the last century is even more shocking that you think, because the Earth should actually have been getting colder during that time.
Mar 7, 2013 11:42AM ET
U.S. officials have announced that a former spokesperson for al Qaeda — who also happens to be a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden &mdash has been captured overseas and is being brought to America to stand trial.
Mar 7, 2013 11:13AM ET
Now that they've all been arrested and are facing serious jail time, the men accused of orchestrating an acid attack on the director of the Bolshoi Ballet are all pointing the fingers at each other.
Mar 7, 2013 9:50AM ET
Supporters of Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga have called for vote counting to be halted, after numerous claims of vote rigging, fraud, and missing ballots.
Mar 7, 2013 7:55AM ET
Italy's former Prime Minister isn't going to jail just yet, but his legal trouble haven't gone away just because he had a good day at the polls a few weeks ago.
Mar 7, 2013 6:46AM ET
As the U.N. Security Council prepares to vote on harsh new sanctions against North Korea, that nation's military has found a way to take its fighting words to yet another hyperbolic level.
Mar 6, 2013 12:09PM ET
Rand Paul spent Wednesday doing something you don't see often enough in Washington — he made an honest-to-goodness, non-stop filibuster speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, all-out and Mr. Smith-style. And he had a lot to say about drones.
Mar 6, 2013 10:20AM ET
The death of Hugo Chavez may have created an opening for Venezuela to alter is relationship with the rest of the world, but will the country be able to change without its leader? Will it want to?
Mar 6, 2013 7:40AM ET
Following through on President Obama's biggest sequester doomsday scenarios, the FAA has announced it will shut down 173 air traffic control towers due to forced budget cuts.
Mar 6, 2013 7:07AM ET
This month will mark the second anniversary of the start of the Syrian civil war, and after two years of violence and destruction the number of citizens who have fled to neighboring countries has reached 1,000,000.