Saddam's 'gruesome' war crimes

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- When it comes to war crimes, Saddam Hussein's reputation precedes him. In the last Gulf war, the Iraqi dictator racked up 16 violations of the law more…

H&R Block blames snow storms for client drop

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – H&R Block blames February's big snowstorm for a plunge in tax-preparation business on the East Coast. Filings are down so dramatically from last year that H&R more…

No shock, no awe:It never happened

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – When U.S. bombs first pounded Baghdad, Fox News and other TV media breathlessly declared that the Pentagon's promised "shock and awe" campaign was "under way." In more…

The folly of 'liberating' Muslims

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – President Bush insists we are "liberating" Iraq, but someone forgot to tell the Iraqi people. As liberators last week tossed food and water to hungry Iraqis more…

Al-Qaida to use anti-war rallies as cover?

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – Al-Qaida operatives may mix in with anti-war demonstrators here and in other major cities to secretly monitor security procedures around landmarks and buildings, the FBI warns. more…

U.S. brass backpedal
from early war goals

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is blaming media military "analysts" for creating an impression in the public mind that U.S. forces would topple Saddam Hussein's regime quickly. more…

The case of the 'funky' passport

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- Homeland security officials cite several discrepancies in the story of an Indian-Canadian woman who claims she suffered "abuse" and "discrimination" at the hands of immigration inspectors more…

Pakistanis flee U.S.
ahead of deadline

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- Pakistani nationals are leaving the U.S. in large numbers to avoid tomorrow's deadline to register with immigration authorities, U.S. Homeland Security officials say. Canadian immigration officials more…