U.S. General sees ‘cautious optimism’ about Afghanistan strategy
The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East believes there is reason for “cautious optimism” that the Trump administration’s South Asia Strategy is working in Afghanistan and creating the conditions for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. “There is cause for cautious optimism and evidence that our South Asia strategy is…
See all the epic cosplay and behind-the-scenes moments you missed at Comic-Con 2018
1 of 35 Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic A Deadpool cosplayer attends Comic-Con — and reads Entertainment Weekly  Advertisement 2 of 35 Mario Tama/Getty Images A group of Disney princesses take a break during Comic-Con 3 of 35 Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic Mark Hamill in disguise as Orange Vader swings a golf club Advertisement 4 of 35 Mario Tama/Getty Images A…
How U.S. intelligence agencies can find out what Trump told Putin
President Donald Trump’s insistence on holding a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin hobbled U.S. intelligence agencies who would usually get an intimate look at such a sitdown, but American spies still have extraordinary capabilities to piece together what was discussed. That’s in large part due to the existence of a top-secret U.S. collection…
Greece seeks help battling deadly fires
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Residents have been told to abandon their homes Forest fires raging across Greece have killed at least four people and injured dozens more, forcing the authorities to ask for international assistance. Hundreds of firefighters are battling the blazes and people have left their homes near the capital, Athens. A…
SNL star Aidy Bryant on the 36-hour day that earned her an Emmy nomination
Long hours are a part of the job at Saturday Night Live, but Aidy Bryant put in overtime and then some for the show’s April 7 installment hosted by Chadwick Boseman. Her two standout pre-taped bits in the episode — a hip-hop fantasy entitled “Aidy B. & Cardi B.” and a commercial for Nike’s “Pro-Chiller…