1. The tennis season never ends: The "tennis offseason" might be an oxymoron in the order of "Ke$ha's Greatest Hits," but as long as players are (justifiably) unable to resist the lure or six- and seven-figure guarantees to play in certain events, it will be hard to talk seriously of shortening the tennis calendar. So it is that we had yet to ring in 2012 and already results were doing that shuffle-step across the bottom of our screens. (5) Kim Clijsters (BEL) def. Simona Halep (ROU) 6-1, 6-4.... [WC] J Duckworth (AUS) def. N Mahut (FRA) 6-4, 6-4.... The most intriguing event this week is the high-paying Qatar ExxonMobile Open that features Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer (who lost to Novak Djokovic in a recent exhibition and starts off against Nikolay Davydenko). Better yet, you can watch the action live streaming here.
The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq who retired over the Abu Ghraib prison scandal is calling for a truth commission to investigate Bush-era policies behind the abuse and controversial interrogations of detainees.
A former commander of coalition forces in Iraq issued a harsh assessment of U.S. management of the war, saying that American political leaders cost American lives on the battlefield with their "lust for power."
President Bush has demoted Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, who was in charge of Abu Ghraib during the prison abuse scandal in 2003, after an extensive investigation, the Pentagon said Thursday.
The Army drew fire Saturday for its reported findings in an internal investigation of the Abu Ghraib prison abuses -- a probe that senior Pentagon officials told CNN cleared four top Army officers in Iraq of any wrongdoing.
A former U.S. Marine commander of forces in western Iraq says he was opposed to the method and timing of the U.S. response to attacks on Americans last spring in the Sunni Muslim stronghold of Falluja.
The latest investigation into the Abu Ghraib scandal found 44 instances of abuse by soldiers and civilian contractors at the prison in Iraq, some of which amounted to torture, one of the two generals who led the Army effort said Wednesday.
Plans to replace the top U.S. commander in Iraq are part of the "normal rotation," and are neither a vote of "no confidence" nor related to the investigation of abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison, Pentagon officials told CNN Monday.
Spec. Jeremy Sivits received the maximum sentence Wednesday for his role in the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that leaves him open to testify against other soldiers charged in the mistreatment of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison.
Journalist Seymour Hersh wrote a new article in The New Yorker magazine this week that includes a photograph that shows American guards apparently setting dogs on a naked prisoner at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison.
The fallout from photographs showing Iraqi prisoners being degraded and humiliated at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison included finger-pointing, denials of responsibility and the formal reprimand of six American soldiers Monday.
The most powerful Shiite cleric in Iraq indicated Thursday that he agrees with the United Nations that direct elections for an Iraqi legislature cannot be held by June 30, according to local newspapers and political officials.
U.S. officials said Thursday there is mounting evidence that fugitive terrorist leader Abu Musab Zarqawi was involved in some of last year's major attacks in Iraq -- against Italian forces, the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad and the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf.
The U.S. military's criminal investigation into potential abuse of Iraqi detainees by U.S. soldiers at Abu Gharib prison in Iraq now includes reports from soldiers that military police took photographs showing soldiers hitting detainees, CNN has learned.
Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, commanding general of U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq, has ordered a criminal investigation into reported incidents of abuse of prisoners by U.S. troops at a detention facility in Iraq, Pentagon officials said Friday.