Mark and Charlie's Blog

While immigrants draw much of the attention, it’s their children who are proving to be the most fruitful recruiting ground for radical jihad in the U.S., accounting for at least half of the deadly attacks over the past decade. The latest instance of the second-generation...
When a young American man from coastal Florida drove a truck packed with explosives into a hilltop restaurant in Syria in May 2014, F.B.I. agents scoured his online postings and interviewed his contacts in Florida in a scramble to determine who, if anyone, might try to launch a...
Something has changed, and it’s not the availability of guns in the United States. Consider the following facts: According to data from the New America Foundation’s International Security Program, from September 12, 2001, until the rise of ISIS in the late spring of 2014,...
It had been an evening of drinking, dancing and drag shows. After hours of revelry, the party-goers crowding the gay nightclub known as the Pulse took their last sips before the place closed. That's when authorities say Omar Mateen emerged, carrying an AR-15 and spraying the...
Democrats took giant steps toward party unity Thursday as Bernie Sanders vowed to work together with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in November and President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden formally endorsed Clinton for president. Sanders' decision to continue...
The troubles with kids these days ... are not as common as they used to be. U.S. teens are having a lot less sex, they are drinking and using drugs less often, and they aren't smoking as much, according a government survey of risky youth behaviors. 'I think you can call this the...
A man getting ready to watch the sunrise on a piece of plywood in a marina was swept out by the Hudson River current, police said. Armaan Raj Munglani was admiring the sunrise from the Newport Yacht Club and Marina in Jersey City, shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday, when he stepped...
The planned $130 billion merger between The Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont isn’t a done deal. The merger is still going through regulatory review. And just a few weeks ago there were reports that chemical giant BASF was considering a takeover bid of DuPont. But according to...
A former part-time Disney employee is accused of pocketing more than $112,000 while she worked as a hostess at a restaurant in Magic Kingdom. Katie Marie Miller, 29, told investigators she started taking the money by making fraudulent cash refunds to help pay bills, according to...