Articles by Steven R. Hurst

The Other Great Spy Swap

The last spy swap involved U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff. He was arrested in Moscow days after a Soviet physicist was caught in an FBI sting in 1986.

Obama Makes History by Trouncing McCain

  • 06 November 08
  • The Associated Press
Overcoming their nation's torturous racial history, American voters overwhelmingly elected Barack Obama as the first black president of the United States, turning to the inspiring young senator as their best hope to revive a country weary from economic turmoil and war.

Iraq's Failing Power Grid Creating Water Shortage

  • 06 August 07
  • The Associated Press
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's power grid is on the brink of collapse because of insurgent sabotage, rising demand, fuel shortages and provinces that are unplugging local power stations from the national grid, officials have said.

U.S. Probes Prisoner Shooting

  • 17 November 04
  • The Associated Press
The U.S. military is investigating the videotaped fatal shooting of a wounded and apparently unarmed Iraqi prisoner by a U.S. Marine in a mosque in the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, a Marine spokesman said.

UN's Baghdad HQ Attacked by Bomber

  • 23 September 03
  • The Associated Press
A suicide car bomber killed himself and an Iraqi policeman at a road checkpoint behind the UN headquarters in Baghdad on Monday as the United Nations debates expanding its role in Iraq.