2 Americans led double lives as Hezbollah agents, officials say

(CNN) — Two men traveled repeatedly to Lebanon for years, leading double lives as regular Americans and terrorist operatives for Hezbollah, according to US law enforcement officials. Ali Kourani, 32, of the Bronx, New York, and Samer el Debek, 37, of Dearborn, Michigan, were arrested and charged last week by the Department of Justice with …

Baseball and New York: Stories for Summer Reading

Mr. Brody’s “Playing Catch” provides a winsome idiosyncratic odyssey from the Bronx to the suburbs and, after college, to Manhattan, where five weeks after he arrives, he is stabbed in the chest by a drug addict (a Vietnam veteran, as it happens, who consoles Mr. Brody by assuring him that he will survive the wound). …

Polanski’s victim to play supporting role for him in court

Roman Polanski won’t take his chances to return to court to resolve his sexual assault case, so his victim is going to stand up for him. Samantha Geimer, who was 13 at the time of the crime, is going to appeal directly to a judge Friday to end the long-running case, the fugitive director’s lawyer …

You can’t trust both Jim Comey and the New York Times

Amid all the furious debate on the political impact of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, one thing stands out: The biggest loser is the elite media. Comey said outright what we asserted at the time: A New York Times story about alleged Trump team contacts with Russian officials was “in the main . . . not …