| Nov 24, 2013
Remember Edward Snowden? For a while, the National Security Agency's renegade contractor seemed like the most influential man in American intelligence, even though he's been hiding out in Moscow. Snowden's disclosures touched off a wave of enthusiasm in...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conditionally endorsed a Russian offer for international inspectors to seize and destroy deadly chemical weapons in Syria as efforts to avert retaliatory U.S. missile strikes shift from Washington to the...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers quickly called for action after the White House informed members of Congress on Thursday that American intelligence agencies now believe the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebels trying to topple President...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration squared off with skeptical lawmakers Tuesday over efforts to terminate the government's authority to collect phone records of millions of Americans, a proposition that exposed sharp divisions among...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration plans to release a previously secret court order that set out the rules and rationale for the bulk collection of U.S. phone records as officials seek to quell growing unrest in Congress over the government’s...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 1:26 PM
BOSTON — The parents of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Saturday they have no immediate plans to travel to the U.S., in part because of the mother’s fears she is also under suspicion.
“They are now thinking...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:39 PM
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange branded Pfc. Bradley Manning's espionage conviction Tuesday an episode of "national security extremism" while other supporters expressed relief that he was acquitted of the most serious charge. Among Manning's critics,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian reporter who broke the story about Edward Snowden and the massive data-collecting programs run by the National Security Administration, has a piece today about efforts by two congressmen -- including U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid online "chatter" about terror threats, U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed at least through the end of this week, the State Department said.
Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the decision to keep...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Opening a possible diplomatic solution to avoid a U.S. military strike, Syria’s foreign minister on Monday welcomed a suggestion floated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to move all the country’s chemical weapons under international...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be a guest this weekend on CNN's "State of the Union."
The main topic will be Egypt. Other guests will be Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee; CNN chief...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The U.S. Justice Department has told a court in Florida that the government does not secretly track the location of Americans' cellphones as part of its massive phone surveillance dragnet, but asking experts to believe that assertion has proved to be...