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  • U.S. feeling shut out of Russian security operation at Sochi

    U.S. feeling shut out of Russian security operation at Sochi
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence officials are frustrated that the Russian government is withholding information about threats to Olympic venues coming from inside Russia, several lawmakers said during talk shows Sunday. "We aren't getting the kind of...
  • What's so bad about a defense budget that gives peace a chance?

    What's so bad about a defense budget that gives peace a chance?
    Guess we’re finally going to reap that “peace dividend,” courtesy of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who Monday proposed reducing the Army to its lowest troop level since before World War II. It’s all part of the Defense Department&...
  • U.S. border agency under pressure to reform use-of-force policies

    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and watchdog groups called Friday for tougher restrictions on the use of deadly force by U.S. border agents and more transparency in the investigation of killings, including the release of an independent audit that recommended...
  • Malaysia plane: GOP lawmaker labels disappearance 'deliberate act'

    Malaysia plane: GOP lawmaker labels disappearance 'deliberate act'
    WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was "not an accident," but he stopped short of suggesting terrorism was involved. "One thing we know: This was...
  • Malaysia Airlines pilots: Clues lead 'toward the cockpit'

    Malaysia Airlines pilots: Clues lead 'toward the cockpit'
    BEIJING — The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has expanded to cover an impossibly vast swath of Asia extending from Kazakhstan to Australia, with Malaysia appealing for as many airplanes and ships as the world can provide. The...
  • LAX shooting: LAPD missed intercepting alleged shooter by minutes

    LAX shooting: LAPD missed intercepting alleged shooter by minutes
    Police officials missed checking in on Paul Anthony Ciancia "by a matter of minutes" before a deadly shooting rampage occurred at Los Angeles International Airport, the chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday. Ciancia, who...
  • Americans radicalized by Al Qaeda are a big concern

    Americans radicalized by Al Qaeda are a big concern
    WASHINGTON — With Al Qaeda militants surging in the Middle East and North Africa, top U.S. law enforcement officials are increasingly concerned about efforts to recruit and radicalize American citizens by drawing them to the restive region and...
  • Sochi Winter Olympics' all-out effort to keep Games secure

    Sochi Winter Olympics' all-out effort to keep Games secure
    In a few days, Dan Richards will hit the ground in Sochi to begin final preparations for the Winter Olympics. As head of a Boston-based crisis management and response company, Richards has been hired to help protect the U.S. ski and snowboard teams...
  • U.S. studying rescue plans in case of crisis in Sochi

    U.S. studying rescue plans in case of crisis in Sochi
    In the face of concerns about possible attacks by militants during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, U.S. military and intelligence officials have been studying contingency plans for evacuating Americans from the games in case of a crisis. But U.S....
  • Airline industry is rolling out perks for affluent fliers

    Airline industry is rolling out perks for affluent fliers
    If you are among America's well-to-do, you may have noticed that the airline industry has been rolling out the red carpet for you lately. For good reason. The number of affluent travelers has risen in the last few years, according to a report by the...
  • Lawmakers skeptical about shifting data collection from NSA

    Lawmakers skeptical about shifting data collection from NSA
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and House Republicans raised doubts Sunday about President Obama’s plan to restrict the federal government's ability to collect data on domestic telephone calls, saying that private phone companies...
  • NSA leaker Edward Snowden denies accusation he spied for Russia

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden denies accusation he spied for Russia
    Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden has denied intimations from U.S. politicians that he colluded with Russian intelligence operatives to steal classified information from the National Security Agency. In a rare interview said to have been conducted...