The life of an independent bookstore owner is perilous these days. Still, you wouldn't imagine that an indie owner could end up near the top of the Central Intelligence Agency. Until Avril D. Haines came along.
Edward Joseph Snowden, the government contractor who revealed the National Security Agency's massive telephone- and Internet-surveillance program, has left few public clues about his life growing up in Crofton and Ellicott City
By By Jean Marbella, Shashank Bengali and David S. Cloud and Tribune Newspapers
WASHINGTON — Leaks about secret National Security Agency surveillance programs made by an intelligence contractor reopened a debate Monday over how much the government relies on companies for spy work and whether the firms must do more to vet employees and protect classified information.
In its broad outlines, the case of Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old intelligence contractor who last week revealed the existence of two top secret National Security Agency eavesdropping programs, hews closely to the contours set by Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.
The Guardian newspaper has identified a 29-year-old man who once lived in Maryland as the source of the top secret documents that revealed details of two National Security Agency surveillance programs that have revived debate of the agency's reach into the private lives of Americans.
President Barack Obama will travel to Annapolis to speak at the Naval Academy commencement, addressing the class at a time when the military faces complicated internal challenges the graduating midshipmen will soon inherit.
Lawmakers from Virginia pressed a House subcommittee on Wednesday to forgo a requirement included in a Senate resolution they said unfairly advantages Maryland as the two states compete to land a possible new FBI headquarters.
To find the inspiration behind the actors, actresses and others who hoisted Oscars last night, look no further than the books at your nearest local library, bookstore or e-reader. The big winners were drawn from characters in adaptations that ranged from a mid-19th Century novel to modern magazine articles.