03/11/14 05:31 PM
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya's parliament ousted Western-backed prime minister Ali Zidan in a Tuesday vote, removing the first democratically chosen leader who had struggled for 15 months to stem the country's spiraling descent into chaos, with divisive political power struggles and rampant...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/11/14 03:18 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is keeping an open mind about Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein's accusation that the CIA hacked into her staff's computers, but he said the alleged behavior is "consistent with a pattern" of President Obama abusing executive power. Cruz wouldn't say...
By Tim Mak | 03/11/14 02:38 PM
The president's nominee to head the National Security Agency told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that he would add transparency to the country's intelligence operations, expressing openness about delivering speeches about the agency's mission and working with Congress to enact new...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/11/14 01:27 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama had “great confidence” in CIA Director John Brennan and his agency after a top senator accused the CIA of improperly searching her computers. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday accused...
By Sean Lengell | 03/11/14 01:23 PM
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of spying on her panel's computers, a possible illegal act she says has prompted a Justice Department investigation. The California Democrat said the CIA had searched -- without her knowledge or consent -- a stand-alone...
By Charlie Spiering | 03/11/14 12:52 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, R-Calif., "reluctantly" insisted that the Central Intelligence Agency had accessed computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in a floor speech Tuesday.
By Michelle L. Price | 03/11/14 08:41 AM
Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations.
By Lolita Baldor | 03/11/14 08:10 AM
The Navy admiral nominated to be the next head of the troubled National Security Agency is expressing concerns about the U.S. government turning over the bulk collection of telephone data to an independent third party, saying it could result in higher costs and delays identifying potential threats.
03/11/14 06:45 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco stopped the destruction of millions of telephone records collected by the National Security Agency more than five years ago. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White, who is overseeing an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against the agency, issued a...
By Sean Lengell | 03/10/14 11:27 PM
The Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday evening designed to curb sexual assault in the military, including ending the longstanding "good soldier" defense used to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
03/10/14 10:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 6 about three Senate confirmations of Homeland Security officials, The Associated Press reported erroneously Suzanne E. Spaulding's new title. She is now the undersecretary for National Protection Programs, not the deputy undersecretary. A corrected version...
03/10/14 10:32 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he has no regrets about revealing the agency's mass surveillance program. Snowden spoke Monday via live video conference to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival. The former NSA contractor,...
By Ashe Schow | 03/10/14 04:45 PM
I guess I shouldn’t be shocked that people would prefer to listen to a regularly nude celebrity than the man who single-handedly informed the world that the government was spying on them.
By Bradley P. Moss | 03/10/14 04:03 PM
For those of us who work in the national security arena, there has been much to criticize concerning how Glenn Greenwald has handled the treasure trove of classified information provided to them by Edward Snowden.
By Susan Crabtree | 03/10/14 02:38 PM
The State Department on Monday said it was “still awaiting” a Russian response to the Obama administration's demands that it withdraw troops from Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and stop promoting a referendum on seceding in the territory.
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