- Judge rejects Justice request on phone records Updated: Mar-07-14 4:46 pm
- ACLU asks appeals court to undo phone data ruling Updated: Mar-07-14 4:12 pm
- Gen. Dempsey: NSA leaks will cost billions Updated: Mar-06-14 12:25 pm
- CIA investigates whether officers spied on Senate Updated: Mar-05-14 7:58 pm
- Telecoms push back on proposed NSA plan Updated: Mar-03-14 1:56 pm
- Germany: no spy deal with US anytime soon Updated: Feb-28-14 9:25 am
- Report: UK spies intercept webcam pics, nudity Updated: Feb-27-14 3:56 pm
- Justice Dept wants NSA phone records kept longer Updated: Feb-26-14 5:01 pm
- NSA surveillance: A new door to court challenges? Updated: Feb-26-14 4:37 pm
- German foreign minister hopeful on US surveillance Updated: Feb-23-14 4:37 am
- Government drops plan to collect license tag data Updated: Feb-19-14 8:58 pm
- Minn. man claims win over National Security Agency Updated: Feb-19-14 7:17 pm
- UK court backs detention of journalist's partner Updated: Feb-19-14 1:13 pm
- Md. man charged in death of 3-year-old adopted son Updated: Feb-19-14 12:34 pm
- Md. man charged in death of 3-year-old adopted son Updated: Feb-18-14 6:55 pm
- NSA surveillance exposes political party divisions Updated: Feb-18-14 11:48 am
- What can unite liberals and tea partyers? The NSA Updated: Feb-17-14 10:49 am
- Indonesia baffled by spying on shrimp spat Updated: Feb-17-14 2:22 am
- Reporting based on NSA leaks wins Polk Award Updated: Feb-16-14 10:09 pm
- Utah mulls measures to help, limit NSA data center Updated: Feb-13-14 5:19 pm
- License-reader firm says new law curbs free speech Updated: Feb-13-14 2:15 pm
- 5 things to know about chilly US-Russian relations Updated: Feb-13-14 12:32 pm
- Sen. Rand Paul sues Obama over NSA surveillance Updated: Feb-12-14 4:30 pm
- Media sometimes try, fail to keep NSA's secrets Updated: Feb-08-14 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal judge has rejected a Justice Department request to keep telephone records collected by the National Security Agency beyond a five-year limit, saying that to do so would further infringe on the privacy interests of U.S. citizens.
NEW YORK - A federal appeals court should outlaw the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, concentrating searches instead on terror suspects, civil liberties lawyers said in papers filed seeking a reversal of a lower-court judge who ruled the program was legal and necessary to fight terrorism.
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. military officer says it will take two years of study and billions of dollars to overcome the loss of security to military operations and tactics that were revealed in the massive stash of documents taken by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
WASHINGTON - The CIA is investigating whether its officers improperly monitored members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which oversees the intelligence agency, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - When Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants united in outrage last summer over the National Security Agency's unfettered spying, telecommunications giants such as AT&T, Verizon and Sprint -whose customers are also the targets of secret government spying- remained noticeably mum.
BERLIN - The German government is conceding that it doesn't expect to reach agreement with Washington in the foreseeable future on a hoped-for "no-spy" deal.
LONDON - Britain's signals intelligence division is stealing screenshots from hundreds of thousands of innocent Yahoo users' webcam videos, according to the Guardian newspaper, which also reported that the years-long operation has swept up a huge haul of intimate photographs.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is asking a secret federal court to let the government keep telephone records collected by the National Security Agency beyond a five-year limit, arguing that it has an obligation to retain evidence in lawsuits it is facing.
WASHINGTON - A Brooklyn man in prison for terrorism may have a new opportunity to challenge his conviction because the government only recently told him how it obtained evidence it intended to use against him. It was through one of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs.
BERLIN - Germany's foreign minister says he hopes Washington has understood that surveillance of political partners "can have a political price" and is confident it will end monitoring of allied countries' leaderships.
WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department abruptly reversed course Wednesday and dropped plans to ask a private company to give the government access to a nationwide database of license plate tracking information.
SAUK RAPIDS, Minnesota - Federal authorities have dropped an attempt to stop a Minnesota man from marketing merchandise poking fun at the National Security Agency for its surveillance of citizens, including T-shirts bearing the NSA's official seal and the slogan, "The only part of the government that actually listens."
LONDON - Britain's High Court on Wednesday endorsed the decision by police to hold journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner at a London airport on terrorism grounds last summer. The ruling sent chills through free expression advocates and media groups.
DAMASCUS, Maryland - A Maryland man and military combat veteran has been charged in the fatal beating of his 3-year-old son who was adopted months earlier from South Korea, police said.
DAMASCUS, Maryland - A Maryland man and military combat veteran has been charged in the fatal beating of his 3-year-old son who was adopted months earlier from Korea, police said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The debate roiling the U.S. political landscape about whether to continue the dragnet surveillance of Americans' phone records is highlighting divisions within the Democratic and Republican parties, creating splits in each party that could have consequences ahead of the 2014 congressional elections and the 2016 presidential contest.
WASHINGTON - Hoyt Sparks says he has no use for liberal Democrats and their "socialistic, Marxist, communist" ways.
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's foreign minister said Monday he was baffled by the latest report of a top-secret document about Australia spying on Indonesia and offering to share that information with the U.S., saying he was not sure how snooping on a trade spat could relate to security.
NEW YORK - Four journalists who reported on the extent of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden are among the winners of the 65th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah lawmakers are sending mixed messages to the National Security Agency, which runs a massive data-storage warehouse outside Salt Lake City.
WASHINGTON - The surveillance industry is fighting back. A company that makes automated license plate readers sued Utah's government Thursday over a new law there intended to protect drivers' privacy.
WASHINGTON - The weather is warm at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, yet U.S.-Russian relations are still in the deep freeze. Back in 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Russia's top diplomat a red button labeled "reset" to symbolize how U.S. relations had thawed - even though it was mistranslated into Russian. But the event was more of a downhill slalom, than a soaring ski jump. Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes hosting the Olympics will further seal his nation's status as a world power. But President Barack Obama is among several western leaders who decided not to show up.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Rand Paul, a possible Republican presidential candidate, sued the Obama administration Wednesday over the National Security Agency's mass collection of millions of Americans' phone records.
LONDON - News organizations publishing leaked National Security Agency documents have inadvertently disclosed the names of at least six intelligence workers and other government secrets they never intended to give away, an Associated Press review has found.