- Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal Updated: May-28-15 3:43 pm
ZURICH - As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.
- Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs Updated: May-28-15 10:38 am
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
- Editor of Arkansas-based 'Oxford American' leaving Updated: May-28-15 4:43 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The editor of the Little Rock-based Oxford American literary magazine is leaving to become the national editor of the online publication The Intercept.
- Chris Christie continues to criticize Patriot Act opponents Updated: May-27-15 10:53 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie says lawmakers currently debating the fate of the Patriot Act lack his real-world experience and again made the case that the legislation should be renewed in its current form.
- Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program Updated: May-26-15 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records.
- NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program Updated: May-23-15 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.
- For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection Updated: May-20-15 10:25 am
PARIS - Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new technology, new laws and - in at least one case - a searing debate on how much the American government should be allowed to spy on their own citizens.
- Christie call for larger military, more US intervention Updated: May-18-15 3:16 pm
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made the case Monday for a more active U.S. presence overseas, including a larger military and defended the government's intelligence-collection efforts in a speech laying out his foreign policy platform.
- No breakthrough as Kerry meets Russia's Putin Updated: May-12-15 5:06 pm
SOCHI, Russia - The United States and Russia emerged Tuesday from their most extensive, high-level talks in years vowing closer cooperation on Ukraine and Syria but unable to point to any breakthrough or new approach to bridge the major differences separating the two powers.
- Former CIA officer sentenced to 3½ years in Iran leaks case Updated: May-12-15 5:28 am
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - The list of leakers sent to prison for exposing government secrets is one name longer with Monday's 3 ½-year sentence for former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling.
- 5 things to know about the NSA court ruling Updated: May-08-15 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has declared illegal the National Security Agency program that collects data on the landline telephone records of nearly every American. The ruling Thursday, the first of its kind by an appeals court, comes as Congress considers whether to continue, end or overhaul the program before June 1, when the legal provisions authorizing it expire.
- US appeals court: NSA phone record collection is excessive Updated: May-07-15 11:07 am
NEW YORK - The bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it asked Congress to step in and decide how best to balance national security and privacy interests.
- Activists ticketed for putting Snowden bust on NYC monument Updated: May-06-15 8:53 pm
NEW YORK - Two activists who put a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War memorial were ticketed and got their confiscated sculpture back Wednesday, saying they felt the episode had sparked conversation about freedom.
- May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked Updated: May-01-15 1:21 pm
HAVANA - Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day.