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Stories with subject: Intelligence agencies
  • new storyLegal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.

  • Man to be sentenced in suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 10:37 am

    WICHITA, Kansas - A Kansas man's odyssey into terrorism culminated when he tried to bring a van filled with inert explosives onto the tarmac at the Wichita airport where he worked, an attack prosecutors say was aimed at causing "maximum carnage" during which Terry L. Loewen would die as a martyr.

  • Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.

  • Ex-Arkansas treasurer gets 2 ½ years in prison story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:13 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison on Friday following her conviction last year on federal bribery and extortion charges.

  • AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.

  • Minnesota FBI: Terror arrests haven't stopped travel plots 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:54 pm

    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minnesota - The high-profile arrests of six Minneapolis-area men charged with plotting to join the Islamic State group haven't stopped others from aspiring to do the same, and some are planning trips "as we speak," the head of the FBI in Minnesota said Wednesday.

  • Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday.

  • FBI officials to hold seminar about church violence 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 11:36 am

    GREENVILLE, South Carolina - Federal Bureau of Investigation officials will talk about violence in churches and other houses of worship during a presentation that follows the shootings at a church in Charleston.

  • NY man convicted in plot to target Muslims with X-ray weapon story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 5:07 pm

    ALBANY, New York - An upstate New York man was convicted Friday of plotting to kill Muslims with a mobile X-ray device by a jury that rejected his lawyer's argument that he was entrapped by the FBI.

  • New leader named for Buffalo FBI office 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 3:05 am

    BUFFALO, New York - An FBI agent with experience investigating Internet and international terrorism has been chosen to lead the agency's Buffalo office.

  • German spy charged with treason for aiding CIA and Russia 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 11:08 am

    BERLIN - A German spy who allegedly acted as a double agent for the United States and Russia has been charged with treason, breach of official secrecy and taking bribes, Germany's federal prosecutors' office said Thursday.

  • Ex-sheriff's captain pleads guilty in corruption case 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 11:20 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A former captain with the nation's largest sheriff's department pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying on the witness stand during a widespread misconduct investigation into abuse within the Los Angeles County jail system.

  • Feds: Man arrested for hoax bomb threat at Statue of Liberty story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 6:37 pm

    NEW YORK - A man who used the name of a 1993 World Trade Center bombing conspirator and threatened to "blow up" the Statue of Liberty in April, forcing the evacuation of Liberty Island, has been arrested, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

  • Federal program gives tribes access to criminal databases story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 5:19 pm

    SEATTLE - Federal officials on Wednesday launched a new program that will allow tribes access to national criminal databases and fix a system that allowed a man to buy a gun that was later used by his son to kill four classmates and himself at a Washington high school.

  • Ex- Salt Lake City mayor sues NSA over Olympics surveillance 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 4:32 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A former mayor of Salt Lake City has sued the National Security Agency over what he calls a mass warrantless surveillance program monitoring texts, emails and phone calls during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

  • Probe of Clinton's server could find more than just emails story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-18-15 6:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - A forensic examination of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her emails. It could answer lingering questions about the security of her system, who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to crack its contents.

  • Probe of Clinton's server could find more than just emails 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 11:36 am

    WASHINGTON - A forensic examination of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her emails. It could answer lingering questions about the security of her system, who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to crack its contents.

  • UN to contact AT&T about report US wiretapped Internet at UN 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 7:16 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations said Monday it plans to contact telecom giant AT&T about a report that it allowed the U.S. National Security Agency to wiretap all Internet communications at U.N. headquarters.

  • Report: Documents reveal details behind AT&T-NSA partnership 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 6:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Under a decades-old program with the government, telecom giant AT&T in 2003 led the way on a new collection capability that the National Security Agency said amounted to a "'live' presence on the global net" and would forward 400 billion Internet metadata records in one of its first months of operation, The New York Times reported.

  • Benghazi case focuses attention on US interrogation strategy story has photos
    Updated: Aug-15-15 5:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - After a suspected militant was captured last year to face charges for the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, he was brought to the U.S. aboard a Navy transport ship on a 13-day trip that his lawyers say could have taken 13 hours by plane.

  • Environmental reviews of possible spy agency sites delayed 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 4:09 am

    BELLEVILLE, Illinois - Environmental reviews of four possible sites for a federal spy agency's new St. Louis-area regional headquarters have been delayed by several months.

  • Jeb Bush leaves door open for use of torture by government story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 6:35 pm

    DAVENPORT, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the U.S. government.

  • Federal court: Anti-Muslim group can't post ads on buses 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 8:19 pm

    SEATTLE - An anti-Muslim group cannot post ads on buses in Washington state showing photos of wanted terrorists and wrongly claiming the FBI offers a $25 million reward for one of their captures, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

  • US officials say they can tell if Iran is cheating on deal 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 3:42 am

    WASHINGTON - Despite a track record of misjudgments about weapons of mass destruction, U.S. intelligence officials say they are confident they can verify Iran's compliance with the recently completed nuclear deal.

  • Man pleads not guilty to backpack bomb plot on Florida beach 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 11:22 am

    MIAMI - A Florida Keys man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges of plotting to set off a backpack bomb on a beach to show solidarity with the Islamic State militant group.