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Stories with subject: Intelligence agencies
  • Durbin to meet with NGA director on St. Louis headquarters 
    Updated: May-04-16 6:02 pm

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he plans to meet with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's director to discuss errors in the report that led to the preliminary decision to build the spy agency's new regional headquarters in St. Louis.

  • Suit seeks records tied to Ike's anti-gay order story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 9:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - A gay rights group sued the Justice Department on Wednesday for failing to produce hundreds of pages of documents related to a 1953 order signed by President Dwight Eisenhower that empowered federal agencies to investigate and fire employees thought to be gay.

  • Intelligence director rejects spy agency relocation reversal 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 6:50 am

    ST. LOUIS - The director of national intelligence says he doesn't plan to overturn a subordinate's preliminary decision to build a federal spy agency's new regional headquarters in St. Louis rather than relocate to Illinois.

  • Judge won't dismiss lawsuit on harsh CIA interrogation 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 5:35 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - A federal judge on Friday said he won't dismiss a lawsuit against two Washington state psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques in the war on terror. The decision means a continuation of the closely watched case that will likely include secret information.

  • Head of the CIA arrives in Bosnia for anti-terrorism talks 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 7:31 am

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Bosnia government officials said Friday that U.S. intelligence director John Brennan had arrived in Sarajevo on an unannounced visit to meet anti-terrorism officials.

  • Dutch intelligence agency warns of violent extremists threat 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 9:04 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch intelligence agency has warned that the Netherlands faces a complex threat from violent extremists returning from Syria, those prevented from travelling to fight overseas, and people radicalized by Jihadi propaganda who may want to carry out attacks at home.

  • Cables tie Pakistan to 2009 hit on CIA; official says not so story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-16 2:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - Recently declassified U.S. government cables suggest Pakistan's intelligence service paid a U.S.-designated terrorist organization $200,000 to carry out one of the deadliest attacks against the CIA in the spy agency's history.

  • Obama claims progress on Islamic State amid worrying signs story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 6:56 pm

    LANGLEY, Virginia - President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State group, even as political turmoil in Iraq and renewed violence in Syria threatened to jeopardize hard-fought gains.

  • Intelligence agencies consider striking 'confidential' label 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 1:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - Intelligence agencies are considering eliminating the government's lowest category of classified information - a step a top official has said could simplify the system used to guard intelligence and could prevent unnecessary secrecy.

  • Obama's comments on Clinton email raises concerns of bias 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 7:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he believes his former secretary of state did not intentionally endanger national security in her handling of classified information. But he also says he's not trying to influence his administration's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

  • Daniel Radcliffe to star onstage in 'Privacy' in New York 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 12:32 pm

    NEW YORK - Daniel Radcliffe will return to a New York stage in James Graham's play "Privacy," inspired by the revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

  • Illinois cites errors in US spy agency relocation report 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 7:42 pm

    BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A federal study recommending that a U.S. spy agency remain in St. Louis rather than move to Illinois contains geographical errors that officials in the losing state hope will bolster their efforts to win the $1.6 billion project.

  • CIA director says he would not obey a waterboarding order 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 8:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - The director of the CIA says his spy agency will not engage in waterboarding or other so-called enhanced interrogation techniques even if ordered to by a future president.

  • Public comment period extended on NGA headquarters 
    Updated: Apr-09-16 10:00 pm

    BELLEVILLE, Illinois - The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is granting more time for public comment on a preliminary decision to build a $1.6 billion headquarters in Missouri instead of Illinois.

  • St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay won't seek re-election in 2017 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 4:25 pm

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, the longest-serving mayor in the city's history, announced unexpectedly Friday that he will not seek re-election when his fourth term ends next year.

  • Senate bill draft would prohibit unbreakable encryption 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 3:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - A draft version of a Senate bill would effectively prohibit unbreakable encryption and require companies to help the government access data on a computer or mobile device with a warrant.

  • Class-action suit challenges US government's watch list story has photos
    Updated: Apr-05-16 4:31 pm

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - For Yaseen Kadura, a U.S. citizen of Libyan descent, placement on the no-fly list caused problems far beyond the airport.

  • Excerpts from recent editorials in Illinois newspapers 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 11:23 am

    April 3, 2016