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Stories with subject: Intelligence agencies
  • Officials: CIA-backed Syrian rebels under Russian blitz story has photos
    Updated: Oct-10-15 11:14 am

    WASHINGTON - CIA-backed rebels in Syria, who had begun to put serious pressure on President Bashar Assad's forces, are now under Russian bombardment with little prospect of rescue by their American patrons, U.S. officials say.

  • St. Louis' mayor makes latest pitch for spy agency campus 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:44 am

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis' mayor is making his latest push to lure a federal spy agency's new 3,100-employee regional headquarters, insisting that losing the agency "would be a devastating blow to our city's economy."

  • AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear black market seeks IS extremists story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-07-15 5:46 pm

    CHISINAU, Moldova - In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium - enough to contaminate several city blocks - and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.

  • European data sharing pact with US ruled invalid story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 2:29 pm

    LUXEMBOURG - Facebook and thousands of other companies could find it vastly more complicated to do business in Europe after a court ruled that personal data sent to U.S. servers is potentially unsafe from government spying.

  • Snowden: I'd go to prison to return to US 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 4:04 pm

    LONDON - Edward Snowden says he has offered to return to the United States and go to jail for leaking details of National Security Agency programs to intercept electronic communications data on a vast scale.

  • Scottrade says hack may have affected 4.6M customers 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 6:59 pm

    NEW YORK - Online stock brokerage company Scottrade said that the names and addresses of about 4.6 million of its customers may have been stolen by hackers.

  • 'Can you hear me now?' Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 5:57 pm

    NEW YORK - Edward Snowden, who has confounded U.S. officials since his abrupt departure from the country two years ago, has just found a new megaphone in Twitter.

  • Rare US success in Syria, Iraq: Finding senior militants story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 12:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - A dedicated manhunt by the CIA, the National Security Agency and the military's Joint Special Operations Command has been methodically finding and killing senior militants in Syria and Iraq, in one of the few clear success stories of the U.S. military campaign in those countries.

  • Obama, China's Xi agree to curb economic cyberspying story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-25-15 4:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - Skeptical of Chinese assurances on cyberspying, President Barack Obama on Friday laid out a fresh threat of sanctions for economic espionage emanating from China, even as he and President Xi Jinping pledged their countries would not conduct or support such hacking.

  • Snowden on video at NYC forum to promote privacy treaty 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 5:08 pm

    NEW YORK - Domestic digital spying on ordinary citizens is an international threat that will only be slowed with measures like a proposed international treaty declaring privacy a basic human right, Edward Snowden said Thursday in a video appearance at a Manhattan forum.

  • NSA Director: Private server open to spying 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 4:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers says a foreign official who used a private email server to communicate would present a spying opportunity for the U.S.

  • FBI officials in Conway for seminar about church violence 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 4:02 am

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

  • FBI helping Tucson police investigate utility vandalism 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 12:16 pm

    TUCSON, Arizona - Police and federal agents are investigating 34 acts of vandalism in Tucson that go back to 2013. The crimes target utility and construction property, including power and gas lines.

  • Intel officials say upbeat reports on IS didn't change views 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 4:09 am

    WASHINGTON - Whether or not the U.S. Central Command was sugarcoating intelligence to create the appearance of progress in the fight against Islamic State militants, the command's upbeat reports didn't manage to convince the rest of the intelligence community, current and former officials say.

  • CIA declassifies trove of Cold War-era intelligence memos 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 6:54 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - As the U.S. and Russia reached the brink of nuclear war in 1962, President John F. Kennedy received top-secret intelligence from the CIA that a new warhead launcher was spotted in Cuba.

  • Judge orders psych tests for man accused in 9/11 bomb plot 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 5:11 pm

    JACKSONSVILLE, Florida - A judge on Tuesday ordered a mental evaluation for a young Florida man accused by the FBI of sending bomb-making plans to an informant for an attack at a 9/11 anniversary event in Missouri.

  • AP sources: CIA asking whether it missed imagery of hostage 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 5:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The CIA's inspector general is examining whether an agency drone picked up an image of an American hostage in Pakistan months before he was accidentially killed by a CIA drone strike - and whether the agency therefore missed a chance to save him, U.S. officials briefed on the matter say.

  • Intelligence chief: Little penalty for cyberattacks 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 12:02 pm

    WASHINGTON - Cyberattacks against American interests are likely to continue and grow more damaging, in part because hackers face a low risk of consequences, the director of national intelligence told Congress Thursday.