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Stories with subject: Intelligence agencies
  • San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:55 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate.

  • In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:50 am
  • NEW YORK - A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.

  • Appeals court upholds Snowden email firm contempt 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:54 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

  • Militia leader pleads guilty to ID theft 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:43 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft.

  • Could police have averted the Boston bombings? 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:37 pm
  • BOSTON - It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims' throats had been sliced in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies.

  • Pittsburgh FBI office gets new agent-in-charge 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:43 am
  • PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's FBI office has a new boss.

  • Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:44 am
  • NEW YORK - An award that usually is met with cheers and jubilation instead came with a moment of silence, as The Boston Globe won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its "exhaustive and empathetic" coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed.

  • NY lawmaker calls Pulitzer decision 'disgraceful' 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:05 pm
  • MINEOLA, New York - The head of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence calls the decision to award a Pulitzer Prize in the NSA leaking case "disgraceful."

  • Snowden says Pulitzer Prize is a 'vindication' 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:05 pm
  • NEW YORK - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says giving the Pulitzer Prize in public service to those who reported on the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts is "vindication."

  • Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:37 pm
  • GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.

  • NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:28 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's National Security Council said Saturday.

  • Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks, according to leaked findings. The committee said it will ask the Justice Department to investigate how the material was published.

  • 2 reporters who probed NSA surveillance back in US 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:45 pm
  • NEW YORK - Two reporters central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since the story broke and used the occasion to praise their exiled source: Edward Snowden.

  • Report: No missed opportunities in Boston attack 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:16 am
  • WASHINGTON - A review of how the government's intelligence agencies handled information they had before the Boston Marathon bombings last year concluded that it was impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.

  • Mass. ACLU sues for documents about terrorism unit 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:54 pm
  • BOSTON - The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit Thursday against the FBI and the U.S. Attorney in Boston for failing to provide documents about a joint terrorism unit involved in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation including a Florida man allegedly linked to one of the bombers.

  • Ex-NSA exec says spy programs violate Constitution 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:31 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The National Security Agency's sweeping secret surveillance programs are violating Americans' constitutional rights, and a new warehouse in Utah is a symbol of the agency's unbridled power and extraordinary secrecy, a former agency executive said Thursday in Utah.

  • Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter' 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide.

  • Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:58 am
  • WEST POINT, New York - If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.

  • US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:39 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

  • Sharpton opens civil rights annual; Obama expected 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:49 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton opened his annual civil rights conference Wednesday, which President Barack Obama plans to attend, amid revelations about the activist's cooperation with the FBI in a 1980s mob investigation.

  • Head of German NSA inquiry quits over Snowden row 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:43 am
  • BERLIN - The head of a German parliamentary inquiry into surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency has resigned, citing tensions over whether to seek testimony from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

  • Al Sharpton says report of FBI cooperation not new 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:51 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton admitted on Tuesday that he helped the FBI investigate New York Mafia figures in the 1980s, even making secret recordings that appeared to help bring down a mob boss.

  • Court rejects early appeal of surveillance ruling 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, instead allowing the dispute to work its way through the usual lower-court process.

  • 'I-55 Bandit' bank robber gets 5 years in prison 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:10 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A serial bank robber the FBI dubbed the "I-55 Bandit" for some of the 10 holdups he pulled off in five states as a teenager was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison.

  • FBI seeks man in child pornography probe 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:17 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public's help in identifying an unknown man as part of a child pornography investigation.