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Stories with subject: National security
  • Little government response to bombing a year later 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:11 am
  • BOSTON - A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.

  • NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:30 pm
  • NEW YORK - The New York Police Department's disbanding of a unit that spied on Muslim neighborhoods could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the intelligence-gathering machinery it set up after 9/11.

  • 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.

  • New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:40 am
  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year.

  • 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."

  • Ex-Homeland Security official accused in W.Va. 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:47 pm
  • MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - A Virginia man who is a former director of a Homeland Security division has been indicted on charges he used his government-issued credit card to obtain more than $100,000 in cash advances at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town.

  • 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.

  • Ohio Homeland Security unveils phone safety app 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:05 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans can now report suspicious activity to the state's Homeland Security agency with a new app that can be downloaded on mobile devices.

  • 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.

  • Mercyhurst U in Erie names program after Tom Ridge 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:16 pm
  • ERIE, Pennsylvania - Mercyhurst University is naming its intelligence studies program after Tom Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. homeland security secretary.

  • Webster school's security system nears completion 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:25 am
  • MINDEN, Louisiana - If there ever will be a violent threat to a Webster Parish school, officials are better prepared to eliminate it.

  • Homeland Security secretary to speak at Morehouse 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:19 am
  • ATLANTA - U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is scheduled to address the graduating class at Morehouse College next month.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Anti-censorship awards go to White House, feds 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:28 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The White House and the federal government have won the dubious honor of a "Jefferson Muzzle" for snooping on the news media and limiting access.

  • 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.

  • Bill Clinton discusses privacy, national security 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:46 pm
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Former President Bill Clinton described Edward Snowden as "sort of an imperfect messenger," who has raised questions about whether the nation can use technology to protect national security without destroying liberty and right to privacy.

  • Bill Clinton discusses privacy, national security 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:34 pm
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Former President Bill Clinton described Edward Snowden as "sort of an imperfect messenger," who has raised questions about whether the nation can use technology to protect national security without destroying liberty and right to privacy.

  • Kenya: 3,000 arrested after terror attacks 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:52 pm
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - At least 3,000 people were arrested in Kenya during four days of security operations across the country following a wave of terror attacks, officials said Tuesday.

  • Homeland Security exercise in Pittsburgh ballpark 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:44 am
  • PITTSBURGH - A homeland security exercise is taking place around Pittsburgh's PNC Park.

  • 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.