- Indonesian police kill 2 suspected terrorists in shootout Updated: May-25-15 7:22 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's anti-terrorism squad killed two suspects and arrested seven others in raids on a jihadist organization with possible links to the Islamic State group, police said Monday.
- Australia appoints 2 new counterterrorism coordinators Updated: May-25-15 1:39 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia on Monday moved to increase cooperation between its security agencies against the threat of Islamic State group militants by appointing two new counterterrorism coordinators.
- NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program Updated: May-23-15 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.
- Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Updated: May-23-15 4:33 am
WASHINGTON - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
- Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol Updated: May-22-15 10:29 am
WASHINGTON - Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats.
- Watchdog report examines FBI's use of Patriot Act authority Updated: May-21-15 10:10 pm
WASHINGTON - The FBI has broadened the scope of records it seeks under a section of the Patriot Act that permits agents to gather wide-ranging materials during national security investigations, and also took too long to create procedures for the handling of certain nonpublic information it collects, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday as Congress weighs the future of government surveillance authority.
- German spy chief says mistakes made in cooperation with NSA Updated: May-21-15 6:23 pm
BERLIN - Germany's foreign spy chief said Thursday that his agency made mistakes in its dealings with U.S. counterparts, but warned that probes intended to shed light on possible wrongdoing could threaten intelligence cooperation with allies.
- 2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change Updated: May-21-15 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform.
- For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection Updated: May-20-15 10:25 am
PARIS - Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new technology, new laws and - in at least one case - a searing debate on how much the American government should be allowed to spy on their own citizens.
- Official: Canada police nab 10 youths for trying to join IS Updated: May-20-15 1:34 am
TORONTO - Canadian police arrested 10 youths at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport last weekend who are suspected of wanting to go to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State group, a government official said Tuesday.
- Rand Paul vows to filibuster to block Patriot Act Updated: May-18-15 6:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul vowed on Monday to do "everything possible" to block renewal of the terrorism-era Patriot Act, but the Republican presidential hopeful conceded it may not be enough.
- France, Niger forces kill 3 fighters, detain 3 others Updated: May-18-15 5:59 pm
PARIS - The French Defense Ministry says troops from France and Niger killed three armed combattants and detained three others who tried to force their way through a checkpoint near the Libyan border.
- Christie call for larger military, more US intervention Updated: May-18-15 3:16 pm
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made the case Monday for a more active U.S. presence overseas, including a larger military and defended the government's intelligence-collection efforts in a speech laying out his foreign policy platform.
- Romania president raises alarm over illegal logging Updated: May-18-15 12:11 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's president says a new law allowing the logging of small woods could lead to "uncontrolled deforestation" in the country, posing a national security threat.
- McConnell: House phone records bill could make US "go dark" Updated: May-17-15 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says House-passed legislation effectively could cause the country to "go dark" when it comes to collecting Americans' phone records.
- 3 anti-nuclear activists released from federal prison Updated: May-16-15 7:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker were released from prison on Saturday, their lawyer said.
- Ohio cases highlight challenges in domestic terror probes Updated: May-16-15 11:31 am
CINCINNATI - The father of one of the men described him as a stay-at-home "Mommy's boy," while the other young man's attorney said he was "a normal 23-year-old kid."
- Federal agent and Vermont trooper recognized for saving man Updated: May-15-15 4:06 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A Vermont-based investigator for the Department of Homeland Security and a Vermont State Police trooper are being recognized for saving a man from a car explosion.
- House passes bill for Congress to review Iran nuclear deal Updated: May-14-15 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a bill to give lawmakers the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran.
- Ky. Homeland Security Office accepting grant applications Updated: May-14-15 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's Homeland Security Office is accepting applications for grants that can be used to purchase such things as first-responder equipment.
- House Roll Call: Ending bulk collection of US phone records Updated: May-13-15 6:46 pm
The 338-88 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records and replace it with a system to search the data held by telephone companies on a case-by-case basis.
- Top senator: Domestic surveillance needs to be ramped up Updated: May-13-15 11:21 am
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he is shocked at how little information the National Security Agency is collecting through American phone records. He says the American public should be less worried about privacy and should back increased collection as a means of foiling terrorist attacks.
- Regents OK deal with NSA for credits toward DSU degree Updated: May-12-15 10:58 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - National Security Agency employees will soon be able to count their cybersecurity training at the agency toward college credit at Dakota State University under a proposal the state Board of Regents approved at a Tuesday meeting.
- Report: Norway terror suspect arrested at engineering firm Updated: May-11-15 11:44 am
STOCKHOLM - Norwegian authorities say they have arrested a 49-year-old man under an anti-terror law that prohibits providing instructions for carrying out a terrorist attack.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Utah's Lee fundraises off NSA spying Updated: May-08-15 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee is raising money off his opposition to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.