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Stories with subject: National security
  • Indiana residents encouraged to join earthquake drill 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 4:06 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Indiana residents to take part in an earthquake drill that will include 13 other states.

  • Syrian militant group recasts itself as moderate option 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 2:11 am

    BEIRUT - The militants brought the two men into a square in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, then announced their punishment for failing to attend Friday prayers: 25 lashes delivered by a hose-wielding militant that left their backs covered in welts and dark bruises.

  • Did US strike on Afghan clinic exceed combat authority? story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-07-15 9:49 am

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan, which U.S. officials have called a "mistake," may have exceeded the rules American forces have operated under since their combat mission ended nearly a year ago, officials say.

  • 4 arrested in connection with Sydney police worker's killing story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 5:23 am

    SYDNEY - Police arrested four people Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a civilian police worker in a Sydney suburb that officials have said they believe was linked to terrorism.

  • US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 8:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by The Associated Press as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called Obama's deportation policies too harsh.

  • 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.

  • UK's top counter-terror police official blames social media 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 10:55 am

    LONDON - Britain's senior counter-terrorism police official has warned that some social media companies undercut efforts to thwart plots by tipping off suspects about police inquiries.

  • Homeland Security seizes Stockton mayor's electronics at SFO 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:38 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A mayor of a Northern California city said Homeland Security agents briefly detained him and seized his laptop and cellphone earlier this week at San Francisco International Airport.

  • Bush with S. Carolina prosecutor for constitutional chat 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 6:13 am

    GREENVILLE, South Carolina - Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is returning to South Carolina for a constitutional conversation.

  • Charge: Minnesota man sexually abused boys in Africa 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 9:15 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A teacher from Minnesota is charged with having sex with young boys while teaching in Africa.

  • The Latest: Russia could strike beyond Syria, exec suggests story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm

    MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:

  • NYC to join anti-terrorist program over activists' concerns 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 10:35 am

    NEW YORK - New York City is joining a Justice Department program aimed at halting terrorist recruitment programs in U.S. cities.

  • '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.

  • Raid of by Homeland Security stirs anger 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 12:11 pm

    NEW YORK - Starting with the name, there was never anything discreet about the website

  • As UN peacekeeping veers toward counterterror, US steps in 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 10:38 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Along a quiet cease-fire line in Cyprus, U.N. peacekeepers handle an increasingly old-fashioned job: actually keeping the peace. The last deadly incident was in 1996. Today's challenges include keeping poachers and rogue farmers out of no man's land. "Most of the time we don't wear weapons," said the force commander, Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund.

  • 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.

  • Millions more government fingerprints deemed stolen 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 2:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - The number of people applying for or receiving security clearances whose fingerprint images were stolen in one of the worst government data breaches is now believed to be 5.6 million, not 1.1 million as first thought, the Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday.

  • Texas man says wife was arrested in China on spying charges story has video
    Updated: Sep-22-15 3:12 pm

    DALLAS - Chinese authorities have held a Texas businesswoman in custody for six months on allegations that she's a spy who stole state secrets, the woman's husband said Tuesday.

  • Filipino troops stage raids on foreign and local militants 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 12:52 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Hundreds of Philippine troops launched an offensive Tuesday to capture at least six foreign Islamic militants and their Abu Sayyaf rebel allies in their latest attempt to crush al-Qaida-linked extremists, a military commander said.

  • Saudi Arabia says 100,000 troops to secure this year's hajj story has photos
    Updated: Sep-19-15 2:01 pm

    MECCA, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has deployed 100,000 security personnel to oversee the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage that begins on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry spokesman said, underscoring both the massive arrangements needed to secure one of the largest pilgrimages in the world and the multitude of threats the hajj faces.

  • Ukraine takes BBC journalists off its sanctions list story has photos
    Updated: Sep-17-15 8:54 am

    MOSCOW - Ukraine's president has instructed security officials to strike the names of three BBC journalists off the country's sanctions list, a day after he signed the decree, his spokesman said on Thursday.