- The Latest: Canada asks for release of Al-Jazeera defendant Updated: Aug-29-15 7:47 am
CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):
- Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal Updated: Aug-28-15 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.
- US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip Updated: Aug-28-15 8:53 am
BEIJING - The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.
- Vietnam grants amnesty to more than 18,000 prisoners Updated: Aug-28-15 2:17 am
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam has granted amnesty to more than 18,000 prisoners to mark the 70th anniversary of independence from France, but authorities said Friday they do not include anyone convicted of national security crimes.
- Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism Updated: Aug-26-15 10:31 am
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East.
- Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice headed for China Updated: Aug-25-15 8:03 am
WASHINGTON - National Security Adviser Susan Rice is headed for China to help lay the groundwork for President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington next month.
- 14 arrested in anti-jihadi raids in Morocco, Spain Updated: Aug-25-15 7:58 am
RABAT, Morocco - At least 14 suspected members of a cell that recruited jihadi fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria were arrested Tuesday in a joint operation in Morocco and Spain, authorities said.
- French president: We must prepare for new attacks Updated: Aug-25-15 6:34 am
PARIS - French President Francois Hollande says his country should be prepared for more attacks such as the thwarted assault on a high-speed train last week.
- Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides Updated: Aug-24-15 4:53 pm
TORONTO - The hacking of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday.
- Tunisia's young democracy stumbles under terror threat Updated: Aug-24-15 8:22 am
TUNIS, Tunisia - The seven men spent a week in a Tunisian prison on terrorism charges, suffering what they claim was torture under custody, before a judge released them for lack of evidence. But as they stepped out of the courthouse in early August, plainclothes policemen swooped in and spirited them away.
- India, Pakistan blame each other for cancellation of talks Updated: Aug-23-15 8:38 am
NEW DELHI - India and Pakistan blamed each other for the cancellation of talks between their national security advisers that were scheduled for this week, with the rivals squabbling over the agenda.
- The Latest: French official confirms ID of train attacker Updated: Aug-22-15 3:09 pm
The latest on the gunman who was subdued by passengers after opening fire at a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris (all times local Paris time):
- Judge orders immigrant families released from detention Updated: Aug-22-15 2:35 am
SAN ANTONIO - A federal judge in California has ordered the government to release immigrant children from family detention centers "without unnecessary delay," and with their mothers when possible, according to court papers.
- Federal workers with sensitive jobs used cheating website Updated: Aug-21-15 11:27 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. government employees with sensitive jobs in national security or law enforcement were among hundreds of federal workers found to be using government networks to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The Associated Press has learned.
- Senator Burr worried about anti-terror strategy, technology Updated: Aug-20-15 7:48 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr said Thursday the war on terrorism won't be successful unless the United States' strategy changes from simply containing terrorist groups overseas to a more aggressive policy that also brings Middle East allies into the fight.
- 5 suspected jihadis attempt twice to leave Sydney for Syria Updated: Aug-20-15 5:01 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Five young men have become the largest single group of suspected jihadis to attempt to leave Australia for Syria and Iraq. But they were stopped twice on consecutive days last week by counterterrorism officials at Sydney International Airport, a minister said Friday.
- Ex- Salt Lake City mayor sues NSA over Olympics surveillance Updated: Aug-19-15 4:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A former mayor of Salt Lake City has sued the National Security Agency over what he calls a mass warrantless surveillance program monitoring texts, emails and phone calls during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
- UN to contact AT&T about report US wiretapped Internet at UN Updated: Aug-17-15 7:16 pm
- Obama golfs, reads and enjoys private beach on vacation Updated: Aug-17-15 4:00 pm
CHILMARK, Massachusetts - Lots of golf, a family outing on a private beach and a stack of books. President Barack Obama's two-week vacation on Martha's Vineyard is shaping up as a pretty low-key retreat.
- Report: Documents reveal details behind AT&T-NSA partnership Updated: Aug-15-15 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Under a decades-old program with the government, telecom giant AT&T in 2003 led the way on a new collection capability that the National Security Agency said amounted to a "'live' presence on the global net" and would forward 400 billion Internet metadata records in one of its first months of operation, The New York Times reported.
- Los Alamos lab contractor fined for security lapses Updated: Aug-15-15 3:20 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The private consortium that manages the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been fined by the federal government for losing track of secret weapons data and nuclear material.
- UK counterterror police arrest 3 teenage girls, other family Updated: Aug-12-15 6:28 am
LONDON - British police say they have arrested five members of the same family, including three teenage girls, as part of a counterterrorism investigation.
- Homeland Security boss excused from immigration suit hearing Updated: Aug-11-15 7:13 pm
HOUSTON - Top immigration enforcement officials won't have to attend a federal court hearing in Texas over problems that led to work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after the judge had put the plan on hold.
- Graham to announce members of SC national security team Updated: Aug-11-15 4:06 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to release the names of the people who have agreed to be on his South Carolina National Security Coalition during his 2016 Republican presidential run.
- FBI, DHS seal off, clear marsh near SW Louisiana bridge Updated: Aug-10-15 3:59 pm
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - FBI and federal Department of Homeland Security agents are searching marsh near the Interstate 10 bridge in Lake Charles, but officials say only that it's a crime scene.