- Ohio Homeland Security leader Baron dies after illness Updated: Jul-28-15 4:16 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state Department of Public Safety says Ohio's homeland security chief, Richard Baron, has died after an illness.
- Senator objects to anti-terrorism rules for online sites Updated: Jul-28-15 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and skeptic of broad government surveillance, objected Tuesday to a bill that would have required social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity.
- The Latest: Saudi King voices support for Turkey's actions Updated: Jul-28-15 10:36 am
BRUSSELS - The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):
- NSA will stop looking at old US phone records Updated: Jul-27-15 5:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining - and will ultimately destroy - millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.
- Governor named to committee handling homeland security Updated: Jul-25-15 6:46 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been named vice chair of the National Governors Association Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.
- Tunisia overwhelmingly passes anti-terror law Updated: Jul-25-15 4:08 am
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia's parliament has voted overwhelmingly to pass the country's new anti-terror law despite fears by rights groups that it could be abused.
- Police say terrorist ring uncovered in eastern China Updated: Jul-24-15 3:52 am
BEIJING - Two men were arrested and explosives and other weapons seized in a series of raids in eastern China on Friday in what police described as a terrorist ring.
- UN concerned about Canada's new anti-terror law Updated: Jul-23-15 5:28 pm
TORONTO - A United Nations human rights body raised concerns Thursday about Canada's new anti-terror legislation, saying it could run afoul of international human rights standards.
- Police: Woman rescued after being held captive in closet Updated: Jul-22-15 10:26 pm
RICHMOND, California - Authorities said Wednesday they rescued a human trafficking victim who told police she was kept in a closet and sexually and physically abused almost daily for a year.
- Thai official: Uighurs sent back to China being treated well Updated: Jul-20-15 9:52 am
BANGKOK - The 109 ethnic Uighur refugees whose deportation to China by Thailand this month sparked an international outcry are being been treated well at a rehabilitation center where they've been held since their return, Thailand's national security chief said Monday. He said some were being investigated for their alleged involvement in terrorism.
- ISIS insight? Tillis opts for Cheney, not Pentagon chiefs Updated: Jul-15-15 3:57 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Freshman Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina missed a hearing last week with senior Pentagon leaders on the threat of Islamic State militants and instead privately got insights on the group from former Vice President Dick Cheney.
- ACLU asks appeals court to halt NSA phone record collection Updated: Jul-14-15 7:34 pm
NEW YORK - Civil liberties groups asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to again strike down as unconstitutional a portion of a law used by the government to justify the collection and storage of Americans' phone records.
- UNM, Sandia National Laboratories to promote research Updated: Jul-14-15 10:32 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico have signed a pact to promote research and recruiting.
- Veterans policy chief promoted to homeland security adviser Updated: Jul-10-15 2:14 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed his director of military and veterans policy to serve as the state's point person for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
- US, UAE launch anti-IS online messaging center in Abu Dhabi Updated: Jul-08-15 3:41 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The U.S. and Emirati governments launched a new Mideast digital communications center Wednesday focused on using social media to counter the Islamic State group's propaganda efforts online.
- UN rights chief worried by breadth of China security law Updated: Jul-07-15 9:32 am
BERLIN - The United Nations' human rights chief said Tuesday that he is worried by the wide scope and the vagueness of a new national security law approved last week by China's legislature.
- Egypt anti-terror bill speeds trials, tightens hand on media Updated: Jul-06-15 5:01 pm
CAIRO - After a series of stunning militant attacks, Egypt's government is pushing through a controversial new anti-terrorism draft bill that would set up special terrorism courts, shorten the appeals process, give police greater powers of arrest and imprison journalists who report information on attacks that differs from the official government line.
- Pisa police arrest Moroccan for pro-terror stance on the Web Updated: Jul-06-15 9:32 am
ROME - Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man near Pisa for allegedly using Facebook and other social media to incite Muslims to use terrorism.
- 7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far Updated: Jul-05-15 5:04 am
LONDON - After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing."
- Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism Updated: Jul-02-15 11:01 pm
WASHINGTON - At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.
- South Dakota joining national anti-terrorism campaign Updated: Jul-02-15 2:09 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota is joining a national anti-terrorism effort and officials at the state's Homeland Security Office are encouraging citizens to report suspicious activity.
- New Chinese law reinforces government control of cyberspace Updated: Jul-01-15 6:28 am
BEIJING - China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security.
- 2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page Updated: Jun-30-15 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing.
- UK police stage counter-terror training exercise in London Updated: Jun-30-15 10:23 am
LONDON - Hundreds of British police took part Tuesday in a major counter-terror exercise in London, testing the abilities of emergency services to respond to a Tunisia-style attack by extremists with firearms.
- Presidential candidate Santorum to speak at The Citadel Updated: Jun-30-15 4:08 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is scheduled to be in South Carolina to discuss national security.