By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration faced fresh anger Monday at home and abroad over U.S. spy programs that track phone and Internet messages around the world in the hope of thwarting terrorist threats. But a senior intelligence official said there
LONDON (AP) - A British lawmaker says he will temporarily step down as chairman of a parliamentary committee after undercover reporters appeared to show him claiming he could use his role to help a company.
Tim Yeo, a lawmaker with the governing Conservative Party, was secretly filmed by Sunday
By MATT APUZZOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - When the federal government went looking for phone numbers tied to terrorists, it grabbed the records of just about everyone in America.
Why every phone number?
"Well, you have to start someplace," Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told
By DAVID DISHNEAU and JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial for giving hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents to WikiLeaks entered its second week Monday in a fresh spotlight cast by a brand-new leak by another low-level
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and Congress need to rethink the broad authority for the use of military force in the war on terror, a law written when many U.S. troops now on the battlefield were on playgrounds, a House Democrat who wants the law repealed
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Twitter, meet (at)HillaryClinton.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Twitter on Monday, describing herself with a dash of humor as a "pantsuit aficionado" and a "hair icon."
The former New York senator and first lady sent out her
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - At least a dozen children or other relatives of Energy Department officials have received summer jobs at the department in apparent violation of federal nepotism rules, an agency watchdog said Monday.
Inspector General Gregory Friedman said in a
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts while making small cuts to food stamps.
The bill passed on a bipartisan 66-27 vote. The legislation
By ROBERT H. REIDAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's chancellor will raise the issue of the U.S. National Security Agency's eavesdropping on European communications when she meets President Barack Obama here next week - the latest sign of the international backlash over America's
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration began discussing Monday whether the Assad regime's rapid military advance across the heart of Syria necessitates a drastic U.S. response, with officials saying a decision on arming beleaguered rebels could happen