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New evidence of NSA's reach emerges

WASHINGTON - Despite U.S. intelligence officials' repeated denials that the National Security Agency is collecting the content of domestic emails and phone calls, evidence is mounting that the agency's vast surveillance network can and may already be preserving billions of those communicatio…

July 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Boston bomb suspect says US wars fed the brothers' radicalism

Boston bomb suspect says US wars fed the brothers' radicalism

WASHINGTON - The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect told FBI agents from his hospital bed that he and his brother were driven to the attack by jihadist radicalism sparked by the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in which thousands of Muslims have died, a federal law enforcement offici…

April 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Russian tip about older Tsarnaev focus of inquiry

WASHINGTON - Amid disclosures that Russia tipped the FBI in 2011 that one of the Boston Marathon bombers had become a Muslim radical, Republican leaders of the House Homeland Security Committee plan to hold hearings to examine what the bureau and U.S. intelligence agencies might have done to…

April 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Trouble at the polls: Voters endure delays, lines, misinformation

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A big turnout, voting-machine breakdowns and misinformation about voter eligibility requirements snarled balloting at many of the nation's polling places Tuesday, forcing voters to wait as long as five hours to cast their ballots.

November 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Email ballots accepted despite security concerns

WASHINGTON - Counties in 31 states are accepting tens of thousands of electronic absentee ballots from U.S. soldiers and overseas civilians, despite years of warnings from experts that Internet voting is easy prey for hackers.

November 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
At $200M spent so far, 'Romney Inc.' proves true money machine

At $200M spent so far, 'Romney Inc.' proves true money machine

WASHINGTON - Since first setting eyes on the White House, Mitt Romney and his backers have spent more than $200 million - including $44.6 million of his fortune - on a seven-year quest for the Republican presidential nomination.

March 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Justice Dept. contradicts FBI in '01 fatal anthrax mailings

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has called into question a key pillar of the FBI's case against Bruce Ivins, the Army scientist accused of mailing the anthrax-laced letters that killed five people and terrorized Congress a decade ago.

July 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

US to put five 9/11 suspects on trial

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder, rejecting concerns about security risks, announced Friday that confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged underlings will face a federal court trial in New York just blocks from the scene of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. …

November 14, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

FBI looking into ACORN fraud reports

WASHINGTON — A day after Sen. John McCain charged that the liberal-leaning voter-registration group ACORN "may be perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history," it was disclosed Thursday that the FBI is investigating whether the group coordinated the filing of phony applications.

October 17, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Senator indicted in corruption inquiry

Senator indicted in corruption inquiry

WASHINGTON — Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, at 84 the longest-serving Republican in the Senate and one of its most powerful members, was indicted Tuesday on seven felony counts alleging that he lied to conceal his acceptance of $250,000 in gifts and services from a now-defunct Alaska oil services …

July 30, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Alaska Rep. Don Young in hot water as FBI sniffs out lucrative donor ties

Alaska Rep. Don Young in hot water as FBI sniffs out lucrative donor ties

WASHINGTON — As chairman of the House transportation committee, Alaska Congressman Don Young flew at least three times to upstate New York aboard a sleek jet owned by Robert Congel, an ambitious shopping mall developer seeking federal highway dollars.

November 11, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Securing the homeland

Securing the homeland

PROTECTING THE SKIES

September 10, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

3rd day of graphic evidence in terror trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Army Lt. Col. John Thurman said that when he was blown back from his desk, he first thought terrorists had planted bombs in the Pentagon — not smashed it with a Boeing 757 jetliner.

April 12, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

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