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Nation Jul 31CIA director apologizes for Senate computer searches
WASHINGTON — CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.
World Jul 26Unanswered questions about MH17 crash show limits of US intel
A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence-gathering even when it is intensely focused.
Politics Jul 22U.S.: No evidence of Russian government in plane downing
Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Nation Jul 03U.S. tightens security at overseas airports with direct flights into the country
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
Politics Jul 02Some NSA surveillance tactics considered OK by bipartisan panel
A bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has unanimously adopted a report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs. The programs provoked worldwide controversy when they were revealed last year by news organizations after leaks…
Nation Jun 10CIA cracks down on employee harassment; internal postings call actions insufficient
WASHINGTON — Fifteen CIA employees were found to have committed sexual, racial or other types of harassment last year, including a supervisor who was removed from the job after engaging in "bullying, hostile behavior," and an operative who was sent…
Politics May 29Read the only email of Snowden raising concerns the NSA has found
Edward Snowden says he repeatedly raised constitutional concerns about National Security Agency surveillance internally, but an NSA search turned up a single email in which Snowden gently asks for "clarification" on a technical legal question about training materials, agency officials…
World May 29CIA drone strike program targeting Pakistan winds down
WASHINGTON — Just after midnight last Christmas, Pakistani officials say, two Hellfire missiles from a U.S. drone slammed into a house in Miramshah, Pakistan, killing four militants. It was an otherwise unremarkable episode in the sixth year of a relentless…
Nation May 26White House mistakenly outs top CIA spy in Afghanistan
The officer's name — identified as "chief of station" in Kabul — was included by U.S. embassy staff on a list of 15 senior American officials who met with President Obama during the Saturday visit. The list was sent to…
Politics May 22House passes restraint on NSA surveillance
The House on Thursday passed legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records, the first legislative response to the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.