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Keith Alexander, US Army General, NSA Director, Central Security Service chief, and US Cyber Command Commander, testifying before US Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. (AP Photo)

NSA chief admits testing US cellphone tracking

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander revealed Wednesday that his spy agency once tested whether it could track Americans’ cellphone locations, in addition to its practice of sweeping broad information about […]

10/02/2013

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., expresses his dismay at Russian Vladimir Putin leader granting asylum to American secrets leaker Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Surveillance critics confront Obama in Oval Office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to salvage a massive surveillance program, President Barack Obama was confronted by congressional critics of the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ telephone records Thursday as snowballing concerns made new limitations […]

08/01/2013

Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division, speaks during a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington, Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

FBI raids rescue 105 kids forced into prostitution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities rescued 105 children who were forced into prostitution and arrested 150 pimps and others in a three-day law enforcement sweep in 76 American cities, the FBI said Monday. The victims, almost […]

07/29/2013

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Senators protest cuts to wildfire prevention funds

DENVER (AP) — A bipartisan group of Western U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to focus more on preventing wildfires rather than taking money from programs that clear potentially hazardous dead trees and […]

06/28/2013

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Mangled facts, secrecy brew confusion about NSA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering what the U.S. government might know about your phone calls and online life? And whether all of this really helps find terrorists? Good luck finding solid answers. Americans trying to wrap […]

06/14/2013

Keith Alexander, US Army General, NSA Director, Central Security Service chief, and US Cyber Command Commander, testifying before US Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. (AP Photo)

NSA director: Programs disrupted dozens of attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the National Security Agency said Wednesday that once-secret surveillance programs disrupted dozens of terrorist attacks, explicitly describing for Congress how the programs worked in collecting Americans’ phone records and […]

06/12/2013

An LA County firefighter. (AP Photo)

Forest Service to hire 500 fewer firefighters

WASHINGTON (AP) — As dry conditions set the stage for another difficult fire season, the Forest Service said Tuesday it will hire 500 fewer firefighters than last year because of automatic spending cuts imposed by […]

06/04/2013

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New tax law packed with breaks for businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tucked into the “fiscal cliff” tax package approved by Congress are billions of dollars in tax breaks that should make the new year a lot happier for businesses of many stripes.

01/03/2013

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