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Report: DHS employees abusing overtime allowances

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employees from six Homeland Security Department offices have abused an overtime program and cost the government about $8.7 million a year, according an Office of Special Counsel letter and report sent Thursday […]

10/31/2013

The sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Report: NSA broke into Yahoo, Google data centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post is reporting that the National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. The Post cites documents […]

10/30/2013

The sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NSA collecting millions of contact lists

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has been sifting through millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world — including those of Americans — in its effort to […]

10/14/2013

In this  June 5, 2013, file photo Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., after the third day of his court martial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Report: Obama brings chilling effect on journalism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms […]

10/10/2013

A Starbucks drink waits for a customer to pick it up as barista Josh Barrow prepares another, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Starbucks gives free coffee to customers who buy coffee for another

(AP) – Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wants lawmakers to come together to resolve their political gridlock. And he’s giving away free coffee to customers who set an example how to do it. From Wednesday to […]

10/10/2013

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The cause and effect of the debt ceiling

The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation’s history. As you can imagine, all of […]

10/08/2013

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Amazon’s Bezos completes Washington Post purchase

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post now belongs to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The Washington Post Co. said Tuesday that it had completed the sale of the newspaper publishing business to Bezos, who said in […]

10/01/2013

The sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

New NSA revelations stir congressional concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — New revelations from leaker Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency has overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008 are stirring renewed calls on Capitol Hill for serious changes to NSA […]

08/16/2013

Egyptian Army soldiers take their positions on top of their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

10 Things to Know for Today

The Associated Press – Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘DAY OF RAGE’ IN EGYPT The Muslim Brotherhood pushed for nationwide marches to […]

08/16/2013

A digital screen in the lobby of the Washington Post building shows the newspapers website, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Pro-Assad group claims responsibility for hacking Post website

(AP) – A group that supports Syrian President Bashar Assad is claiming responsibility for today’s hacking of the Washington Post website. The Post says that for about 30 minutes this morning, readers of some of […]

08/15/2013

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