- Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president Updated: Jun-02-15 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hands.
- THE LATEST: GOP presidential candidates gather in Florida Updated: Jun-02-15 9:26 am
ORLANDO, Florida - The latest from an "economic summit" hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, where several of the leading Republican candidates, and expected candidates, for president are speaking Tuesday:
- Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire Updated: May-30-15 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday.
- Obama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot Act Updated: May-29-15 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions.
- Gordon-Levitt has high hopes for impact of 'Snowden' Updated: May-29-15 8:46 am
LOS ANGELES - Joseph Gordon-Levitt has big expectations for the impact of "Snowden."
- FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate Updated: May-27-15 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - As Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in fighting terrorism.
- Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Updated: May-23-15 4:33 am
WASHINGTON - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
- Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol Updated: May-22-15 10:29 am
WASHINGTON - Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats.
- 2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change Updated: May-21-15 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform.
- For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection Updated: May-20-15 10:25 am
PARIS - Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new technology, new laws and - in at least one case - a searing debate on how much the American government should be allowed to spy on their own citizens.
- Christie call for larger military, more US intervention Updated: May-18-15 3:16 pm
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made the case Monday for a more active U.S. presence overseas, including a larger military and defended the government's intelligence-collection efforts in a speech laying out his foreign policy platform.
- McConnell: House phone records bill could make US "go dark" Updated: May-17-15 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says House-passed legislation effectively could cause the country to "go dark" when it comes to collecting Americans' phone records.
- House Roll Call: Ending bulk collection of US phone records Updated: May-13-15 6:46 pm
The 338-88 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records and replace it with a system to search the data held by telephone companies on a case-by-case basis.
- Top senator: Domestic surveillance needs to be ramped up Updated: May-13-15 11:21 am
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he is shocked at how little information the National Security Agency is collecting through American phone records. He says the American public should be less worried about privacy and should back increased collection as a means of foiling terrorist attacks.
- Regents OK deal with NSA for credits toward DSU degree Updated: May-12-15 10:58 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - National Security Agency employees will soon be able to count their cybersecurity training at the agency toward college credit at Dakota State University under a proposal the state Board of Regents approved at a Tuesday meeting.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Utah's Lee fundraises off NSA spying Updated: May-08-15 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee is raising money off his opposition to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.
- 5 things to know about the NSA court ruling Updated: May-08-15 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has declared illegal the National Security Agency program that collects data on the landline telephone records of nearly every American. The ruling Thursday, the first of its kind by an appeals court, comes as Congress considers whether to continue, end or overhaul the program before June 1, when the legal provisions authorizing it expire.
- Germany: no damage to US relations from spy affair Updated: May-08-15 8:29 am
BERLIN - The German government said Friday that it doesn't expect questions about its spy agency's cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency to damage relations with Washington.
- Austria files criminal complaint over alleged NSA snooping Updated: May-05-15 2:10 pm
VIENNA - Austria is asking for a legal investigation of allegations that the German intelligence service helped the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdrop on the country's political leaders.