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Stories with person: Richard Burr
  • Senate blocks access to online data without warrant 
    Updated: Jun-22-16 2:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate on Wednesday blocked an expansion of the government's power to investigate suspected terrorists, a victory for civil libertarians and privacy advocates emboldened after a National Security Agency contractor's revelations forced changes in how the communications of Americans are monitored.

  • CIA director: US hasn't been able to curb IS global reach story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-16 5:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. battle against the Islamic State has not yet curbed the group's global reach and as pressure mounts on the extremists in Iraq and Syria, they are expected to plot more attacks on the West and incite violence by lone wolves, CIA Director John Brennan told Congress on Thursday.

  • Mikulski to co-chair hearing on child care 
    Updated: Jun-15-16 4:26 am

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Barbara Mikulski is co-chairing a bipartisan hearing on access to child care.

  • Senators: bill will give states, cities tools to fight Zika 
    Updated: Jun-11-16 8:35 am

    PORTLAND, Maine - A group of senators, including Maine's Angus King, has introduced a bill they say will give states and municipalities tools to fight the Zika virus.