- After Charleston shootings, gun curbs dormant in Congress Updated: Jun-20-15 3:14 am
WASHINGTON - This week's slaughter of nine people in a South Carolina church left prospects that Congress will curb guns right where they've been for years - remote for now, according to lawmakers and activists on both sides of the issue.
- FBI: Surveillance flights by the book, rarely track phones Updated: Jun-18-15 3:41 am
WASHINGTON - The FBI assured Congress in an unusual, confidential briefing that its plane surveillance program is a by-the-books operation short on high-definition cameras - with some planes equipped with binoculars - and said only five times in five years has it tracked cellphones from the sky.
- Marshals Service, under scrutiny, losing chief to retirement Updated: Jun-09-15 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States Marshals Service, which has come under criticism in some congressional quarters, is losing its director to retirement, federal officials said Tuesday.
- Surveillance law lets US ratify nuclear terrorism treaties Updated: Jun-07-15 8:54 am
WASHINGTON - Tucked into the surveillance bill that became law was a little-noticed section that will let the United States complete ratification of two long-stalled treaties aimed at stopping a frightening scenario: terrorists wielding radioactive bombs.