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Stories with subject: Intelligence agencies
  • Germany wants quick clarification of new NSA spy allegations 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 8:32 am

    BERLIN - Germany's foreign minister said Friday that new allegations of U.S. eavesdropping on senior German government officials' telephones need to be clarified "as quickly as possible" and that he hoped Washington would be forthcoming with information.

  • Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.

  • 2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing.

  • CIA failing to recruit and promote minorities, study finds story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 2:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - The CIA is failing to hire and promote enough minorities despite years of vowing to do so, Director John Brennan said Tuesday, announcing a new effort to tackle the problem of a largely white workforce whose lack of diversity he says is undercutting the spy agency's intelligence mission.

  • New Jersey man charged with plotting to support militants 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:32 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - FBI agents on Monday arrested another New Jersey man and charged him with plotting to support the Islamic State group.

  • WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:39 pm

    PARIS - WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage.

  • No charges after fatal shooting at NSA 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 7:47 am

    FORT MEADE, Maryland - Federal and local authorities say no charges will be filed after an investigation of a fatal shooting by National Security Agency police at Fort Meade in Maryland.

  • Nixon signs bill to keep intelligence agency in Missouri 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 7:25 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a bill aimed at keeping a federal intelligence agency in the St. Louis area.

  • Church shootings a reminder of homegrown extremists story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-22-15 2:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - Confronting extremists, law enforcement in the U.S. has been focusing on aspiring jihadists who align with the Islamic State, overshadowing longstanding concerns about avowed racists, neo-Nazis and anti-government militias.

  • Lawsuit seeks to memorialize a less heroic side of 9/11 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 2:46 pm

    NEW YORK - It has been nearly 14 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, but a lawsuit on behalf of Muslims rounded up in the aftermath has barely moved forward as lawyers try to show how frightening it was for hundreds of men with no ties to terrorism to be treated like terrorists, locked up and abused for months at a time.

  • Northeast Ohio man accused of supporting Islamic State 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 7:25 pm

    CLEVELAND - A northeast Ohio man was arrested Friday on a criminal complaint alleging he attempted to provide support to the Islamic State terrorist group while living in the Cleveland area.

  • FBI: 3 men plotted for months before cartoon contest attack 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 5:37 am

    PHOENIX - Three friends from a Phoenix mosque were lighting off fireworks during a New Year's Eve celebration when authorities say they struck up a conversation about wanting to make pipe bombs.

  • US wonders: Why stolen data on federal workers not for sale? 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 5:31 am

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is increasingly confident that China's government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the extraordinary theft of personal information about as many as 14 million current and former federal employees and others, The Associated Press has learned. One sign: None of the data has been credibly offered for sale on underground markets popular among professional identity thieves.

  • FBI: Surveillance flights by the book, rarely track phones story has photos
    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.

  • FBI: Man tied to Texas shooting wanted to attack Super Bowl story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 11:04 am

    PHOENIX - Calling him "off-the-charts dangerous," authorities said a Phoenix man helped orchestrate a shooting at an anti-Islam event in Texas and had aspirations to join the Islamic State terrorist organization and attack the Super Bowl.

  • The Latest: Man shot near base said he found 'spy devices' story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-15 4:40 pm

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  • 4 Muslims seek damages for time on government no-fly list 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 7:40 pm

    NEW YORK - Four Muslim men who have accused FBI agents of putting them on a no-fly list because they refused to become informants want to pursue damages against the agents even though the travel ban has been lifted, the men's lawyers told a federal judge Friday.

  • Boston shooting raises questions about anti-extremism plans story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-12-15 4:15 pm

    BOSTON - The man who was killed by Boston officers after he threatened them with a knife appears to represent the kind of homegrown extremist a federal pilot program seeks to counter. But his case also raises some doubts about whether the preventive measures can even work.

  • Judge: Man accused of trying to go to Syria to remain held 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 6:02 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Minnesota man accused of making two separate attempts to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group should remain in custody, saying the 21-year-old was a flight risk and no conditions of release could guarantee the public's safety.

  • Retired CIA operative becomes breakout spy novelist 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 2:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - Jason Matthews spent 33 years as a CIA operations officer before retiring to write spy novels. With his second novel, Palace of Treason, out this week, he sat down with The Associated Press to discuss espionage, real and imagined. This exchange has been edited and condensed.

  • Boosters' effort looks to lessen St. Louis regional divide 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 2:22 pm

    ST. LOUIS - For many Missouri residents, crossing the Mississippi River into neighboring Illinois marks a mental hurdle as much as a physical divide.

  • Maximum prison sentences for 2 brothers in terror plot 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 11:11 am

    MIAMI - A federal judge imposed the maximum possible prison sentences Thursday on two Pakistani-born brothers who admitted trying to pull off a terrorist bomb attack against New York City landmarks and later assaulted two deputy U.S. marshals while in custody.

  • Retired CIA operative becomes breakout spy novelist story has photos
    Updated: Jun-11-15 8:10 am

    WASHINGTON - When Jason Matthews retired after more than three decades as a CIA operative, writing fiction proved a form of therapy.

  • Man admits plotting suicide bomb attack at Kansas airport story has photos
    Updated: Jun-08-15 5:03 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - A former avionics technician who authorities said wanted to cause "maximum carnage" during the holiday season admitted Monday to plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Wichita airport.

  • National Smokejumper Association holds gathering in Missoula 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 1:04 pm

    MISSOULA, Montana - There's a painting hanging in the Central Intelligence Agency's Langley, Virginia, headquarters called "Khampa Airlift to Tibet."