- Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters arrested Updated: Apr-28-16 11:25 pm
RIVERSIDE, California - Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud scheme involving a pair of Russian sisters.
- Suit seeks records tied to Ike's anti-gay order Updated: Apr-27-16 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON - A gay rights group sued the Justice Department on Wednesday for failing to produce hundreds of pages of documents related to a 1953 order signed by President Dwight Eisenhower that empowered federal agencies to investigate and fire employees thought to be gay.
- Intelligence director rejects spy agency relocation reversal Updated: Apr-26-16 6:50 am
ST. LOUIS - The director of national intelligence says he doesn't plan to overturn a subordinate's preliminary decision to build a federal spy agency's new regional headquarters in St. Louis rather than relocate to Illinois.
- White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry Updated: Apr-24-16 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.
- Judge won't dismiss lawsuit on harsh CIA interrogation Updated: Apr-22-16 5:35 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A federal judge on Friday said he won't dismiss a lawsuit against two Washington state psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques in the war on terror. The decision means a continuation of the closely watched case that will likely include secret information.
- Head of the CIA arrives in Bosnia for anti-terrorism talks Updated: Apr-22-16 7:31 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Bosnia government officials said Friday that U.S. intelligence director John Brennan had arrived in Sarajevo on an unannounced visit to meet anti-terrorism officials.
- Dutch intelligence agency warns of violent extremists threat Updated: Apr-21-16 9:04 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch intelligence agency has warned that the Netherlands faces a complex threat from violent extremists returning from Syria, those prevented from travelling to fight overseas, and people radicalized by Jihadi propaganda who may want to carry out attacks at home.
- Cables tie Pakistan to 2009 hit on CIA; official says not so Updated: Apr-14-16 2:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Recently declassified U.S. government cables suggest Pakistan's intelligence service paid a U.S.-designated terrorist organization $200,000 to carry out one of the deadliest attacks against the CIA in the spy agency's history.
- Obama claims progress on Islamic State amid worrying signs Updated: Apr-13-16 6:56 pm
LANGLEY, Virginia - President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State group, even as political turmoil in Iraq and renewed violence in Syria threatened to jeopardize hard-fought gains.
- Intelligence agencies consider striking 'confidential' label Updated: Apr-13-16 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Intelligence agencies are considering eliminating the government's lowest category of classified information - a step a top official has said could simplify the system used to guard intelligence and could prevent unnecessary secrecy.
- Obama's comments on Clinton email raises concerns of bias Updated: Apr-12-16 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he believes his former secretary of state did not intentionally endanger national security in her handling of classified information. But he also says he's not trying to influence his administration's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.
- Daniel Radcliffe to star onstage in 'Privacy' in New York Updated: Apr-12-16 12:32 pm
NEW YORK - Daniel Radcliffe will return to a New York stage in James Graham's play "Privacy," inspired by the revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
- Illinois cites errors in US spy agency relocation report Updated: Apr-11-16 7:42 pm
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A federal study recommending that a U.S. spy agency remain in St. Louis rather than move to Illinois contains geographical errors that officials in the losing state hope will bolster their efforts to win the $1.6 billion project.
- CIA director says he would not obey a waterboarding order Updated: Apr-10-16 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The director of the CIA says his spy agency will not engage in waterboarding or other so-called enhanced interrogation techniques even if ordered to by a future president.
- Obama: 'No political influence' in Clinton email probe Updated: Apr-10-16 11:36 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is guaranteeing that evidence, not politics, will dictate the outcome of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails as secretary of state.
- Public comment period extended on NGA headquarters Updated: Apr-09-16 10:00 pm
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is granting more time for public comment on a preliminary decision to build a $1.6 billion headquarters in Missouri instead of Illinois.
- St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay won't seek re-election in 2017 Updated: Apr-08-16 4:25 pm
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, the longest-serving mayor in the city's history, announced unexpectedly Friday that he will not seek re-election when his fourth term ends next year.
- Senate bill draft would prohibit unbreakable encryption Updated: Apr-08-16 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON - A draft version of a Senate bill would effectively prohibit unbreakable encryption and require companies to help the government access data on a computer or mobile device with a warrant.
- Class-action suit challenges US government's watch list Updated: Apr-05-16 4:31 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - For Yaseen Kadura, a U.S. citizen of Libyan descent, placement on the no-fly list caused problems far beyond the airport.
- Sept 11 case at Guantanamo hits yet another snag Updated: Apr-05-16 3:59 pm
MIAMI - An effort to prosecute five men held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the Sept. 11 terrorist attack has hit another snag.
- Excerpts from recent editorials in Illinois newspapers Updated: Apr-05-16 11:23 am
April 3, 2016
- Prosecutors ask to push trial of man accused of killing wife Updated: Apr-01-16 9:46 am
RIVERTON, Wyoming - Prosecutors in the case of a man accused of fatally shooting his wife in front of the couple's children on the Wind River Indian Reservation have asked for a continuance so they can prepare for a possible self-defense claim.
- US spy agency selects St. Louis location over Illinois Updated: Mar-31-16 8:53 pm
ST. LOUIS - A U.S. spy agency seeking a new $1.6 billion home for its western regional headquarters expects to remain in St. Louis rather than move to the city's Illinois suburbs.
- Florida man pleads not guilty in $4.8M gold truck heist Updated: Mar-31-16 11:16 am
MIAMI - A Florida man pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal firearms and robbery charges in the theft of $4.8 million in gold bars from a truck along a remote stretch of North Carolina highway as prosecutors also moved to seize assets traced to the crime.
- Protesters interrupt former NSA, CIA head's Duquesne lecture Updated: Mar-30-16 5:02 pm
PITTSBURGH - The former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA says he wasn't surprised when four protesters interrupted his lecture at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.