November 7, 2013 Government officials tell The New York Times that the phone company searches its records for international calls that may help identify foreign terrorists. In the process, the Times says, data about some calls made by U.S. citizens may also be collected.
October 29, 2013 Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy are sponsoring the legislation. There has been anger from both major parties about how the National Security Agency vacuumed up data from Americans' phone calls and emails.
October 21, 2013 New documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden allege that the U.S. collected information from millions of French phone calls and tapped into the emails of Mexico's president. France has demanded an explanation.
October 2, 2013 Police say the man, a Jacksonville resident originally from Serbia, told investigators that a device in his luggage was "supposed to be a bomb, but it's not." The airport was closed for five hours on Tuesday. Travelers were still dealing with delays there Wednesday morning.
September 12, 2013 In his first full week on the job, FBI Director Jim Comey expressed "intense concern" that sequester cuts could result in two weeks of furlough days for agents and the loss of 3,000 positions. He says it's a big national security worry.
August 28, 2013 When U.S. presidents opt for limited military action, the aim is to prevent drawing the U.S. into a larger conflict. But on several occasions in recent decades, such strikes have been followed by devastating attacks against U.S. targets.
August 27, 2013 According to a Russian newspaper, the NSA leaker lived for a couple days at the Russian consulate in Hong Kong before his late June flight to Moscow. That raises questions about Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement that Snowden's arrival was a "complete surprise."
August 19, 2013 David Miranda, a Brazilian and journalist Glenn Greenwald's longtime partner in a civil union, was questioned by British authorities at Heathrow Airport for nine hours on Sunday. They also seized a laptop and other electronic gear. Greenwald is one of the journalists to whom Edward Snowden leaked secrets.
August 16, 2013 An internal audit of the spy agency turned up many cases of "unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States," The Washington Post reports. Documents supplied by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden add new details to the scope of U.S. surveillance programs.
August 8, 2013 According to The New York Times, the National Security Agency is watching emails and other text communications that go in and out of the country. It's looking for key words. The agency says it only gathers information it is authorized to collect.
August 7, 2013 The U.S. objects to Russia's granting of temporary asylum to "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden. Obama will still attend a summit of world leaders in St. Petersburg next month, but he will not have a separate summit with the Russian leader.
August 6, 2013 Already on alert across the Middle East and North Africa because of intelligence about possible terrorist attacks, the U.S. has now issued a very specific warning about travel in Yemen.
August 5, 2013 After weeks of talk about whether National Security Agency surveillance programs should be curbed, voices are now praising the programs' effectiveness. Meanwhile, many embassies across North Africa and the Middle East remain closed.
July 26, 2013 Sources tell CNET News that government investigators have asked for such data. Whether any company has turned the information over isn't clear. The report is the latest in a string of stories in recent weeks about steps the National Security Agency and FBI are reportedly taking.
July 18, 2013 Prosecutors want New York Times reporter James Risen to testify about whether he got information from a CIA agent. The Justice Department recently tightened its policy on when it will try to compel journalists to divulge such information. Risen's lawyer says that policy should apply to his client.