Posted: 01/17/2014 - COLLEGE STATION, Jan. 17, 2014 − There is understandable confusion in the country over NSA surveillance thanks to contradictory court rulings and President Obama’s press conference today, says a Texas A&M University professor, but the bottom line is the program is still legal as of now and Obama made no major changes to it.
Posted: 01/17/2014 - PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say they've captured a boy who shot two fellow students at a Philadelphia high school gym.
Posted: 01/17/2014 - A destructive wildfire above foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles is largely reduced to smoke and scattered flames, but the charred landscape remains too dangerous for about 2,000 people to return home.
Updated: 01/17/2014 - President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government's control of phone data from millions of Americans, a senior administration official said. The move marks a significant change to the National Security Agency's controversial bulk phone record collection program.
Posted: 01/16/2014 - Congress has easily passed a $1.1 trillion bill easing the harshest effects of last year's automatic spending cuts after tea party critics chastened by the government shutdown in October mounted only a faint protest.
Posted: 01/16/2014 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is out to make a buck with a book denigrating other senior officials.
Posted: 01/16/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Both highly critical and bipartisan, a Senate report declared Wednesday that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented. The account spreads blame among the State Department, the military and U.S. intelligence for missing what now seem like obvious warning signs.
Posted: 01/16/2014 - The top cybersecurity officer for the Health and Human Services Department says he was concerned about potential vulnerabilities before the launch of the Obama administration's health care website.
Updated: 01/16/2014 - Parents hit with hundreds of dollars in unexpected charges when their children bought virtual pet food, gems or other items while playing games on mobile devices will be getting refunds from Apple.
Posted: 01/15/2014 - Federal officials have filed a formal complaint charging that Walmart violated the rights of protesting and striking workers last year.
Posted: 01/15/2014 - The Republican-led House has approved a massive $1.1 trillion bill financing government agencies this year.
Posted: 01/15/2014 - A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth remained healthy in most U.S. regions in late November and December, helped by gains in consumer spending and factory output.
Posted: 01/15/2014 - There's good news for parents who've discovered that their kids have made purchases, without their permission, while using their iPads or iPhones to play games or use other mobile apps.
Posted: 01/15/2014 - The Air Force says 34 nuclear missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal and have been stripped of their certification in what is believed to be the largest such breach of integrity in the nuclear force.
Updated: 01/15/2014 - A Democratic-leaning former senator says President Barack Obama has no coherent anti-terrorism strategy in embattled Syria, Iraq and Libya.
Updated: 01/15/2014 - A South Dakota jury has convicted a carnival worker from Texas accused of having crack cocaine shipped to him inside a doll last summer.
Updated: 01/15/2014 - The House is expected today to approve a $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year
Posted: 01/15/2014 - A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted four people from a disabled sailboat about 300 miles off Virginia's coast.
Updated: 01/15/2014 - Three rockets have been launched from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Updated: 01/15/2014 - The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world — but not in the United States — that allows the U.S. to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
Posted: 01/14/2014 - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his administration "let down the people we are entrusted to serve" in an apparent political payback scandal but says it doesn't define his team or the state.