Friday, December 13, 2013
The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
The White House is close to nominating former Israeli central bank chief and Ben Bernanke mentor Stanley Fischer as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, media reports said Wednesday.
The United States on Wednesday voiced concern about a ruling by India's Supreme Court which reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex which could see same-sex lovers imprisoned.
A top aide of Republican Senator Lamar Alexander was arrested on Wednesday in connection with child pornography allegations, the U.S. Justice Department said.
The pilot of a South Korean airliner that crashed in San Francisco in July felt very stressed about touching down without a functioning instrument landing system to guide him, according to documents released Wednesday.
Last year's shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School — where 26 people, mostly small children, were shot to death — profoundly changed the small town of Newtown and thrust gun violence back into the national debate.
A Fox News reporter will not have to divulge the confidential sources who provided information for her story on the 2012 mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, New York's highest court ruled on Tuesday, reversing two lower court rulings.
A detective for Arizona's state police force has resigned following the discovery that she was living in the country illegally after being brought to the U.S. from Mexico by her family at a young age.
Uruguay's move to legalize the production and sale of marijuana breaks international law, the world drugs body said Wednesday, warning it would encourage addiction.1 Comment
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Congressional negotiators reached a modest two-year U.S. budget deal Tuesday that would avoid a repeat of October's government shutdown, signaling a temporary truce in fiscal wars that have paralyzed Washington.