NEWS & ANALYSIS
Aug 12, 2013 -"Stop and frisk" ruled unconstitutional; Critics say President Obama’s handling of the NSA surveillance scandal is insufficient; Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that low-level drug crimes will carry less severe penalties; most embassies in the Middle East reopen after terrorism scare; and more.
Aug 09, 2013 -U.S. intelligence sources say terrorists in the Middle East and Africa are using a new "ingenious" process to create hard-to-detect liquid explosives.
Aug 05, 2013 -Embassies in the Middle East remain closed as the White House cites serious threats against the United States; the Drug Enforcement Agency is using national security intelligence to pursue routine criminal investigations, raising concerns; a derailed train carrying hazardous substances in Louisiana leads to evacuation of about 100 homes, and more.
Jul 22, 2013 -A flaw in the encryption technology used in many SIM cards could make cell phones vulnerable, the U.S. government is offering expedited security screening at airports for a fee, European Union ministers meeting in Brussels today placed Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations, and more.
Jul 17, 2013 -“Stand Your Ground” laws draw fire after the Zimmerman verdict, Al Qaeda’s Yemen-based branch announces that its second in command was killed by a U.S. drone strike, and a RAND report says that sexual assault in the military cost the United States billions last year.
Jul 12, 2013 -Janet Napolitano, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, has announced that she is resigning her post to be nominated as the next president of the University of California (UC) system.
Apr 24, 2013 -Authorities say that the suspects in the Boston bombings were self-radicalized, charges are dropped against the man arrested in the ricin case, and cooperation between the United States and the European Union on terrorism is strained by privacy concerns.
Apr 22, 2013 -Authorities suspect that the alleged Boston bombers had more attacks planned, a federal appeals court reverses a fraud conviction based on the “honest services” theory, and the fertilizer facility in West, Texas, was storing ammonium nitrate.
Feb 26, 2013 -After private government audits, the laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been cited for improperly securing potential bioterror agents and for a lack of training given to employees who work with them.
Dec 12, 2012 -All information about the arrests of the five men suspected of organizing the 9-11 attacks will remain secret indefinitely, a military judge has ruled.