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  • Officials say Iraq pullout hurt US spying

    June 26, 2014 2:27 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Current and former officials say CIA officers in Iraq have been hunkered down in their heavily fortified Baghdad compound since U.S. troops left the country in 2011. They say that's a big reason the U.S. was caught flat-footed by the recent offensive by a Sunni-backed, al-Qaida-inspired group... more »
  • Obama defends broad phone, Internet spy programs

    June 8, 2013 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is urging Americans to "make some choices" in balancing privacy and security. Obama is defending once-secret surveillance programs that sweep up an estimated 3 billion phone calls a day and amass Internet data from U.S. providers in an attempt to thwart terror attacks. The president... more »
  • Obama taps homeland security aide to head CIA

    January 7, 2013 5:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has tapped White House homeland security adviser John Brennan as his nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. Obama on Monday appeared with Brennan in the East Room of the White House to name him as his pick to succeed former CIA chief David Petraeus,... more »
  • Delay hampered Investigation of Murdered Spy

    April 26, 2012 7:42 PM

    A colleague of a British spy says a delay in reporting him missing hampered police inquiries into his death when the spy's body was found inside a sports bag. Gareth Williams worked for Britain's eavesdropping service called GCHQ but was attached to the MI6 overseas spy agency. His naked and... more »
  • Former Rutgers student convicted in webcam case

    March 16, 2012 11:45 AM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's love life has been convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in a case that exploded into the headlines when the victim of the snooping committed suicide. Twenty-year-old Dharun... more »
  • Traitor Spy gets More Time

    November 8, 2010 7:17 PM

    One of the highest-ranking CIA operatives ever convicted of espionage got an additonal eight years in prison for trying to shake-down his old contacts in Russia while he was behind bars in the U.S. Harold "Jim" Nicholson pleaded guilty on Monday to charges he used his son as a go-between... more »
  • Former CIA Spy plans to Plead Guilty

    November 4, 2010 8:00 PM

    The highest-ranking CIA spy ever convicted of espionage is expected to plead guilty to additional charges that he tried to collect money from old contacts in Russia while he was in prison. Lawyers for Harold "Jim" Nicholson filed notice in federal court in Portland, Oregon that he will plead to... more »
  • Confessed Cuban spy gets life sentence

    July 16, 2010 11:19 AM

    A federal judge on Friday sentenced a former State Department worker who is the great grandson of Alexander Graham Bell to life in prison without possibility of parole for spying for Cuba and sentenced the man's wife to more than 5 years behind bars for helping her husband steal U.S.... more »
  • Russian, US spy swap flights take off from Vienna

    July 9, 2010 6:47 AM

    Russian and U.S. flights involved in landmark spy swap have taken off from Vienna, signaling the end of an exchange of up to 14 prisoners by Moscow and Washington. A Russian government plane with 10 agents deported from the U.S. believed on board took off first Friday as part of... more »
  • Authorities in Cyprus searching spy suspect's laptop

    July 5, 2010 9:15 AM

    Police in Cyprus are searching the contents of a confiscated laptop belonging to an alleged Russian spy who has vanished. He says U.S. authorities have requested the laptop and USB memory sticks belonging to Christopher Metsos. He's wanted in the U.S. on charges that he supplied money to the spy... more »
  • Probe into Monroe police chief ordered

    May 12, 2010 8:36 AM

    A city board has voted to open an investigation of Monroe Police Chief Ron Schleuter. The probe stems from Schleuter secretly recording a meeting he had with Mayor Jamie Mayo before Lt. Virgil Parker was demoted to corporal. Parker had complained that the chief and another officer used electronic surveillance... more »

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