WASHINGTON | The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on intelligence led by lawmakers sympathetic to the spying.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, by National Security Agency (NSA) Gen. Keith B. Alexander during the committee's hearing regarding NSA surveillance. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander approaches the witness table on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, to testify before the House Intelligence Committee hearing regarding NSA surveillance. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
From left, Deputy Attorney General James Cole; National Security Agency (NSA) Deputy Director Chris Inglis; NSA Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander; Deputy FBI Director Sean Joyce; and Robert Litt, general counsel to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; prepares to testify on Ca…
INDIANAPOLIS | The U.S. Justice Department seizure of reporter telephone records likely would be a crime if Gov. Mike Pence had won passage of the federal media shield law he championed in Congress.
In a previous column, I warned you that our public education system is being used against us. I warned you that the coming generation was being taught to not fear the government, but to fear freedom. Call me crazy, but in the time that has passed since then have we not allowed more and more …
BOSTON | The Boston area held funerals for two more of its dead Tuesday — including an 8-year-old boy — as more details emerged from U.S. officials and family members about how the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects may have been swayed by a radical, anti-American strain of Islam.
People walk past a security camera installed outside the Olympic Park that is under construction for the the 2014 Winter Games, in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday. Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Games in t…
MOSCOW | The naming of two Chechen brothers as the suspects in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing is reviving fears about security at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the resort town on the edge of Russia's restive southern republics. But officials insist they are prepared to protect Olympic …
There were about 20 runners from Northwest Indiana competing Monday in the 117th Boston Marathon overshadowed by a terrorist attack.
CHICAGO | The lanky, soft-spoken lawman from New York arrived in Chicago with a mandate to clean up corruption-plagued Illinois. And after a decade on the job, Patrick Fitzgerald had helped put two successive governors and a long procession of other public officials behind bars.
In this Oct. 11, 2006 file photo in Chicago, former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald speaks at a news conference. Fitzgerald, who recently resigned after 11 years as head of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago to enter private practice, made a name for himself as one of the most tenacious …
Alicia Watkins remembers a friend Tuesday who died at the Pentagon during a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York.
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