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  • NSA data gathering appears likely to continue for time being

    NSA data gathering appears likely to continue for time being
    WASHINGTON — In the week since President Obama called for ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone data "as it currently exists," telephone carriers have uploaded customer calling records to NSA computers just as...
  • Internet firms allowed to disclose details of U.S. data requests

    Internet firms allowed to disclose details of U.S. data requests
    WASHINGTON — After legal action and months of lobbying, Internet and telecommunications companies won permission from the Obama administration Monday to disclose broad details about the data requests they have been secretly complying with under...
  • LAX shooting: No decision yet on whether to seek death penalty

    LAX shooting: No decision yet on whether to seek death penalty
    Federal prosecutors said this week that Atty. Gen. Eric Holder has not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty against Paul Ciancia, the man accused in the deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport. Ciancia, 23, has been charged...
  • Justice Department working to nab Target data thieves, Holder says

    Justice Department working to nab Target data thieves, Holder says
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. confirmed the Justice Department is investigating the theft of financial and personal information of 110 million Target customers. In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Holder said that while the Justice...
  • Target traces data breach to credentials stolen from vendor

    Target traces data breach to credentials stolen from vendor
    Target Corp. said cyberthieves stole credentials from one of the retailer’s vendors in order to access its system, according to an ongoing forensic investigation into a data breach that may have exposed information from as many as 110 million...
  • U.S. has launched criminal probe into Target cyberattack

    U.S. has launched criminal probe into Target cyberattack
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Wednesday that it has launched a criminal investigation into the recent cybertheft of more than 110 million Target customers' data, including the credit card numbers of 40 million Americans. "We are...
  • Obama to put new controls on NSA phone surveillance

    Obama to put new controls on NSA phone surveillance
    President Obama will modify the way the government uses a vast database of American phone records so that officials must have judicial permission before examining the data, a senior administration official said.  In a speech Friday morning, Obama will...
  • GOP seeks to oust head of probe into IRS audits of conservative groups

    GOP seeks to oust head of probe into IRS audits of conservative groups
    WASHINGTON — The head of a criminal probe into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups and tea party supporters personally donated a total of $6,750 to President Obama's election campaign and the Democratic...
  • Federal government to recognize Utah same-sex marriages

    Federal government to recognize Utah same-sex marriages
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Friday that the federal government would recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that took place in Utah over the past three weeks, two days after Utah announced it did not consider the marriages to be legal....
  • Federal agencies to recognize Utah gay marriages

    Federal agencies to recognize Utah gay marriages
    WASHINGTON — In the three weeks since a federal judge told Utah gays they had a constitutional right to marry, the issue of whether such a right exists in the state has pingponged from a federal appeals court to the U.S. Supreme Court, the state...
  • Justice Dept. to give $1.5 million for Newtown relief efforts

    Justice Dept. to give $1.5 million for Newtown relief efforts
    Three days after the nation marked the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Justice Department officials announced a $1.5-million grant to help reimburse organizations that provided relief efforts to victims. The grant,...