09/10/2013 7:14amNewly disclosed U.S. government files provide an inside look at the Homeland Security Department's practice of seizing and searching electronic devices at the border without showing reasonable suspicion of a crime or getting a judge's approval.
09/10/2013 8:52amSecretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is still awaiting a proposal from the Russians about how Syria could agree to give up its chemical weapons, but that the U.S. will not wait for long.
09/10/2013 8:53amDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel says that in order for Syria to feel enough pressure to turn its chemical weapons over to international controls the U.S. must present a credible threat of military action.
09/10/2013 12:07pmThe Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on civil liberties and security was conducted from Aug. 12-29 by NORC at the University of Chicago. It is based on landline and cellphone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,008 adults. Interviews included 599 respondents on landline telephones and 409 respondents on cellphones.
09/10/2013 12:36pmSecretary of State John Kerry says a proposed Russian deal with Syria to give up its chemical weapons stockpiles must be enshrined in a binding U.N. Security Council resolution that sets consequences for Syrian non-compliance.
09/10/2013 1:02pmSecretary of State John Kerry says Syria must do more than just declare its chemical weapons stockpiles and sign the international treaty that bans them if it wants a Russian-led effort to avert U.S. military strikes to work.
09/10/2013 1:58pmA State Department official says President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State John Kerry to Switzerland this week to discuss a possible deal on Syria's chemical weapons with Russia's foreign minister.
09/10/2013 2:17pmThe Mexican court that freed drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero seriously violated criminal procedures by failing to quickly notify the Attorney General's Office, preventing it from acting to block the release, two of Mexico's highest-ranking legal officials said Tuesday amid meetings with U.S. officials.
09/10/2013 2:22pmA Johns Hopkins University dean who asked a prominent computer scientist to remove a blog over a post he published about the National Security Agency has apologized for acting in haste.
09/10/2013 3:15pmTwenty-four hours after distancing itself from a Russian proposal to secure Syria's chemical weapons, the State Department moved Tuesday to claim co-ownership of the idea, which the U.S. says President Barack Obama and the Russian president first discussed last year.
09/10/2013 3:40pmThe Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet, issuing new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses.
09/10/2013 6:26pmFollowing disclosures about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance programs, a majority of Americans believe the U.S. government is doing a poor job of protecting privacy rights, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.