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New details in how the feds take laptops at border

09/10/2013 7:14am
Newly 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.

Kerry: US still waiting for Russia plan on Syria

09/10/2013 8:52am
Secretary 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.

Hagel: Military threat vital for Syria diplomacy

09/10/2013 8:53am
Defense 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.

How the AP-NORC Center poll was conducted

09/10/2013 12:07pm
The 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.

Kerry: Syria deal must be in binding UN resolution

09/10/2013 12:36pm
Secretary 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.

Kerry: Syria should do more than declare weapons

09/10/2013 1:02pm
Secretary 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.

AP source: Kerry to see Russian FM in Geneva

09/10/2013 1:58pm
A 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.

Mexico details irregularities in freeing drug lord

09/10/2013 2:17pm
The 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.

Hopkins apologizes to professor for blog removal

09/10/2013 2:22pm
A 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.

US distances, then embraces Russia idea on Syria

09/10/2013 3:15pm
Twenty-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.

USDA cracks down on Internet pet sales

09/10/2013 3:40pm
The 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.

Poll: Public doubts rise on surveillance, privacy

09/10/2013 6:26pm
Following 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.