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Departing FBI chief worries about airborne terror

08/23/2013 2:12am
The nature of terrorism has changed in Robert Mueller's dozen years as FBI director, but his concerns for the future are much the same as when terrorists struck on Sept. 11, 2001, merely a week after he'd taken over the bureau. As he wraps up his FBI tenure, Mueller worries that terrorists will once again target planes or finally pull off an attack using a weapon of mass destruction.

Leaders of march anniversary set agenda for events

08/23/2013 2:22pm
Following the lead of their predecessors, organizers of 50th anniversary activities for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Friday issued what they called a 21st century agenda for the nation: economic parity, equity in education, voting rights, health care access and criminal justice reform.

Oversight board urges updated surveillance rules

08/23/2013 3:37pm
An independent oversight board reviewing secret government surveillance programs warned the Obama administration that national security agencies' rules governing surveillance are outdated and need to be revised to reflect rapid advances in technology.

Democrats call for San Diego mayor to resign

08/23/2013 3:55pm
Democrats gathered for their national summer meeting have voted unanimously to demand the resignation of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner because of numerous sexual harassment allegations against him.

US: Won't rush into Pacific trade pact

08/23/2013 4:41pm
The Obama administration said Friday it won't sacrifice the quality of a proposed trans-Pacific trade pact in the drive to complete negotiations by year's end.

Villagers unsatisfied by life sentence for Bales

08/23/2013 4:52pm
The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year in one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance of parole _ the most severe sentence possible, but one that left surviving victims and relatives of the dead deeply unsatisfied.