Report: CIA helped Colombia kill rebel leaders
22 Dec. 201312:59 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — A covert CIA program has helped Colombia's government kill at least two dozen leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the rebel insurgency also known as FARC, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
US nuclear missiles are a force in much distress
21 Dec. 20132:49 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hundreds of nuclear missiles that have stood war-ready for decades in underground silos along remote stretches of America, silent and unseen, packed with almost unimaginable destructive power, are a force in distress, if not in decline.
Congress eyes spy review in surveillance logjam
21 Dec. 20132:01 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House review of U.S. surveillance programs has given Congress some temporary political cover after lawmakers failed this year to overhaul spy operations, and could break the legislative snarl that followed months of global outrage over privacy intrusions.
US releases more documents on surveillance origins
21 Dec. 20138:32 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for al-Qaida terrorists and how a court eventually gained oversight of the program.
Obama keeps eye on tense situation in South Sudan
21 Dec. 20137:17 PM ET
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that continued violence and militancy in South Sudan would cost the world's newest country the support of the United States and other nations.
Rough health law fallout tightens key Senate races
21 Dec. 20139:52 AM ET
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Thanks to the fiasco that followed the launch of President Barack Obama's health care law, Democrats are bracing for hard-fought Senate races in states they hoped to win with ease just two months ago.
Obama focuses on a tough year's ups, not its downs
21 Dec. 20133:16 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Has the fifth year of his presidency been its worst? President Barack Obama laughs off such questions even as he acknowledges many months of frustrating ups and down.