- FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.
- With law expired, Senate mulls changes to phone collection
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate now will decide the fate of a House bill backed by the president that would end the National Security Agency's collection of American calling records while preserving other surveillance authorities.
- Draft Warren groups to suspend efforts to lure her into 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — An effort to draft Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race plans to close up shop next week, acknowledging that the Massachusetts senator will not — as she has repeatedly said — seek the Democratic nomination.
- Federal cafeterias to serve meat with fewer antibiotics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees.
- Some GOP donors willing to give to many, just not Paul
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the biggest donors and fundraisers in the Republican Party, still uncertain who should get their support in 2016, are sprinkling their money around a presidential field that grows by the day.
- Runoff in Mississippi will fill 1 of 2 vacancies US House
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — North Mississippi voters were deciding Tuesday who will fill a congressional seat left vacant by the death of a Republican who had just started his third term.
- Lawmakers likely to question Amtrak on safety technology
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators and Amtrak officials face questions at a congressional hearing Tuesday on why technology to slow trains that are going too fast wasn't in place before last month's deadly derailment in Philadelphia.
- Kerry to have surgery Tuesday on broken leg
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday morning on his broken leg at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
- Christie heading to South Carolina for first town hall
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will travel to South Carolina for the first time in nearly five months on Tuesday, part of a two-day swing through the state that's likely aimed as much at gathering information as it is about campaigning.
- IRS commissioner to face questions about security weaknesses
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government watchdogs warned the IRS about security flaws in the agency's computer systems years before hackers stole the personal information of thousands of taxpayers from an IRS website.