May 29, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - For three long years, the CIA hunted the Pakistani militant who had helped send a suicide bomber deep into a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan. The audacious mission killed seven U.S. intelligence officers and contractors, one of the deadliest days in agency history. Early Wednesday, the CIA apparently sought at least partial payback. Drone aircraft fired four missiles into a mud-walled compound in Pakistan's tribal area while the suspect was supposedly asleep.
April 22, 2013 |
KANO, Nigeria - Local government officials and a military spokesman in Nigeria agreed that security forces and Islamist militants had battled in recent days in the country's far northeast. But they offered widely varying accounts Monday of how many people, including civilians, had been killed. Some officials said about 185 people were slain in the clashes, with some residents blaming government troops in part for the deaths. Security officials put the number lower. The fighting began Friday in Baga, a fishing community near Lake Chad, but news of the violence reached Abuja, the capital, only late Sunday.
August 23, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Scientists who helped pioneer BioWatch, the government's system for detecting a biological attack on the U.S., knew from the start that it was prone to false alarms, records show. Between 2003, when the nationwide network of air samplers was first deployed, and 2006, officials at the federally funded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory filed five patent applications aimed at improving BioWatch's reliability. "The existing methods for detecting" a release of disease-causing organisms into the environment were "inadequate," according to a patent application filed on behalf of Livermore scientists in December 2006.
March 4, 2012 |
Two people familiar with the NFL's investigation of bounties paid to New Orleans players say former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will meet with league security officials Monday. The people, who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because details of the continuing investigation are not being disclosed, could not specify where in the New York area the meeting will take place. The NFL revealed its findings Friday that showed Saints players being paid for knocking opponents out of games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2011 |
A loaded and undeclared .38-caliber handgun tumbled from a checked bag at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday, prompting police to detain the gun owner temporarily. A luggage ramp crew discovered the weapon after it fell from an unzipped compartment in a duffel bag they were loading onto Alaska Airlines Flight 563, according to police and the airlines. The plane was leaving the terminal at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, bound for Portland, Ore. Workers called Los Angeles Airport Police to report the discovery.
October 4, 2011 |
China's “predatory” campaign of intellectual property theft through cyber attacks against the United States and other Western nations has reached “an intolerable level” that is harming U.S. national security, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Tuesday. In the most explicit public criticisms of Chinese cyber spying by a senior American official, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said the U.S. and its allies must confront Beijing, which he said is waging “a massive trade war against all of us,” resulting in a slow and destructive transfer of military and technological secrets from the West to China.