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  • Suspicious mail sent to Ore. government; sheriff hospitalized (autoplay vid)

    07/27/2015 10:09:56 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 3 replies
    KGW ^ | July 27 | Sara Roth & Max Barr
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Government offices around the state on Monday received suspicious mail, some of which contained an unknown substance, according to Oregon State Police. Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer was rushed to the emergency room at Blue Mountain Hospital on Monday evening. The East Oregonian reported that Palmer opened an envelope addressed to him at the sheriff's office in Canyon City. The envelope contained a white substance and Palmer quickly developed a rash on his arms.
  • Police capture Bavaria gunman after two killings

    07/10/2015 4:44:48 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 3 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | July 10 | Staff
    ... An elderly woman was the first victim. She died immediately after the attack reports nordbayern.de The attacker then shot a male bicycle rider who also died at the scene of the crime... The man also appears to have shot at two further people, with police reporting an injured farmer who was driving a tractor, and one further victim. But they did not confirm their current situation.
  • Trading halted on NYSE floor (autoplay video warning)

    07/08/2015 8:51:41 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 8 | Staff
    Trading in all symbols was temporarily halted on the New York Stock Exchange floor Wednesday due to an apparent technical issue. "NYSE/NYSE MKT has temporarily suspended trading in all symbols. Additional information will follow as soon as possible," the NYSE said in a statement on its status page. A technical issue caused the trading halt, Reuters reported, citing a source. Trading stopped around 11:30 a.m. ET.
  • Explosives stolen from French army base

    07/07/2015 8:19:57 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 15 replies
    AP / The Guardian (UK) ^ | July 7 | Staff
    French authorities are investigating the theft of roughly 200 detonators plus grenades and plastic explosives from a military site in southern France. The thefts at the Miramas site, which is operated by a combination of military services west of Marseille, appeared to have taken place overnight from Sunday to Monday. The break-in came with France on its highest level of alert for terrorism following deadly attacks in January and June.
  • Police detain several in Fountain Square crowd (police, whites attacked)

    07/05/2015 12:58:09 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    WLWT - Cincinnati News 5 ^ | July 5 | Richard Chiles
    CINCINNATI —Two officers were injured as a night of holiday festivities ended in chaos Saturday at Fountain Square, police said. ... Several witnesses reported people setting off fireworks in trash cans, and throwing fireworks and other objects at police officers.
  • Pittsburgh Regatta will go on without boats, water events

    07/03/2015 11:56:09 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | July 3 | Tom Fontaine
    Organizers of this weekend's EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta said Friday they canceled all scheduled boat races because of hazardous river conditions
  • Feds charge former House Speaker Dennis Hastert with lying to FBI, illegal cash structuring

    05/28/2015 2:36:45 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 44 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 28 | Jon Seidel
    Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert with illegally structuring cash withdrawals from bank accounts to make payments to someone he committed “prior misconduct” against and lying to the FBI about it
  • Police: Pressure Cooker From Suspicious DC Vehicle Destroyed

    05/24/2015 8:50:54 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    AP / ABC News ^ | May 24 | Staph
    A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested.
  • Brotherly love: Obama gives his 'bro' Cameron an extraordinary pre-election endorse (RE: snub Bibi)

    01/22/2015 9:51:52 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 16 | Matt Chorley
    US President Barack Obama today handed David Cameron an extraordinary pre-election endorsement, hailing the British Prime Minister as a 'great friend'. With less than four months until voters go to the polls in the tightest UK election for years, Mr Obama used a press conference in the White House to give the strongest possible backing to a fellow world leader.
  • State of the Union Speechwriter for Obama Draws on Various Inspirations

    01/20/2015 4:18:07 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 20 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — One night last week Cody Keenan, the chief White House speechwriter President Obama has christened “Hemingway,” knew he needed help... It was after midnight, but Mr. Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser and the writer of many of the president’s foreign policy speeches, was up ### reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” to his 4-week-old daughter.### The two men poured two single-malt Scotch whiskies and, with the baby resting quietly, began triage on Mr. Keenan’s prose. By 5 a.m., a more succinct draft was on its way to the president.
  • I-75 closes as emergency crews respond to Hopple Street (Cincinnati)

    01/19/2015 9:17:38 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Local 12 WKRC-TV (Cincinnati) ^ | January 20 | Angenette Levy or Staff
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- One person has died after the Hopple Street overpass has collapsed I-75 northbound... A truck driver has also been hurt...
  • Police officer dies after being 'pushed' into the path of an oncoming train at a Spanish ...

    01/04/2015 8:14:57 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 3 | jennifer Newton
    This is the shocking moment a Spanish police officer fell to his death after he was apparently pushed into the path of an oncoming train. The officer, named as 28-year-old Francisco Javier Ortega, was talking to a group on the platform at Madrid's Embajadores station, when it is alleged he asked to see identification papers of one of the men. Bystanders waiting for the train were filming on their mobile phones as a minor scuffle broke out on the platform yesterday
  • Sioux Falls Police officer shot at near Tuthill Park (S Dakota)

    01/02/2015 2:55:21 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 6 replies
    KSFY - ABC ^ | January 1 | Ronald Hawkins
    ...Initial reports say the officer was not hit and is uninjured. The suspect has taken off on foot, and authorities in the area are searching for him
  • Virgin Atlantic VS43 emergency: Live updates as passenger plane circles Gatwick

    12/29/2014 7:27:25 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | Decemeber 29 | Sam Rkaina
    Multiple eye witnesses have claimed the problem is with the landing gear not working properly on one side. Virgin has confirmed in the last few minutes the plane is to make a 'non standard' landin
  • United Technologies CEO Chenevert Abruptly Steps Down (DoD contractor)

    11/24/2014 8:12:14 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 24 | Ted Mann & Angelea Chen
    United Technologies Corp. Chief Executive Louis Chenevert abruptly stepped down, startling people inside and outside the industrial conglomerate he led for six years.
  • Mali suffers second Ebola case with death of a nurse

    11/11/2014 7:04:39 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 3 replies
    AFP / The Malaysian Insider ^ | November 12 | Staff
    Mali has suffered a new case of Ebola infection – separate from its only other one detected last month – with the death of a nurse who treated a patient from Guinea, medical sources said late Tuesday. "The nurse, who had been in contact with a Guinean national who died of the illness, died in turn," said official at the Pasteur Clinic in the capital Bamako, where the male nurse worked.
  • Conflict Kitchen closes indefinitely after death threat (Hates Jews; rec'd Heinz $$$)

    11/08/2014 2:17:09 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Post Gazette ^ | November 8 | Staff
    Oakland restaurant Conflict Kitchen has closed until further notice after receiving a letter containing death threats, according to a post on its Facebook page... Conflict Kitchen recently has been the focus of controversy over its serving of Palestinian food with anti-Israel messages on the food wrappers.
  • [BBC Update Ebola: London woman tests negative] Ebola crisis: Woman admitted to London hospital with

    11/03/2014 12:38:53 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 28 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | November 3 | Nina Massey
    A woman admitted to a London hospital last night is being tested for the Ebola virus, it has been confirmed. The patient has a history of travel in west Africa and is described as suffering from a "haemorrhagic fever". It is thought she presented herself to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, with a high temperature.
  • Texas Wants 2nd Possible Ebola Patient Put in Protective Custody (Is he the homeless guy?)

    10/06/2014 6:21:26 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | October 6 | David Lee
    DALLAS (CN) - Texas wants a second patient "reasonably suspected of being infected" with Ebola put into protective custody in Dallas. Dr. David L. Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, filed a motion for a temporary order of protective custody Monday in Dallas County Court. The unidentified patient, sued as "M.W.L.," is "reasonably suspected of being infected with a communicable disease (Ebola) that presents an immediate threat to public health," the 4-page motion states. "Further, movant has determined that proposed patient is a threat to himself or others if not immediately restrained. Further, sources charged with...
  • Texas Orders Family of Ebola Patient to Stay Home

    10/02/2014 4:34:15 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 68 replies
    News Release October 2, 2014 Out of an abundance of caution, Texas and Dallas County health officials have ordered four close family members of the Dallas Ebola patient to stay home and not have any visitors to prevent the potential spread of disease. “We have tried and true protocols to protect the public and stop the spread of this disease,” said Dr. David Lakey, Texas health commissioner. “This order gives us the ability to monitor the situation in the most meticulous way.” The local health department had previously instructed the family to stay home, but a strict public health control...
  • Jesse Matthew, Suspect in Hannah Graham’s Abduction, in Custody

    09/24/2014 4:23:14 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 104 replies
    Associated Press / NBC 4 ^ | September 24 | Staff
    Jesse Matthew, the man wanted by police for allegedly abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, is in police custody, News4's Julie Carey reports. According to NBC29's Henry Graff, Matthew was arrested outside of Virginia and will be extradited to the Commonwealth at a later time.
  • Jet fighters to fly over D.C. in NORAD training exercise (Tonight)

    09/23/2014 8:34:04 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22 | Phillip Swarts
    Don’t be surprised if you see fighter jets flying over Washington, D.C., Tuesday night. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known by its acronym NORAD, will be conducting a training exercise in the national capital’s airspace from midnight Tuesday until 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to a statement from the agency.
  • Missing girl's parents: Please help us

    09/22/2014 6:25:27 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | September 22 | Dana Ford
    The father of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham held up his daughter's favorite stuffed rabbit for reporters to see. ... "I believe Jesse Matthew was the last person she was seen with before she vanished off the face of the Earth," the police chief said. "We want to talk to him."
  • Slain journalist's Western Pa. friend scrambled to save his life by hiding Jewish, Israeli links

    09/06/2014 8:50:39 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | September 6 | Jason Cato
    ... Sotloff's death by videotaped beheading, made public on Tuesday, ended a frantic two-week campaign by Roman and a network of people scouring the Internet and scrubbing references to Sotloff's being a Jew, having studied in Israel or becoming an Israeli citizen, a fact few knew. “Gregg and his team played a crucial role once Steve appeared in the Jim Foley video,” said a Sotloff family representative, who asked not to be named...
  • Hedy Epstein, Fake Holocaust Survivor, Gets Desperate for Attention, Goes to Ferguson (& arrested)

    08/19/2014 10:20:47 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 28 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | August 19 | Daniel Greenfield
    Making a career for yourself as a fake Holocaust survivor is horrible enough. Marketing yourself as a fake Holocaust survivor who attacks Jews is even worse. But that’s what Hedy Epstein, a “Holocaust Survivor” who survived the Holocaust in the UK, has been doing. But then Michael Brown stole the spotlight from Hedy Epstein‘s latest Gaza tantrum, so she headed to Ferguson to get herself arrested.
  • U.S. Relocates 'Limited Number' of Staff in Iraq

    08/10/2014 2:01:20 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 10 | Felicia Schwartz
    WASHINGTON—Following a dozen airstrikes from the U.S. military in Northern Iraq this weekend, the U.S. State Department on Sunday relocated "a limited number" of staff from the American embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. consulate in Erbil. The staff from the embassy in Baghdad and the consulate in Erbil will be transferred to the U.S. consulate in Basrah, Iraq and to Amman, Jordan. The State Department also issued a travel warning for Iraq, cautioning U.S. citizens against nonessential travel to the country, citing the security situation. The U.S. embassy's ability to assist U.S. citizens is limited, the State Department said.
  • Rally Planned Over Noose Found Hanging at Worcester Post Office

    07/19/2014 8:48:56 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 19 | Lara Salahi
    A community rally is planned early next week in Worcester after a noose was spotted hanging in the employee area of the city’s post office, the Worcester Telegram reports. ...The US inspector general’s office is conducting a federal investigation into the case.
  • Not a photoshop: White House signs promote ‘selfie wall,’ ‘lactation room’ [photo]

    06/23/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 23 | Staff
    Your eyes do not deceive you. They’re real and they’re, well, uh. Hide your eyes.
  • Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t: Supreme Court Keeps Editing

    05/29/2014 8:08:54 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 24 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has been quietly revising its decisions years after they were issued, altering the law of the land without public notice. The revisions include “truly substantive changes in factual statements and legal reasoning,” said Richard J. Lazarus, a law professor at Harvard and the author of a new study examining the phenomenon.
  • FBI looking for Arizona women performing illegal butt-enhancement injections

    05/28/2014 9:19:26 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 | Aalia Shaheed
    The quest for a perfect body is putting women in Tucson, Ariz., in danger. The FBI is currently trying to locate Ivonne Clarisa Ceballos Tapia and Perla Guadalupe Rubio Prado. The two women are accused of performing illegal buttock injections with polyacrylamide hydrogel, a watery gel not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • US recommends its citizens depart Libya 'immediately'

    05/27/2014 4:38:25 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 95 replies
    Washington (AFP) - The US State Department recommended Americans in Libya "depart immediately," in its latest travel warning on Tuesday.
  • VA official: Don't tell until asked about Legionnaires' outbreak among veterans (6 veterans died)

    05/22/2014 11:22:03 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | May 11 | Mike Wereschagin and Adam Smeltz
    Editor's note: This story is the second of two parts. A high-ranking official with Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System wanted the agency to keep quiet about a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak rather than warn the public, internal emails indicate. ... The email is among nearly 7,000 pages of internal VA emails and documents the Tribune-Review obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
  • South Korea’s prime minister offers to resign over ferry disaster

    04/26/2014 8:05:27 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 39 replies
    SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's prime minister offered to resign Sunday over the government's handling of a deadly ferry sinking, blaming "deep-rooted evils" and irregularities in a society for a tragedy that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing.
  • CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

    04/04/2014 9:06:49 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 76 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 5 | Bill Gertz
    A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon.
  • Massive blaze burning at residential building under construction in Montrose (Houston)

    03/25/2014 11:13:58 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies
    KPRC - TV Houston ^ | March 25 | Matt Aufdenspring
    A huge fire is burning at a residential building under construction in the Montrose area. The blaze is happening at West Dallas and Marconi. A large portion of the building is on fire. Flames and smoke can be seen from miles away. Firefighter have called for a 4th alarm.
  • Sister likely walked in on killing in East Liberty (Pittsburgh, PA)

    02/13/2014 9:27:53 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 36 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 11 | Megan Harris & Margaret Harding
    Police found the bodies of sisters Susan — naked and doused with chemicals — and Sarah Wolfe at the foot of their basement stairs about 12:45 p.m. Friday with single gunshots in their heads... ...Detectives are reviewing surveillance video from the Port Authority that shows Susan getting off a bus at the same time as an unidentified man...
  • Madison Misnomer goes through hoops to equally offend everyone (Pajama Boy)

    12/20/2013 6:05:49 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 7 replies
    The Badger Herald ^ | March 24, 2010 | Vincent Cheng
    BH: Just looking at some of the earlier issues, it looks like there’s plenty of stuff that could cause uproar among students. I saw a poll in one of the newspapers that asked “Was sex better before or after 9/11?” and concluded that sex was best in between the towers collapsing. Do you guys ever get complaints? EK: Oh, absolutely. We have gotten complaints about the paper being too harsh on Jewish students. It’s a comedy newspaper. Is there any doubt 95 percent of the writers are Jewish? BH: So it’s mainly the Jewish thing.
  • Statement by the President on South Sudan (45 US Troops sent in)

    12/19/2013 7:28:50 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    The White House ^ | December 19 | White House Staph
    Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 19, 2013 Statement by the President on South Sudan In 2011, millions of South Sudanese voted to forge a new nation, founded on the promise of a more peaceful and prosperous future for all of South Sudan’s people. In recent years, against great odds, South Sudan has made great progress toward breaking the cycle of violence that characterized much of its history. Today, that future is at risk. South Sudan stands at the precipice. Recent fighting threatens to plunge South...
  • Pearl Harbor: 16 Days To Die -- Trapped By The Memories -- Few Knew The Secret Of The Sunken

    12/07/2013 7:05:11 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    Honolulu Advertiser/Seattle PI ^ | December 7, 1995 | Eric Gregory
    Can only post title and link (as it is Honolulu Advertiser & Seattle PI). NO EXCERPTS. Not a long article, but a very good one.
  • American teacher killed in Benghazi

    12/05/2013 5:10:53 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5 | Staff
    An American citizen who was working at an international school was shot and killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi Thursday morning, a school board member told Fox News.
  • Artist from 2007 bomb scare headlining First Night (Boston)

    11/20/2013 3:21:44 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 20 | Tenley Woodman
    An artist who carried out the 2007 marketing stunt that prompted a massive citywide bomb scare — lambasted then by Mayor Thomas M. Menino — is now headlining the city’s First Night celebration. Peter “Zebbler” 
Berdovsky has been contracted by First Night Boston to stage a $50,000 electronic show that will be the centerpiece of the 2014 New Year’s celebration in Copley Square. But Menino’s office scoffed at the idea that Berdovsky might be a poor choice for a city-sponsored event so close to the scene and time of the deadly April 15 marathon bombing attacks.
  • Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan

    11/06/2013 7:40:18 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 73 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 6 | Mark Urban
    Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight. ... Earlier this year, a senior Nato decision maker told me that he had seen intelligence reporting that nuclear weapons made in Pakistan on behalf of Saudi Arabia are now sitting ready for delivery. Last month Amos Yadlin, a former head of Israeli military intelligence, told a conference in Sweden that if Iran got the bomb, "the Saudis will not wait one month. They already paid for the bomb, they will go to Pakistan...
  • White House Schedule - October 3, 2013 (Politics before Nat Sec!)

    10/03/2013 8:19:42 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    White House ^ | October 3 | White House Staph
    10:40 am The President delivers remarks at M. Luis Construction Company M. Luis Construction Company Pooled Press ________________ 12:00 pm The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office Closed Press ________________ 12:30 pm Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
  • National Day Of Service And Remembrance (Pick up trash for 9/11)

    09/11/2013 4:57:35 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    All For Good ^ | September 11 | Staff
    National Day Of Service And Remembrance Lorton, VA - September 11, 2013 In memorial for September 11, visit Mason Neck State Park in remembrance and help us with a shoreline clean up. Help by volunteering to pick up garbage along the trails and beach to help make the park a more beautiful place. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center.
  • Shots fired near W&J students

    09/08/2013 10:52:40 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 23 replies
    Observer Reporter ^ | September 6 | Aaron Kendeall & Mike Jones
    Less than a year after a Washington & Jefferson College football player was killed near campus, seven students, including four of his former teammates, were confronted in the same area early Friday by an armed man who police say fired two shots. While Washington police said Eric LeMont Williams Jr., 24, of 108 Hall Ave., Washington, fired the shots from his truck, Williams said he was acting in self-defense because he feared becoming “the next Trayvon Martin.”
  • Cause of Death in Teen Wrestling Death Revealed

    09/05/2013 10:39:31 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 33 replies
    AP ^ | September 5 | RUSS BYNUM /Associated Press
    The parents of a south Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in a high school gym want federal authorities to reopen a case that had been declared an accident, the family's attorney said Wednesday.
  • Dying Jeannette boy serves as parents’ best man (must be excerpted)

    08/04/2013 12:30:39 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 3 | Renatta Signorini
    Christine Swidorsky walked slowly toward her bridegroom, carrying the couple's precious best man. She struggled to hold back tears as she held 2-year-old Logan, his medical equipment and a bouquet of orange and yellow flowers... On July 26, doctors told his parents that Logan has a few weeks to live.
  • Protesters leave signs outside Ravenstahl’s home, hold ‘sleep-in’ at office (Trayvon...)

    07/19/2013 7:31:29 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | July 18 | Mike Wereschagin
    Protesters concerned about race relations in Pittsburgh camped outside Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's office overnight, and, when he failed to materialize by morning, they headed to his house... “I wholeheartedly believe in the right to peaceful assembly, however, that does not give anyone the right to damage private property and to frighten people's young children,” Ravenstahl said. Ravenstahl has a son, Cooper, 4.
  • Senators receive closed-door briefing on NSA surveillance (47 get briefed!)

    06/14/2013 4:47:38 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 13 | Ed O'Keefe
    Forty-seven U.S. senators attended a closed-door briefing with top national security officials Thursday to learn more about how telephone and Internet-tracking programs used by the National Security Agency have thwarted multiple terrorist attacks — details that lawmakers said the general public will begin learning more about by Monday. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said it is taking longer to release the information as top NSA officials work to ensure that any information released publicly is as accurate as possible.
  • Obama administration takes first step in probe on who leaked info about phone, email tracking

    06/08/2013 11:57:39 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 84 replies
    Fox & AP & Reuters ^ | June 9 | Catherine Herridge & Chad Pergram & Wire Staff
    The source said a “criminal report has been filed,” which begins the process. ...Fox News confirmed early Sunday that all members of the House of Representatives will be invited to a special, secure briefing on the NSA's surveillance programs on Tuesday. It was unclear if there would be a similar briefing for senators.