Yemen's descent into political chaos makes it the latest Mideast nation too dangerous for U.S. officials to operate in — a development intelligence sources say will dangerously limit America's ability to track and target al Qaeda and other extremist terror movements in the region.
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By S.A. Miller - The Washington Times
Sen. John McCain on Thursday scolded Senate Democratic Whip Richard J. Durbin for accusing Republicans of making Loretta Lynch "sit on the back of the bus" by delaying a confirmation vote on her nomination for attorney general, which could make her the first black female to serve as American's top cop. Published March 19, 2015
Mitch McConnell says the Senate must finish a human trafficking bill before it can vote on confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general.
Homeland Security agents netted a suspected child pornographer this week after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made a plea asking the public for tips in locating a man captured on video abusing an 8-year-old girl.
President Obama said Thursday night that the suspect or suspects who shot two Ferguson, Missouri, police officers "need to be arrested."
A Metro Transit Police officer fatally shot a person inside a train tunnel Thursday night near the Potomac Avenue Metro Station, shutting down the D.C. station overnight.
Activists offered their support to the two police officers shot Thursday in Ferguson but acknowledged that the gunfire delivered a setback to the movement as questions surfaced over whether nonstop protests helped provoke the incident.
Within the last two weeks, Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has written two scathing letters to the Department of Justice and the FBI questioning the law enforcement agency's treatment of whistleblowers and its handling of retaliation complaints.
The Justice Department announced Thursday the six cities that will be part of a $4.75 million pilot program to restore trust between police agencies and the communities they serve.
A collection of civil-liberties and free-speech advocates, including the popular Wikipedia site, announced Tuesday they are suing the National Security Agency over its broad surveillance of U.S. Internet traffic, in part based on information gleaned from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Bowing again to opposition from Second Amendment supporters, the Obama administration Tuesday backed off on another gun control proposal, specifically a proposal to ban ammunition commonly used in AR-15 rifles.
As police departments across the country increasingly turn to body cameras to improve officer accountability, the Metropolitan Police Department plans to expand use of cameras among officers following successful completion of a pilot program involving the technology.
The mayor of Ferguson said city officials will hold accountable anyone involved in the targeting of the minority community for tickets and arrests revealed in last week’s Justice Department report.
Neither police officer Darren Wilson in Missouri nor neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Florida was indicted on civil rights violations in their shootings of unarmed young black men, bringing into question why the Justice Department investigated in the first place and whether the bar is set too high to convict on such statutes.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday the Justice Department has found a "pattern of excessive force" and financial exploitation by law enforcement agencies in Ferguson, Missouri.
Lawmakers of both parties told the FBI that the agency culture and structure are both hostile to whistleblowers, a fact they said the bureau needs to change, from top to bottom.
Former Officer Darren Wilson has been cleared of all civil rights violations in the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, following a Justice Department investigation.
The White House said Monday that President Obama believes a ban on bullets commonly used with the AR-15 rifle will save police officers' lives.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2011 campaign to drive Moammar Gadhafi from power did significant damage to U.S. intelligence, according to a top Libyan aide and U.S. intelligence officials.
The FBI said that it needs the ability to collect the metadata of millions of Americans because suspected terrorists are digitally "going dark" like never before.
The Justice Department has launched an investigation into at least 10 big banks to see if officials rigged prices of precious metals — though European regulators looking into the same thing had to conclude: There was no wrongdoing.
The nation's top cybersecurity official said Monday that he expects a major cyberattack against the U.S. before he leaves office while warning that America needs to do more to keep up with Russia, China and other potential adversaries in this field.
The nation has lost counterterrorism and surveillance capabilities due to the revelations by leaker Edward Snowden, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, said Monday at a cybersecurity forum.
There has been a surge of applicants vying for police academy positions around the country, even as the role of law enforcement has come under fire due to the highly politicized events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, where cops were questioned for their use of force against black men.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was captured on audio admitting that police by and large focus their patrols on minority neighborhoods because "that's where all the crime is," he said during a recent address at the Aspen Institute.
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