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  • A man with a gun runs along a street during a clash between opposition protesters and riot police near the Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine. As questions circulate about who was behind the lethal snipers that sowed death and terror in Ukraine’s capital, doctors and others told the AP the similarity of bullets wounds suffered by opposition victims and police indicates the snipers were specifically trying to stoke tensions and spark a larger, angrier clash between opposition fighters and government security forces.

    Russia, Ukraine feud over sniper carnageMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Vladamir Putin has pushed the idea that the sniper shootings were ordered by opposition leaders, while Kremlin officials have pointed to a recording of a leaked phone call between Estonia’s foreign minister and the European Union’s foreign policy chief as evidence to back up that version.

     
  •  Privacy expert Christopher Parsons outside his Toronto office on Wednesday. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s nightly news program, ‘The National,’ revealed the names of three NSA employees when its cameras panned across NSA documents during voice-overs.

    Media try, sometimes fail, to keep NSA’s secrets Feb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    The accidental disclosures — the AP counted at least eight of them — involve carelessness by some television broadcasters, sloppy digital redactions applied to copies of documents and, in the Guardian’s case, an incomplete understanding of what information might be revealing.The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s nightly news program, “The National,” revealed the names of three NSA employees when its cameras panned across NSA documents during voice-overs.

     
  •  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson holds up his New York subway card Friday after giving his first major address at the Wilson Center in Washington. The civil war in Syria has become a matter of U.S. homeland security over concerns about a small number of Americans who have gone to fight with Syrian rebels and returned home, Johnson said.

    US: Syria conflict a threat to homeland Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The U.S. fighters in Syria are recruited by extremists, indoctrinated and provided terror training, according to one of the officials briefed on the threat. More Americans are considering going over, the official said.

     
  • Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

    NSA leaks worst intelligence breach? Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The U.S. intelligence chief, James Clapper, said this week that the loss of state secrets as a result of leaks by former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden was the worst in American history. Clapper backed up his assertion with dire forecasts about emboldened enemies abroad, but some historians and researchers said the U.S. has struggled with even more devastating intelligence breakdowns over the past century.

     
  • Moving Jeep explodes in Washington city Jan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    An explosion from a firecracker inside a moving Jeep blew off the driver’s hand early Saturday and scattered debris over half a block, prompting initial fears over the man’s intent, police and neighbors said. Witnesses saw a flash of light from inside the vehicle, a red Jeep with a gray top, as it drove down a residential street in north Spokane, police said.

     
  •  Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, front left, chairperson of Philippine Government Peace Panel, and Mohagher Iqbal, front right, chief negotiator for the Moro National Liberation Front, exchange signed documents Saturday as Malaysian facilitator Abdul Ghafar Tengku Mohamed, front center, witnesses after the 43rd GPH-MILF Exploratory Talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Philippines, Muslim rebels clinch peace deal Jan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Despite the milestone, both the government and the rebels acknowledged that violence would not end overnight in a region that has long grappled with a volatile mix of crushing poverty, huge numbers of illegal firearms, clan wars and weak law enforcement. One rebel group vowed to keep fighting.

     
  • Gregory Arthur Weiler II

    Elk Grove man accused in Oklahoma bomb plot deemed insane Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Elk Grove Village man accused in a failed plot to firebomb dozens of Oklahoma churches was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday after prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed he was mentally ill.U.S. District Judge Claire Eagan found Gregory Arthur Weiler II of Elk Grove Village, not guilty on a charge of possessing an unregistered, destructive device.

     
  •  Syrian citizens bury the bodies of victims who were killed Thursday by a car bomb at a mass grave, at al-Kaffat village in the central Hama province, Syria, on Friday. Rebel-on-rebel fighting between an al-Qaida-linked group and an array of more moderate and ultraconservative Islamists has killed nearly 500 people over the past week.

    500 reported killed in rebel infighting in Syria Jan 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and another al-Qaida-linked group known as Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front, initially joined forces with moderate rebels fighting to oust Assad in a conflict that began in March 2011 as a popular uprising but morphed into a civil war.

     
  •  Olympic torch bearer Viktor Basargin holds the Olympic torch Saturday as he lights a symbolic Olympic flame during the torch relay in Perm, Russia.

    ’Putin’s Games’ could be compliment or curse Jan 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    One suicide bomber blew herself up at Volgograd’s main railway station last Sunday, and another on a bus during Monday’s rush hour. After visiting the scene on Wednesday and receiving assurances that security was being strengthened, Putin returned to Sochi on Friday to show it was business as usual, even taking to the slopes with his skis.

     
  •  Civilians inspect the aftermath of a massive bomb attack Friday in Balad Ruz, 45 miles northeast of Baghdad. Officials say scores were killed when a pickup truck laden with explosives blew up on a busy commercial street Thursday evening.

    Al-Qaeda forces take Fallujah Jan 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Al-Qaeda-linked militants held control of much of the Iraqi city of Fallujah and other nearby towns, fighting off efforts by troops with air support to dislodge them, according to a witness.

     
  •  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    White House releases more documents on NSA surveillance origins Dec 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    President Barack Obama hinted Friday that he would consider some changes to NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records to address the public’s concern about privacy. His comments came in a week where a federal judge declared NSA’s collection program “unconstitutional,” and a presidential advisory panel suggested 46 changes to NSA operations.

     
  •  U.N. troops from India patrol at the compound in Juba, South Sudan. The U.N.’s humanitarian arm said Friday that 34,000 people in South Sudan are seeking refuge at U.N. bases in three locations across the country.

    U.N. evacuates South Sudan base Dec 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    The UN Security Council expressed “grave alarm and concern regarding the rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.”

     
  •  National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander testifies on Capitol Hill Wednesday in Washington before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Continued Oversight of U.S. Government Surveillance Authorities.”

    NSA has capacity for decoding private conversations Dec 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Digital transmission and encryption have become almost universally available in the United States, and they are now standard throughout much of the world. Governments typically dictate what kind of encryption technology, if any, can be deployed by cellphone service providers. As a result, cellular communications in some nations, including China, feature weak encryption or none at all.

     
  •  A man looks at documents at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

    CIA Benghazi team clash led to ‘stand down’ report Dec 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The senior CIA officers in charge in Libya that day told Congress of a chaotic scramble to aid Ambassador Chris Stevens and others who were in the outpost when it was attacked by militants on the 11th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.Those CIA leaders decided they and their security contractor team should wait before rushing from their annex into the violence roughly a mile away.

     
  • US offering to destroy Syrian chemicals at sea Nov 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot, U.S. government-owned ship, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The plan, still subject to final approval, would involve destroying the weapons, likely aboard the MV Cape Ray in the Mediterranean Sea, with U.S. Navy warships patrolling nearby.

     
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  • Suburban native may need 2nd operation after LAX shooting Nov 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Lake Forest native injured during Friday’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport is in fair condition and likely will need an additional surgery, officials at the hospital where he’s being treated said Sunday. Brian Ludmer, 29 and 2002 graduate of Lake Forest High School, was waiting for a flight to Boston for a family wedding Friday when he was shot twice in a leg by a man who opened fire inside a security checkpoint.

     
  •  Surveillance cameras are visible Saturday near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during a rally to protest against the National Security Agency’s spying on Americans.

    NSA spying threatens to hamper foreign policy Oct 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    “The magnitude of the eavesdropping is what shocked us,” former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said in a radio interview. “Let’s be honest, we eavesdrop too. Everyone is listening to everyone else. But we don’t have the same means as the United States, which makes us jealous.”

     
  • Kevin Jones, right, and Jeff Gove of the Des Plaines Fire Department prepare to raise the colors at the Sept. 11 memorial and Patriot Day ceremony at fire station 1 on Wednesday.

    Images: Suburban Sept. 11 memorial services Sep 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    On the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, memorial observances were held locally in Des Plaines, Hoffman Estates, Carol Stream, Naperville, Elgin, Veronon Hills, Mundelein and Carpentersville.

     
  • Associated Press/The Guardian Newspaper Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, has given reports on intelligence programs to British media.

    Documents offer glimpse of U.S. cyber black ops Aug 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Budget documents say the $652 million project has placed “covert implants,” sophisticated malware transmitted from far away, in computers, routers and firewalls on tens of thousands of machines every year, with plans to expand those numbers into the millions.

     
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