(CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder called the leaks about U.S. surveillance programs "extremely damaging" and vowed justice for whoever disseminated the information.
Appearing at a U.S.-European Union ministerial meeting Friday in Dublin, Ireland, Holder was asked by a reporter why the United States hasn't requested the arrest of Edward Snowden, the self-avowed National Security Agency leaker.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that human genes cannot be patented.
But in something of a compromise decision, all nine justices said while the naturally occurring isolated biological material itself is not patentable, a synthetic version of the gene material may be patented.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, who worked with NSA leaker Edward Snowden on articles about the agency's secret surveillance programs, slammed U.S. Rep. Peter King after the New York Republican called for the columnist to face criminal charges.
"You can't just go on national television and call for the arrest and prosecution of a journalist and tell outright falsehoods when you're doing it, without consequences," Greenwald told CNN's AC360 on Wednesday night.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Is the U.S. government indiscriminately monitoring your phone calls or e-mails? It says no.
But reports in two newspapers this week claim that intelligence agencies have collected vast amounts of data from U.S. phone and Internet companies.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The Internal Revenue Service has placed two employees on administrative leave in connection with a 2010 conference in Anaheim, California, which cost millions of taxpayer dollars.
The employees were not identified in a Wednesday statement from IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel, nor were the exact circumstances of their alleged wrongdoing detailed.FULL STORY
(CNN) – The FBI announced Thursday its agents are looking for a letter, this one directed to the Central Intelligence Agency, that it believes was similar to at least three other letters that contained ricin.
Letters were sent to a federal judge, a Spokane post office, President Barack Obama and Fairchild Air Force Base, the FBI said. Tests are being conducted on the letter sent to Fairchild Air Force Base to determine whether it - like those other three letter - contained ricin.FULL STORY
(CNN) - A suspicious letter addressed to President Barack Obama intercepted Thursday in the Washington area appears to be connected to possibly poison-laced notes sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and an anti-illegal-gun group he founded, a law enforcement official said.
The official did not know the status of any testing on anything found in the letter and did not disclose any details about whether there was a message in the letter. The source said the letter appears similar to the notes sent to the mayor and his group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.FULL STORY
Updated Wednesday 5/29 6:18 p.m. ET
(CNN) – Preliminary tests indicate ricin was found in letters sent this past weekend to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, New York deputy police commissioner Paul Browne said Wednesday.
Browne said the letter to Bloomberg contained a threat to the mayor and referenced the debate on gun laws.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - A congressional committee on Tuesday subpoenaed documents and communications from current and former top State Department officials related to the development of "talking points" used by the Obama administration to explain the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, last September.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sought information from 10 people, including the agency's No. 2 official, the top aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the department's former spokeswoman, the panel's chairman, Darrell Issa, said in a statement.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The FAA has suspended all employee furloughs, according to statement from the agency Saturday. "Air traffic facilities will begin to return to regular staffing levels over the next 24 hours and the system will resume normal operations by Sunday evening," the statement said.