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Obama: Leak Accusations ‘Wrong’ and ‘Offensive’

Obama: Leak Accusations ‘Wrong’ and ‘Offensive’

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Friday adamantly denied accusations that his administration intentionally leaked classified national security information to boost his re-election campaign.“The notion that my W…

Bradley Manning Trial: Lawyers Argue to Drop Some Charges

Bradley Manning Trial: Lawyers Argue to Drop Some Charges

Alex Wong/Getty Images(FORT MEADE, Md.) — Bradley Manning sat in the Ft. Meade military courtroom Thursday wearing a new pair of clear, thin glasses and was seemingly engaged as his lawyers argued in pretrial motions that some of the charges against h…

Huge New Hydrogen-Powered Spy Drone Takes Test Flight

Huge New Hydrogen-Powered Spy Drone Takes Test Flight

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(EWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.) — A new unmanned surveillance drone that can stay aloft for four days at a time and has a wingspan bigger than a 757 successfully completed its first test flight over California’s Mojave Desert, tho…

Supreme Court Issues Ruling In Suit Against Cheney Security Detail

Supreme Court Issues Ruling In Suit Against Cheney Security Detail

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Two Secret Service Agents, who were charged with protecting then-Vice President Dick Cheney in 2006, are entitled to qualified immunity from a lawsuit filed against them, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.The case ste…

Authorities Probe Security Breach at San Diego Airport

Authorities Probe Security Breach at San Diego Airport

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — Authorities on Wednesday continued to investigate how a man was able to board a Los Angeles-bound plane at San Diego International Airport Tuesday without a ticket.The man, whose name has not been released, was arre…

Panetta to Navy Grads: Military Is Evolving in Strategy, Diversity

Panetta to Navy Grads: Military Is Evolving in Strategy, Diversity

File photo. Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, U.S. Air Force(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a graduating class of naval officers Tuesday that rapidly changing global challenges for the United States meant they would be tasked with lea…

Man Tries to Rush Cockpit on American Airlines Flight

Man Tries to Rush Cockpit on American Airlines Flight

File photo. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)(MIAMI) — A “disoriented” Canadian man has been arrested for attempting to rush the cockpit of an American Airlines plane at the Miami International Airport on Friday.Ryan Snider, 24, was subdued by two first-class…

Virtual Terrorism: Al Qaeda Video Calls for ‘Electronic Jihad’

Virtual Terrorism: Al Qaeda Video Calls for ‘Electronic Jihad’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Al Qaeda may be turning its destructive attention to cyber warfare against the United States. In a chilling video, an al Qaeda operative calls for “electronic jihad” against the United States, and compares vulnerab…

International Flight Bound for US Diverted for Security Concerns

International Flight Bound for US Diverted for Security Concerns

US Air(WASHINGTON) — A US Airways flight from Paris continued its journey to Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday after it was diverted to Bangor, Maine, because of “suspicious behavior” by a female passenger. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homela…

McCain: Will New F-22 Fighter Limits Affect Missions Abroad?

McCain: Will New F-22 Fighter Limits Affect Missions Abroad?

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A day after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced strict flight restrictions for America’s most expensive fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, over safety concerns about the plane’s oxygen system, Sen. Jo…

American Terrorist’s Mom Wants Him Back Home

American Terrorist’s Mom Wants Him Back Home

FBI(WASHINGTON) — An Alabama mother whose son joined an al Qaeda group in Africa said she can’t turn her back on her boy even though he advocates attacking America and hasn’t been in direct contact with her in years. “If I could touch him for five min…

Counterterrorism Director Addresses Terror Threats, Media Leaks, Wiretapping

Counterterrorism Director Addresses Terror Threats, Media Leaks, Wiretapping

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, broadly addressed counterterrorism issues speaking before the American Bar Association’s standing Committee on Law and National Security …

FBI Investigates Media Leaks in Yemen Bomb Plot

FBI Investigates Media Leaks in Yemen Bomb Plot

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — FBI director Robert S. Mueller III Wednesday disclosed that the FBI is investigating leaks to the news media about the recently disrupted plot by al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate to smuggle a bomb designed t…

Panetta Demands F-22 Raptor Fighter Fixes After Mid-Air Scares

Panetta Demands F-22 Raptor Fighter Fixes After Mid-Air Scares

U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Kasey Close(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demanded the Air Force take measures to make America’s most expensive fighter plane, the F-22 Raptor, safer for its pilots in light of an ongoing, potentially de…

Report: TSA Underreports Incidents

Report: TSA Underreports Incidents

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Nearly half of the security breaches at the nation’s top airports go unreported to the head office, a report released Monday charges. Critics say the lack of reporting makes it more difficult to spot dangero…

Report: TSA Underreports Incidents

Report: TSA Underreports Incidents

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Nearly half of the security breaches at the nation’s top airports go unreported to the head office, a report released Monday charges. Critics say the lack of reporting makes it more difficult to spot dangero…

JetBlue Removes Toddler in ‘No-Fly List’ Error

JetBlue Removes Toddler in ‘No-Fly List’ Error

Scott Olson/Getty Images(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — JetBlue cited a “computer glitch” on Thursday as the reason it removed an 18-month-old girl from a plane bound for New Jersey earlier this week. The toddler and her parents were flying from…

Al Qaeda Mole Recruited By British Intelligence: Officials

Al Qaeda Mole Recruited By British Intelligence: Officials

Saudi fugitive Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri. (Saudi Interior Ministry/Landov)(WASHINGTON) — A mole recruited by British intelligence is the hero who penetrated al Qaeda’s most recent bomb plot, intelligence sources told ABC News. The operation in which the…

Obama: Foiled Al Qaeda Plot Not a Surprise

Obama: Foiled Al Qaeda Plot Not a Surprise

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A foiled al Qaeda bomb plot meant to coincide with the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death did not endanger any American lives, President Obama said, adding that he was “on top of this the entire time.&rd…

US Concerned About Growing Al Qaeda Bomb Plots

US Concerned About Growing Al Qaeda Bomb Plots

Saudi Interior Ministry/Landov(NEW YORK) — The U.S. government is highly concerned that 30-year-old Ibrahim al-Asiri, the man behind al Qaeda’s latest attempt to bring a bomb aboard a U.S.-bound plane, has been actively training a new wave of bo…

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