Holder wants $15 million from Congress

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Money would fund “active shooter” training for law enforcement officers in light of the recent incidents.

Video shows brazen meeting of al-Qaeda fighters

A Yemeni who is group’s second in command tells followers that the U.S. remains a target.

U.S. considers more sanctions against Russia

U.S. considers more sanctions against Russia

Officials hope that a diplomatic gathering scheduled for later this week in Geneva will reduce tensions.

Taking not-so-friendly fire on the home front

Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Michael Barrett has gotten some tough criticism for his Hill testimony.

Iran’s pick as U.N. ambassador blocked by U.S.

Move sets up confrontation with Tehran just as sides were making progress in nuclear talks.

American jailed in Yemen has disappeared, his lawyers say

American jailed in Yemen has disappeared, his lawyers say

Yemeni officials give contradictory accounts of Sharif Mobley’s whereabouts, attorneys say.

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns to retire in Oct.

Former ambassador to Jordan and Russia was a career diplomat and a force behind Iran nuclear talks.

U.S. reacted to 2012 bank cyberattack with appeal to allies

Multinational response to suspected Iranian attack, until now untold, reflects Obama’s difficult choices.

NSA Secrets

FILE - This June 6, 213 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The NSA has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the intelligence agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reports. In one case, telephone calls from Washington were intercepted when the city's area code was confused with the dialing code for Egypt.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Revelations and reaction

The National Security Agency has been forced to respond to unprecedented disclosures about its surveillance programs. Those programs have been assailed as a violation of privacy rights by critics and defended as critical to U.S. national security by intelligence officials. Explore our coverage.

House votes to oppose Iran’s choice as U.N. ambassador

House votes to oppose Iran’s choice as U.N. ambassador

Administration will not say whether Obama will sign legislation, which could cause public spat with Tehran.

Inside the FBI’s secret relationship with JSOC

Inside the FBI’s secret relationship with JSOC

Little-known alliance allowed bureau agents to participate in hundreds of raids in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At Senate hearing, Kerry sharply defends Obama policy

At Senate hearing, Kerry sharply defends Obama policy

Secretary of state verbally duels with critics over foreign crises from Syria to Iran to the Mideast peace talks.

Alan Gross, American held in Cuba, goes on hunger strike

Alan Gross, American held in Cuba, goes on hunger strike

Contractor tells legal team protest is a response to inaction by Washington and Havana for past four years.