NEWS & ANALYSIS
Apr 19, 2013 -The New York Times "Lede" blog reports that the Boston Marathon suspects, identified as Chechen brothers who had lived in the area about a year, led police on a chase earlier this morning during which police fatally shot one suspect; the other was reportedly still on the run as of 8 a.m.
Apr 18, 2013 -FBI releases photos of two suspects and asks for public's help in identifying and locating them. They caution that they should be considered armed and dangerous.
Apr 17, 2013 -Speaking at a press conference a little after noon, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has confirmed that a suspicious letter intended for the President was stopped at an offsite facility and is undergoing further testing. Carney had no new news about the Boston bombings. He encouraged everyone to let the investigation run its course. UPDATE: UPDATE: U.S. Capitol police were questioning an individual who delivered at least two suspicious packages to Senate office buildings, Sergeant at Arms Terence Gaine said," reported New York Daily News earlier today. About 1pm, reports the New Hampshire Union Leader, U.S. Capitol Police "announced the Hart Senate Office Building has reopened after the substance found there tested negative
Apr 17, 2013 -Law enforcement has a suspect in mind as the sender of the alleged ricin letter to Senator Roger Wicker. No real suspects or motives have yet emerged in the Boston Marathon bombings. Pressure cookers have been favored by terrorist bomb makers for some time. DHS is questioned on adding Saudi Arabia to Trusted Traveler program.
Apr 15, 2013 -Bombs set off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon wound nearly two dozen people and kill several people, according to reports.
Apr 05, 2013 -Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper took steps today to address an issue faced by victims of sexual assault who have or are trying to obtain a security clearance: They may fear disclosing mental health information on their application.
Mar 27, 2013 -Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, is defending the decision to allow small knives on planes. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says that the nation is at increased risk of bioterror attacks. Great Britain may expand its surveillance laws.
Mar 14, 2013 -Google gets the message on privacy, GAO examines whether states and feds are sharing information on suspicious activity, Iran steps up support for Syria, and more.
Mar 08, 2013 -Senate Committee criticizes lax treatment of banks that violate money laundering laws; a report finds flaws with how the Army handles PTSD, and the DOD explains the Cyber Command mission.
Mar 04, 2013 -Cartels get creative; Chinese hackers undeterred by media attention; and civil libertarians raise more concerns about domestic drones.