FBI chokes on backlog
of untranslated Arabic

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – A shortage of Arabic translators is not only hurting intelligence-gathering efforts in Iraq, where troops are hunting Saddam Hussein and armed resistors, but also at home, more…

Al-Qaida set to exploit
bigger airline loophole?

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – Increasing numbers of Middle Easterners are ducking a new anti-terrorist screening system by coming to America on passports from "low-risk" nations such as France, which participate more…

Homeland Security honcho comes under ethical cloud

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- "Please be advised I will not tolerate any further derogatory comments from you about my knowledge, qualifications and/or professional competence." That was former White House computer more…

U.S. ignored warnings
about no-visa program

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – The Homeland Security Department says it has suspended the little-known federal Transit Without Visa program after learning al-Qaida plans to exploit the screening loophole to hijack more…

Clinton-style amnesia returns

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – The source of the mysterious amnesia that struck so many Clinton officials when scandals broke last decade may finally be known. It's apparently something in the more…

FBI invites Muslim
scholars to preach

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – Even as the FBI takes new heat over the 9-11 report's revelation that it overlooked ties between a Muslim cleric and two of the al-Qaida hijackers, more…

White House: Condi Rice staying

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – The White House denies reports that National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice plans to resign over the State of the Union controversy. "Absolutely not," NSC spokesman Michael more…

Questions deepen over
Iraq-Africa claim

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – The thrust of Britain's uranium charge against Iraq, cited by President Bush in his prewar State of the Union speech, was indeed the alleged Niger procurement more…