That new phone, TV may be spying on you

by Andrea Shea King -- "I always feel like somebody's watching me And I have no privacy... When I come home at night, I bolt the door real tight People call me on more…

DEA mines intel to spy on Americans

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across more…

Transgenders seek new birth-certificate laws

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) WASHINGTON — Kaprice Williams has been waiting four years for a new birth certificate. Williams, 50, transitioned from male to female when she was 15, more…

FBI to Internet providers: Install surveillance

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEWS.CNET) — The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep inside companies' internal networks to facilitate surveillance efforts. FBI officials have been sparring more…

AP: A-Rod can play during suspension appeal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday, likely through the 2014 season, as part of Major League Baseball's latest drug investigation but can play while more…

U.S. embassies now closed through Saturday

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [iframe src="http://embed.newsinc.com/Single/iframe.html?WID=2&VID=24995593&freewheel=91417&sitesection=wnd&height=338&width=600" height=338 width=600 frameborder=no scrolling=no noresize marginwidth=0px marginheight=0px] (USATODAY) — The U.S. State Department announced that 19 embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa will more…

House votes to block IRS from Obamacare

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="VxYnZyZDocsnSHI4PACgjaCmJNyE8oLx"] House Republicans voted in support of legislation linking taxes, the IRS and the unpopular Obamacare, just before leaving Washington for their August recess on Friday. The more…

Have U.S. 'investments' in Mideast paid off?

by Steve Peacock -- Contradictory claims of total dollar figures for U.S. foreign aid circulate around the Internet, containing oft-repeated figures that may or may not reflect reality. In response to those more…