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US tightens security on New Year's holiday threats

US federal and local security officials are tightening security in high-profile locations tied to New Year's celebrations, considering possible security threats on the New Year holiday, local media reported on Wednesday.

Barack Obama returns to father's homeland Kenya with history, security on his mind

President Barack Obama will land in Kenya on Friday with a mission to strengthen US security and economic ties, but his personal connection to his father`s birthplace will dominate a trip that Kenyans view as a native son returning home.

US House approves bill to end bulk telephone data collection

The bill`s fate is much less certain in the Senate.

Barack Obama to release new national security strategy in 2014

US President Barack Obama on Friday announced that he would release a new national security strategy, updating a similar document he issued in 2010, in which he had describe on building "strategic relationship" with India.

Afghan-US security pact unfinished a day before key Kabul debate

The text of a security pact between the United States and Afghanistan that sets out a military blueprint once Washington starts pulling out its troops after 2014 is unfinished a day before thousands of Afghan elders were due to start debating it.

US security concerns force CIA to call back some employees amid shutdown

In view of the national security, CIA has reportedly asked some employees to return to work as their absence is posing a threat.

Washington Navy Yard: Review of security procedures ordered after shooting

A review of various security procedures have been ordered in the immediate aftermath of the brazen mass shooting inside the highly secure Navy Yard in the US capital that killed 13 persons including the alleged shooter.

Barack Obama reviews national security on 9/11 anniversary

US President Barack Obama reviewed the national security of the country on the 12th anniversary 9/11 twin tower attacks of 2001.

US to close embassies on Sunday over security fears

The United States said it would close an unspecified number of embassies around the world on Sunday over security concerns.

Snowden damaged security of US: George Bush

Fugitive American intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has damaged security of the country by his actions, former US President George W Bush said on Monday.

Google asks US court to allow data query release

Google said it asked a special US court handling national security investigations for permission to publish the number of government requests for data to the Internet giant.

Facebook reveals details of US data requests

Facebook revealed Friday it received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from US authorities in the second half of last year, as it seeks to shield itself from a growing scandal.

You can`t have 100 percent privacy: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama on Friday defended the newly revealed government surveillance programmes as a small price to pay for keeping America safe from terror attacks.

Need balance between national security, media freedom: Obama

The Obama administration is in the middle of a controversy related to intrusion into the phone call records of reporters and editors of the Associated Press.

US panel warns of cyber espionage threat from Chinese telcos

The panel also recommended that US government systems should exclude Huawei or ZTE equipment or component parts.

Huawei, ZTE deny any involvement that risks US security

Chinese telecom gear makers Huawei and ZTE have denied allegations of any involvement that risk national security or economic espionage attempt in the US.

NY lawmakers shun companies doing Iran business

New York`s legislative leaders said they`ll join Florida, California in trying to dissuade Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

After WikiLeaks, US tries to guard classified data

The US government announced steps to clamp down on who can access classified information.

9/11 lawsuit blames United Airlines for lapse

A lawsuit filed in a federal court
here has pointed figures at United Airlines for security
failures during the 9/11 attacks.

New York cracks down after "credible" 9/11 threat

A manhunt was under way for two or three suspects, US officials said on condition of anonymity.