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Jul 29, 2014 — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is introducing a bill to overhaul the way the National Security Agency collects telephone data under the Patriot Act.
Jul 29, 2014 — A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, and what it takes to do the job.
Jul 28, 2014 — A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.
Jul 27, 2014 — The State Department says the photos show burn marks from the firing of multiple rocket launchers inside Russia and resulting craters on the other side of the border.
Jul 27, 2014 — Fighting in the country's east has killed at least 38 people since the U.S. on Saturday temporarily closed its embassy in the capital, citing security concerns.
 
The HBO documentary The Newburgh Sting will air Monday at 9 p.m. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Newburgh_Sting#mediaviewer/File:The_Newburgh_Sting_poster.jpg">Wikipedia</a>, Public Domain, some rights reserved
The HBO documentary The Newburgh Sting will air Monday at 9 p.m. Photo: Wikipedia, Public Domain, some rights reserved

Documentary examines NY terrorism case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A new documentary examines what led to the 2009 arrests on terrorism charges of four Hudson Valley men.

The men were approached by an FBI informant and asked to join his plans to bomb a Jewish synagogue and shoot down U.S. military planes.  Go to full article
Specialist Terry J. Hume of Merced, CA. Photo: U.S. Army

Fort Drum soldier dies in Afghanistan

A 10th Mountain Division Soldier died Monday in Logar province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident.

According to a press release from Fort Drum's public affairs office, 34-year-old specialist Specialist Terry J. Hurne, of Merced, California, was a utilities equipment repairer. He was with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team.  Go to full article

Schumer urges reward for return of Nigerian girls

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is calling on the U.S. State Department to establish a reward for reliable information leading to the rescue of 276 missing girls in Nigeria.

Schumer says the U.S. should also provide refugee status to anyone who isn't a terrorist and helps find them while placing on its terrorist watch list any individual discovered buying the girls or harming them.  Go to full article
Jack Burke won't be traveling to Sochi to watch Olympic competitions. Instead, he spent time in Europe watching his son Tim compete on the World Cup circuit. Photo: Brian Mann

For Olympic families, anxiety about Sochi

In these final weeks before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, there's growing of anxiety about safety and the threat of terrorism in Russia. The state department has issued a...  Go to full article
Trainees work on an MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Reaper drone crashes in Lake Ontario

The search for an unmanned drone aircraft that went down in the waters of Lake Ontario yesterday, is expected to continue today. There were no reports of any injuries or...  Go to full article
NY Congressman Bill Owens at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fort Drum's Warrior Transition Battalion Complex in May 2012. Photo: Army Medicine, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

What Owens still needs to know before Syria vote

North Country Congressman Bill Owens says he needs more information before deciding whether to vote for or against military action against Syria.

The Democrat says...  Go to full article
Banford Elementary School in Canton. Photo: Canton Central School

School leaders seek answers on bomb hoaxes

The Newtown shootings and the Boston Marathon bombings have left all of America asking questions about security. But schools have been particularly on edge.
...  Go to full article
The Via Rail/Amtrak train "Maple Leaf" (shown here near Niagara Falls) makes the Toronto to New York City run. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/3336/5313641895/">Diego Torres Silvestre</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Canada disrupts Al Qaeda-supported "major terror plot"

Canadian officials say they have disrupted a "major" terror plot involving two men in Montreal and Toronto who were planning to derail a VIA passenger train.
...  Go to full article
Laura and Pat Monroe-Duprey on the way to yesterday's Boston Marathon.

Canton marathoner turned back by bombs

Federal investigators say no one has claimed responsibility for the Boston Marathon attack that killed three people and wounded more than 140.

Officials say the...  Go to full article
Student crews work on the MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Drones train above North Country Adirondacks

There's been a lot of news lately about the Obama Administration's use of drones, or unmanned military aircraft, to kill alleged terrorists. Critics have said the attacks...  Go to full article

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