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Cybersecurity proposals part of decade-old programs

...crime, prompting changes and calls from some lawmakers to curtail domestic surveillance programs.Also on Tuesday, U.S. officials testified before a House Foreign Affairs panel about the threat posed by North Korea, including the Sony attack...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-01-14/cybersecurity-proposals-part-decade
Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

...economic lift that the Castro regime needs to become permanent fixtures in Cuba for generations to come," Rubio said.U.S. officials said Cuba was taking some steps as part of the agreement to address its human rights issues, including freeing 53...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-12-17/obama-us-re-establishing-rela
Bottom Line

...began. Both died while being whisked away from the al-Qaida stronghold in Yemen.Somers' relatives have blasted U.S. officials, blaming the military for his death and saying he would still be alive if not for the rescue attempt.Perhaps...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-14/bottom-line
CDC announces enhanced screening efforts to contain Ebola

ATLANTA - As they mourned the death Wednesday of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S., officials announced enhanced screening for the 150 travelers a day from Ebola-ravaged countries in Africa flying into America, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-08/cdc-announces-enhanced-scree
Drop the PR - stop the disease

...Hopkins and the University of North Carolina wrote in the Annals of Internal Medicine."Meanwhile, overly sanguine U.S. officials are relying on thin layers of honor and luck to protect Americans, even as flights here from the Ebola hot zone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-04/drop-pr-stop-disease
Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

...large swaths of Syria and northern and western Iraq.U.S. officials said the airstrikes began around 8:30 p.m. and...continue for several more hours, according to one U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-09-22/pentagon-us-partners-begin-ai
The unchanging face of terror

...World reporters even made a conscious point to fill the second sentence of their breaking news story with an unnamed U.S. official who said so far there is "no indication the shooter has ties to violent Islamic extremism."What? There also was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-24/unchanging-face-terro
Jury acquits former UBS executive in IRS offshore tax evasion probe

...taxpayers concealed assets from the IRS in the UBS accounts.Another former UBS banker, Bradley Birkenfeld, provided U.S. officials with a vast trove of information that pierced the veil of secrecy that has long hidden Swiss bank accounts. Birkenfeld...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-03/jury-acquits-former-ubs-ex
CIA director apologizes for Senate computer searches

...fake user account in an effort to retrieve documents the CIA believed the Senate staffers had improperly accessed.A U.S. official familiar with the inspector general report disputed that hacking tools were used, and said that there was no malicious...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-31/cia-director-apologizes-
US, China vow to improve cooperation despite disputes

...was respect for each other's sovereignty and to "refrain from imposing your will or model on other side." No U.S. official explicitly mentioned the cyberhacking dispute between Washington and Beijing that has simmered since the U.S. indicted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-09/us-china-vow-improve-coope