NYPD Feuds With DOJ, Poor DHS Oversight, Senate to Probe Bond-Raters
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NYPD Feuds with DOJ Over Surveillance » An effort by the NYPD to get broader latitude to eavesdrop on terrorism suspects has run into sharp resistance from the Justice Department in a bitter struggle that has left both sides accusing each other of endangering national security. — New York Times
Poor DHS Purchases Oversight » A GAO report says the Homeland Security Department has done a poor job overseeing the purchase of billions of dollars of equipment and technology since the agency was created five years ago.— USA Today
In Japan, Killer Possibly Targeting Bureaucrats » A killer in Japan may be hunting government officials associated with the loss of millions of pension records. — Washington Post
Clinton Agrees to Disclose Donors » Bill Clinton has agreed to a series of concessions requested by Barack Obama's presidential transition team, moving his wife one step closer to potentially becoming the next secretary of state. — Washington Post
Inauguration Housing is Risky Business » As out-of-towners search for rentals for the upcoming inauguration, the potential for fraud runs high. — Washington Post
Amber Alert Standards Vary Widely » Despite a federal law meant to create a uniform system, there are wide variations in what triggers an Amber Alert from one state to the next, which can heighten the tension when a suspect crosses state lines. — Associated Press
More Trouble for Cunningham Friend » Thomas Kontogiannis, who is serving an 8-year federal prison sentence for laundering bribes paid to former Rep. Randy Cunningham (R-Calif.), was accused last week of stealing $ 50 million. — Newsday
Google Urged to Increase E-mail Security » Consumer Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group, wants Google Inc. to implement more privacy protections in its e-mail and search systems, citing the possibility that Google may be looking at e-mails coming from, as well as going to, GMail accounts. — Phoenix Business Journal
Judge Rules for Franken » A Minnesota judge granted Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken's request Wednesday for the release of information on voters whose absentee ballots were rejected. — Associated Press
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