A civil liberties watchdog Tuesday sued a clutch of Obama administration officials in federal court in New York, challenging its phone surveillance enterprises.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Monday called self-professed National Security Agency surveillance plans leaker Edward Snowden a traitor.
The White House denounced a House vote to restart the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.
The White House Wednesday condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the takeover of Qusair, Syria, by government troops and Hezbollah forces.
U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday national security adviser Tom Donilon is stepping down and will be replaced by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday senior administration officials' alternate email accounts are not truly secret.
The United States still needs more evidence to confirm the use of sarin gas in the Syrian civil war, a White House spokesman said Tuesday.
Amnesty International said positive statements from the United States on a global arms trade treaty were indicative of its wide-ranging support.
A trade union with 240,000 members called a two-day strike beginning Tuesday to protest the governing party of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
President Obama said he was reaching beyond the Iranian energy sector by targeting the national currency and automotive sector with sanctions.