President Barack Obama stayed publicly mum and placed private calls to top government officials to express solidarity with Boston residents, as a door-to-door manhunt for the surviving suspect in the deadly terror bombings dragged into a second tense evening.
A former civilian guard at a U.S. consulate compound being built in China was sentenced to nine years in prison after admitting that he tried to sell classified photographs and information about the building to the Chinese.
President Barack Obama is seeking new rules to allow federal agencies to fire employees without appeal if their work has some tie to national security, a move that advocates for whistle-blowers say may hurt efforts to keep government transparent and free from corruption.
China’s Pangang Group Co., California businessman Walter Liew and two former DuPont Co. employees face charges they conspired to steal trade secrets about titanium dioxide technology from DuPont, according to the U.S. Justice Department and a revised indictment.
A 22-year-old Lubbock, Texas, resident who was accused of buying chemicals to make a bomb and researching potential targets in the U.S. was convicted of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, authorities said.
When agents arrested Chi Mak in California on charges that he tried to slip U.S. naval technology to China, the government’s list of material restricted for export didn’t specifically name the items he was caught trying to send abroad.