Murky future for NSA data sweep as 'sunset' looms

Activists protest the surveillance of US citizens by the NSA outside the Justice Department where President Barack Obama gave a speech on reforming the NSA January 17, 2014 in Washington, DCWith a key law underpinning US bulk surveillance programs set to expire, the future appears murky for the data sweep led by the National Security Agency. This would shut down most "bulk collection" efforts by US intelligence and law enforcement, programs which have sparked outrage since revelations from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.



THE LATEST: Figo slams Blatter again after FIFA election

FIFA vice president Michel Platini of France attends the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP)ZURICH (AP) — The latest on FIFA developments:



US drops Cuba from terror blacklist in landmark move

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, on April 11, 2015The United States dropped Cuba from its blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism on Friday, removing yet another hurdle as the two countries seek to restore diplomatic ties frozen for five decades. Cuba has vehemently protested its 1982 inclusion on the blacklist -- which hampered its access to global markets and tarred it as an international pariah -- and had demanded that the decision be rescinded. Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed that effective Friday a "final decision" had been taken to remove Cuba from the list, after President Barack Obama in April gave Congress 45 days to object.



Hamlin wins the pole at Dover International Speedway

Denny Hamlin drives his car during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Friday, May 29, 2015, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Hamlin won the pole. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was in the clear, in his head and on the track.



House committee chairman subpoenas IRS official for hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena Friday for an IRS official to testify at a hearing on the Freedom of Information Act.


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