A gunman opened fire on a street corner near the campus of Santa Monica College, wounding at least three people, authorities said. Two people were later found dead in a burned home near the campus.
An IRS agent in the embattled Cincinnati office is lashing out at the agency's managers for pinning the blame on them for the targeting of conservative groups, describing one official's attempt to pass the blame as a "nuclear strike on us."
Republican and Democratic lawmakers already are plotting ways to rein in the Obama administration's mass collection of phone and Internet data, after a rapid-fire series of disclosures about the program set off privacy alarms.
Net companies have long been monitoring the data that covers a person's entire life: e-mail, financial info, health-related searches, family members, and mroe. It represents a level of surveillance that was never possible before. And the government may be reading it. But how?