By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A secret U.S. intelligence court let the National Security Agency collect an expanded amount of data about Americans' email even after finding that the agency systematically exceeded the limits of a smaller program, newly released documents show. The judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court recounted a litany of problems with the first, smaller program, including the NSA collecting more categories of information than had been approved by the court and sharing data more widely within the electronic eavesdropping agency than had been authorized. At issue are emails among U.S. citizens that the NSA scooped up in its pursuit of foreign intelligence. The programs let the NSA search for Americans who had electronic contact with people who were in turn linked to people hostile to the United States.
DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak are meeting Tuesday with some of the family members of people who got sick or died, an attorney and one of the relatives said.
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado teenager who killed and dismembered a 10-year-old girl in the Denver area last year was ordered to spend the rest of his life behind bars after an emotional hearing that ended Tuesday.
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival has announced thesecond slate of artists who will be performing at the 28th editiontaking place from March 11 through March 16 in Austin, Texas. Thisbilling brings the total number of confirmed acts to over 500, butonly encompasses a small portion of what is to come in this year'sfestival, says Elizabeth Derczo, SXSW publicist. A quick glancereveals standout artists such as electronic music trailblazer GaryNuman, the bluesy strummings of G. Love, electronic rock duoPhantogram, and the lyrically-endowed Talib Kweli. ...