CIA http://news.stlpublicradio.org en President Obama Makes Cabinet Announcements http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-makes-cabinet-announcements <p>President Obama made announcements today on two new members of his cabinet:</p><ul><li>Former Nebraska senator <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/06/168740451/gop-senators-warn-of-tough-road-for-hagel-nomination">Chuck Hagel </a>as Secretary of Defense, and</li><li><p>Counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/07/168773716/counterterrorism-adviser-brennan-to-be-tapped-for-cia">to direct the Central Intelligence Agency</a></p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:53:37 +0000 Kelsey Proud 8089 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Obama Makes Cabinet Announcements Ex-CIA agent from O'Fallon charged with leak granted bond http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-cia-agent-ofallon-charged-leak-granted-bond <p>A Virginia judge has granted bond to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-cia-agent-ofallon-mo-charged-leak-new-york-times">a former CIA officer from O'Fallon accused of leaking government secrets</a> about Iran to a reporter for the New York Times.</p><p>Jeffrey Sterling had been in custody since his arrest on Jan. 6 on charges that he illegally disclosed classified documents to reporter James Risen between 2001 and 2006.</p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 19:56:07 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 389 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ex-CIA agent from O'Fallon charged with leak granted bond Ex-CIA agent from O'Fallon pleads not guilty to leaking info http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-cia-agent-ofallon-pleads-not-guilty-leaking-info <p>Jeffery Sterling, the former CIA agent from O'Fallon <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-cia-agent-ofallon-mo-charged-leak-new-york-times">accused of illegally leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter about Iran</a>, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.</p><p>Sterling <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-cia-officer-ofallon-accused-leak-waives-extradition">waived extradition Monday</a> during a brief federal court appearance in St. Louis and pleaded guilty in an arraignment Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Va.</p> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:23:45 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 327 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ex-CIA agent from O'Fallon pleads not guilty to leaking info Ex-CIA officer from O'Fallon accused of leak waives extradition http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-cia-officer-ofallon-accused-leak-waives-extradition <p>A <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-cia-agent-ofallon-mo-charged-leak-new-york-times">former CIA operative accused of disclosing confidential documents to a New York Times reporter</a> has agreed to be returned to Virginia to face prosecution.</p><p>Jeffrey Sterling of O'Fallon, Mo., waived extradition Monday during a brief federal court appearance in St. Louis. The timing of his flight back to Virginia is unclear. Sterling recently had a knee replaced and he will be returned to Virginia as soon as it is medically possible.</p> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:13:28 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 286 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ex-CIA officer from O'Fallon accused of leak waives extradition Morning headlines: Former CIA agent jailed, Mo. legislators want to limit minimum wage, Early voting summary approved, Boone bridge closed this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-former-cia-agent-jailed-mo-legislators-want-limit-minimum-wage-early-voting <ul><li>A former CIA agent is jailed after allegedly leaking classified information about Iran to a New York Times reporter. Jeffrey Sterling, 43, of O'Fallon, Mo. is charged in a ten count indictment. The federal indictment charges Sterling with unauthorized disclosure of national defense information. The indictment did not specify what he leaked, but The Associated Press reports the leaks were to Pulitizer Prize winning journalist James Risen for his 2008 book State of War. The book details information about the CIA's covert spy war in Iran.</li><li>Some Missouri legislators want to limit the growth of the state's minimum wage. A 2006 law approved by Missouri voters requires the state's minimum wage to be adjusted annually with inflation. But if the federal minimum wage is higher, then that is used instead. <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills081/member/mem033.htm">Republic House member Jerry Nolte,</a> of Gladstone, has filed legislation prohibiting the Missouri minimum wage from rising above the federal one. The bill has the backing of several other Republicans, as well as a coalition of business groups. Nolte says it's important for Missouri businesses to keep wages comparable to those of most neighboring states. Missouri currently follows the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. <a href="http://www.labor.mo.gov/">The state labor department </a>says Missouri's wage this year would otherwise be $7.00 per hour.</li><li>People who want a <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/news.asp?id=968">state ballot initiative </a>that could lead to early voting have a green light from the&nbsp; state to start gathering signatures. <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/">The Missouri secretary of state's office </a>approved a summary of the initiative petition yesterday. Supporters must collect between 91,800 and 99,600 signatures, and the question would appear on the 2012 ballot. The proposal would change Missouri law to let voters cast ballots in person before federal general elections.</li><li><a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/">The Missouri Department of Transportation </a>says the westbound lanes of the Daniel Boone bridge will close for maintenance from about 8 or 9 p.m. tonight until around 5 a.m. Monday. The bridge carries Interstate 64 traffic over the Missouri River. Drivers are encouraged to use one of three other bridges that cross the river in the St. Louis area - on Interstate 70, Route 364 or Highway 370. The work is preventative maintenance on the Boone bridge, which carries about 75,000 cars daily.</li></ul><p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:26:43 +0000 Julie Bierach 270 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Former CIA agent jailed, Mo. legislators want to limit minimum wage, Early voting summary approved, Boone bridge closed this weekend Ex-CIA agent from O'Fallon, Mo. charged with leak to New York Times http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ex-cia-agent-ofallon-mo-charged-leak-new-york-times <p>A former <a href="https://www.cia.gov/">CIA</a> officer from <a href="http://www.ofallon.mo.us/">O'Fallon, Mo.</a> is under indictment, accused of leaking classified information about Iran to a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/">New York Times</a> reporter.</p><p>Federal prosecutors charged Jeffrey Sterling with 10 counts related to improperly keeping and disclosing national security information.</p> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 20:00:23 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 258 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ex-CIA agent from O'Fallon, Mo. charged with leak to New York Times