Nick O Malley on FBI

CIA interrogation tactics: controversial report to be declassified

Nick O'Malley Senate intelligence committee votes to declassify parts of a report on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program.

Gangster Tavon White and Baltimore's deadly law and order politics

Prison bars

Nick O'Malley The city's leaders are accused of exploiting the takeover of a prison system by a gang.

One year after Sandy Hook, Americans still up in arms

As the U.S. Senate takes up gun legislation in Washington, DC , Mike Acevedo puts a weapon on display at the National Armory gun store on April 11

Nick O'Malley One year after the Sandy Hook massacre, America is still fiercely divided over its gun laws.

Foreign diplomats accused of human trafficking, assault in US

Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, has been accused of underpaying a domestic worker she brought to the US from India.

Nick O'Malley The prosecution of a diplomat in New York for visa fraud has not only caused an ugly spat between India and America, but prompted a new focus in the United States on allegations of assault, human...


No end in sight to New Jersey bridge scandal

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Nick O'Malley When Chris Christie cruised to re-election in November, it was unthinkable that he would be fighting to save his reputation just two months later.

Spy triumph became a free speech disaster

U.S. President Barack Obama

Nick O'Malley The AP phone records story came at the worst possible time for President Barack Obama.

Democrats mourn the end of Bachmann blunders


Nick O'Malley Michele Bachmann, the congresswoman from Minnesota and self-appointed Tea Party figurehead, has announced she will not contest the 2014 mid-term elections.

Washington naval base shooting: gunman strikes close to Capitol building

Police work the scene on M Street, SE in Washington near the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.

Nick O'Malley At least 13 people including a gunman have been killed and a police officer wounded in a mass shooting at a US Navy yard in Washington, DC, just three kilometres from the Capitol building, and police...

Horror in the heart of US power: how the Washington Navy Yard massacre unfolded


Nick O'Malley The killing at the US Navy Yard began with the work day, as 3000 military and civilian staff were settling at their desks or taking their first meetings in a sprawling facility just three...

Cleaving to hope

A missing person poster for Amanda Berry.

Nick O'Malley Louwana Miller never stopped fighting for her daughter who disappeared in April 2003.

Lost in plain sight

A missing poster

Nick O'Malley Louwana Miller never stopped fighting for her daughter, Amanda Berry, who disappeared in Cleveland in April 2003, the day before her 17th birthday.

Capitol succumbs to scandal fever

Capitol Hill picture by Jake McGuire

Nick O'Malley Scandal fever has so thoroughly gripped Washington some players were having difficulty distinguishing one from another on Tuesday.

NSA leaker reveals himself after fleeing US

US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden

Nick O'Malley Edward Snowden, the man behind one of the most significant security leaks in American history, has revealed himself to be a 29-year-old systems analyst who had worked for a private security...

Seven dead after shooting at Sikh temple in US


Nick O'Malley Seven people have been killed, including a suspect, in another mass shooting in the United States, this time at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Army veteran named as gunman who killed six Sikhs at temple

A Sikh man holds his daughter near the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin

Nick O'Malley WASHINGTON: The Sikh community was in shock and mourning last night after six people were killed in another mass shooting in the US, this time at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, a suburb of Milwaukee,...

Petraeus shockwaves jeopardise more top jobs


Nick O'Malley The sex scandal that destroyed the career of CIA director David Petraeus continues to reverberate in Washington.

Timeline: the unfolding of the Petraeus affair scandal

General Davis Petraeus, left, shaking hands with Paula Broadwell

Nick O'Malley Spring 2006 — Paula Broadwell meets Petraeus at Harvard University, where she is a graduate student.

The ripple effect will make this an affair to remember

Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley It should be the simplest story in the world; a powerful man in a sensitive job is forced to resign due to an illicit affair.

Hold fire on Petraeus, Obama warns

U.S. General David Petraeus testifies during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing to become commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Capitol Hill in Washington June 29, 2010. Petraeus, 57, would replace General Stanley McChrystal, who was fired by Obama last week over comments made by him and his aides belittling the president and his aides and announced his retirement on Monday. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY PROFILE HEADSHOT)

Nick O'Malley Barack Obama says he has seen no evidence of any breach of national security as a result of the General Petraeus affair.

Private affair, public downfall

David Petraeus

Nick O'Malley In the fever swamps online, and on Fox News, the story is that David Petraeus was forced out of his post as CIA director by the White House in order to prevent his testimony before a Senate committee...