Latest Edward Snowden News

Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

Sep. 17, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first. The Justice Department is seeking to...

Snowden calls on France's Macron to grant him asylum

Sep. 16, 2019 4:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum. Snowden, now living in Russia to avoid prosecution in the United States, stressed in...

Snowden tells life story and why he leaked in new memoir

Sep. 13, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. Snowden, who now lives in Russia to avoid...

Atwood, Rushdie novels among fall highlights

Aug. 28, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This fall, some of the timeliest and most topical books will be found in the fiction section. From Margaret Atwood's "The Testaments," her sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale," to Lucy Ellmann's epic "Ducks, Newburyport" and Salman Rushdie's "Quichotte," novelists and short story writers are...

Edward Snowden book coming out Sept. 17

Aug. 1, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir. The book by the man whose leaks of classified documents transformed the debate about government surveillance is coming out September 17. Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, announced Thursday...

Today in History

Aug. 1, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2019. There are 152 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing. On this date: In 1714, Britain's Queen Anne...