A terror suspect who was shot and killed by a Boston cop this morning was under 24-hour surveillance because he had made statements indicating he desired to attack police officers, sources briefed on the case told ABC News. The FBI knew Usaama Rahim was armed and potentially dangerous and moved on him this morning when it appeared the threat he posed to uniformed officers in the Boston area had somehow increased, the sources said. In a related arrest, Massachusetts State Police and Boston police arrested a man in nearby Everett who had also allegedly expressed an interest in taking up the ISIS call to attack police.
By Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed into law on Tuesday legislation passed by Congress earlier in the day reforming a government surveillance program that swept up millions of Americans' telephone records. Reversing security policy in place since shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the bill ends a system exposed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Passage of the USA Freedom Act, the result of an alliance between Senate Democrats and some of the chamber's most conservative Republicans, was a victory for Obama, a Democrat, and a setback for Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.