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Rail union: Sabotage caused Washington oil-train derailment

Jun. 07, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A rail union official reportedly told investigators that a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle late last year was caused by sabotage. Seven train cars carrying crude oil derailed and five caught fire in Custer, Washington, on Dec. 22, 2020,...

Supreme Court agrees to hear 2nd 'state secrets' case

Jun. 07, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether a lawsuit can go forward in which a group of Muslim residents of California allege the FBI targeted them for surveillance because of their religion. It's the second case the court has accepted for...

Global war on ransomware? Hurdles hinder the US response

Jun. 05, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Foreign keyboard criminals with scant fear of repercussions have paralyzed U.S. schools and hospitals, leaked highly sensitive police files, triggered fuel shortages and, most recently, threatened global food supply chains. The escalating havoc ...

US intel report on UFOs: No evidence of aliens, but ...

Jun. 04, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whatever or whoever they are, they’re still out there. U.S. intelligence is after them, but its upcoming report won't deliver any full or final truth about UFOs. The tantalizing prospect of top government intel finally weighing in — after decades...

Biden's pledge on media freedom may be easier said than done

Jun. 04, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the Biden Justice Department's first big moves has been to alert reporters at three major news organizations that their phone records were seized as part of leak investigations under the Trump administration, with President Joe Biden saying he would abandon the...

Biden's pledge on media freedom may be easier said than done

Jun. 03, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the Biden Justice Department's first big moves has been to alert reporters at three major news organizations that their phone records were seized as part of leak investigations under the Trump administration, with President Joe Biden saying he would abandon the...

Denmark: Ties with allies not hurt by alleged US eavesdrop

Jun. 03, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has solid relationships with its allies, including France and Germany, that do not need to be restored, its prime minister said after reports that the country allegedly had helped the United States spy on European leaders more than seven years ago. ...

Feds: Ring of Venezuelans stole thousands in stimulus money

Jun. 02, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities say a ring of Venezuelans living in South Florida and Mexico stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in U.S. government stimulus checks from people who were struggling financially during the the COVID-19 pandemic. Jesus Felipe Linares...

Judge tosses lawsuit from ex-Marine who was jailed in Iran

Jun. 01, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has thrown out a lawsuit from a former Marine who was jailed in Iran for more than four years and then denied a multimillion-dollar payout from a special U.S. government victims' fund after an FBI espionage investigation into his travels. Judge...

Feds: Seattle man arrested trying to join ISIS terror group

Jun. 01, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 20-year-old Seattle man is facing a terrorism-related charge after being arrested while trying to board a flight to join the Islamic State group, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams was arrested Friday at Seattle-Tacoma...