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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo the symbol for Intel appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York.  Intel is replacing its CEO after two years. The computer company said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021,  that Pat Gelsinger will become its new CEO, effective Feb. 15. He takes over for Bob Swan, who became CEO in January 2019.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Chipmaker Intel Corp. blames internal error on data leak

Jan. 22, 2021 6:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The computer chipmaker Intel Corp. on Friday blamed an internal error for a data leak that prompted it to release a quarterly earnings report early. It said its corporate network was not compromised. The company’s chief financial officer, George Davis, had earlier told The Financial...

FILE - This Sept. 24, 2019 photo shows former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski, right, in front of his attorney, Miles Ehrlich, outside of a federal courthouse in San Francisco.  President Donald Trump has pardoned Levandowski, who plead guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber’s effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. Levandowski was among the more than 140 people included in a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of Trump’s White House term.   (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke)

Trump's pardon blitz keeps ex-Google exec out of prison

Jan. 20, 2021 5:19 PM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A long-running Silicon Valley soap opera took an unexpected twist on Wednesday after outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned a former Google engineer for stealing self-driving car secrets shortly before joining Uber. Trump's surprise pardon of Anthony Levandowski enables him to...

Trump pardons Israeli officer who enlisted spy Pollard

Jan. 20, 2021 5:19 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Aviem Sella, the handler of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, as part of the outgoing president's spree of clemency actions in his last hours in office. Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst, sold military secrets to...

Russia expels 2 Dutch diplomats in quid pro quo move

Jan. 18, 2021 9:54 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry on Monday announced the expulsion of two Dutch diplomats in a quid pro quo move. In December, the Netherlands ordered two Russian diplomats out after the country's intelligence agency accused them of gathering intelligence information on semiconductors,...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2020 file photo, Reinhard Mueller, Head of the Department for the Protection of the Constitution, looks on at a press conference at the Ministry of the Interior of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schwerin, Germany. Mueller has been fired over his agency’s failure to share information about a 2016 truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people. German news agency dpa reported that Reinhard Mueller was removed from his post Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (Jens B'ttner/dpa via AP)

German regional spy chief fired over Christmas attack probe

Jan. 13, 2021 11:37 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The domestic intelligence chief in Germany's northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has been fired over his agency's failure to pass on information about a 2016 truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people. German news agency dpa reported that Reinhard...

Turkish televangelist gets life term for sex abuse, offenses

Jan. 11, 2021 9:15 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Monday sentenced a controversial Muslim televangelist and cult leader to life in prison, finding him guilty of forming a criminal gang and sexual abuse of minors, among several other offenses. Adnan Oktar, who was known for holding theological discussions surrounded by...

A Julian Assange supporter reacts outside the Westminster Magistrates Court after Julian Assange was denied bail at a hearing in the court in London, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. On Monday Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the US. because of concerns about his mental health. Assange had been charged under the US's 1917 Espionage Act for

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail in UK

Jan. 6, 2021 11:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Wednesday denied bail to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, ordering him to remain in a high-security prison while U.K. courts decide whether he will be sent to the United States to face espionage charges. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange must remain in...

FILE - This photo provided by the Justice Department shows Zach Terwilliger, who Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed to serve on an interim basis as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Terwilliger said Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021,  he is resigning after nearly three years of prosecuting terrorists, spies and political operatives. Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, is joining the private sector with a post at the Vinson and Elkins law firm.(Justice Department via AP, File)

U.S. Attorney in Eastern Virginia announces resignation

Jan. 5, 2021 10:33 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The leader of one of the nation's most prominent U.S. Attorney's offices said Tuesday he is resigning after nearly three years of prosecuting terrorists, spies and political operatives. G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, is joining the private...

This is a court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Julian Assange appearing at the Old Bailey in London for the ruling in his extradition case, in London, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. A British judge has rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying it would be “oppressive” because of his mental health. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange was likely to kill himself if sent to the U.S. The U.S. government said it would appeal the decision.  (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)

UK judge refuses US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

Jan. 4, 2021 7:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Monday rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges over the publication of secret U.S. documents a decade ago, saying he was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. In a mixed...

UK judge refuses US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage charges

Jan. 4, 2021 5:59 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK judge refuses US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage charges.