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NYC public employees among 19 accused of pandemic aid fraud

Nov. 30, 2022 14:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nineteen people including 17 New York City and New York state public employees were charged in a federal complaint unsealed Wednesday with submitting fraudulent applications for funds intended to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. The accused,...

Albanian IT staff charged with negligence over cyberattack

Nov. 30, 2022 06:57 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prosecutors on Wednesday asked for the house arrest of five public employees they blame for not protecting the country from a cyberattack by alleged Iranian hackers. Prosecutors said the five IT officials of the public administration department had...

Wisconsin board: UW Health not required to recognize union

Nov. 26, 2022 11:31 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin labor relations commission has ruled that the UW Health hospital system will not be required to recognize a nurses union or engage in collective bargaining negotiations. The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission in its Friday ruling found that UW...

Washington sheriff's trial delayed, lawyers say he has flu

Nov. 22, 2022 20:27 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Jury selection in a case accusing a Washington county sheriff of crimes after his confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier has been delayed. A judge ordered Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer to take a PCR COVID-19 test Monday after he took two rapid tests,...

Auditors in Iraq uncover staggering $2.5 billion tax fraud

Nov. 22, 2022 01:53 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Auditors in Iraq have uncovered a massive scheme in which a network of businesses and officials embezzled some $2.5 billion from the country’s tax authority, despite layers of safeguards. The scandal poses an early test for Iraq’s new government, which was formed...

Ex-guard at UK's Berlin embassy admits spying for Russia

Nov. 11, 2022 11:29 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A former security guard at the British embassy in Berlin has admitted spying for Russia and faces up to 14 years in prison. David Ballantyne Smith, 58, pleaded guilty to eight charges under the Official Secrets Act. Prosecutors say he gave Gen. Maj. Sergey Chukhurov,...

Senior UK government member resigns amid bullying claims

Nov. 08, 2022 17:00 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A senior member of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's government announced his resignation Tuesay night after mounting allegations that he bullied colleagues. Gavin Williamson announced his resignation as minister of state without portfolio in letter posted on Twitter, four...

Ethnic Serbs rally in Kosovo after leaving jobs in protest

Nov. 06, 2022 08:44 AM EST

MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Several thousand ethnic Serbs rallied in Kosovo on Sunday as a dispute over vehicle license plates heightened ongoing tensions between Serbia and its former province. The government's decision to gradually ban Serbia-issued license plates has angered...

Eroding trust in US elections taxes state investigators

Nov. 04, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As complaints about elections, many of them unfounded, pile up around the country, investigators tasked with dealing with them find themselves on the front line of defending the integrity of America’s system for choosing local, state and national leaders. In...

UK politicians demand probe into Liz Truss phone hack claim

Oct. 30, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted Sunday it has robust cybersecurity for government officials, after a newspaper reported that former Prime Minister Liz Truss’ phone was hacked while she was U.K. foreign minister. The Mail on Sunday said that the hack was discovered...