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Australia reduces national terrorism threat to 'possible'

Nov. 27, 2022 22:28 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s terrorism threat level has been downgraded from “probable" to “possible” for the first time since 2014, the head of the main domestic spy agency said Monday. The defeat of the Islamic State group in battle in the Middle East and an...

3 men charged after deadly shootout off Puerto Rico coast

Nov. 18, 2022 16:40 PM EST

Federal authorities filed drug trafficking charges Friday against three men allegedly involved in a deadly shootout with U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents off the coast of Puerto Rico. One agent was killed and two more were injured after men traveling on a boat headed toward...

Chicago coder sentenced to 7 1/2 years for terrorism charge

Nov. 18, 2022 14:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago college student was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in federal prison for attempting to help the Islamic State group. Thomas Osadzinski, 23, designed, used, and taught a computer program to disseminate violent propaganda online, according to the U.S....

Feds, tech fall short on watching extremists, Senate says

Nov. 16, 2022 15:35 PM EST

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are failing to adequately monitor domestic extremists, according to a new Senate report that also faulted social media platforms for encouraging the spread of violent and antigovernment content. The report, issued Wednesday by the...

DEA’s most corrupt agent: Parties, sex amid 'unwinnable war'

Nov. 14, 2022 16:01 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels and...

CIA director warns Russian spy chief against deploying nukes

Nov. 14, 2022 12:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Bill Burns met on Monday with his Russian intelligence counterpart to warn of consequences if Russia were to deploy a nuclear weapon in Ukraine, according to a White House National Security Council official. The official, who was not authorized to...

Arson suspect arrested in Mississippi capital city fires

Nov. 08, 2022 19:24 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with seven fires set across Mississippi’s capital city early Tuesday. At least two of the buildings set ablaze in Jackson were churches; one was burned to the ground. Another fire broke out on fences...

AP source: Trump ally appears before Mar-a-Lago grand jury

Nov. 04, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A close ally of former President Donald Trump who has said he was present as Trump declassified broad categories of materials has appeared before a federal grand jury after being given immunity for his testimony, according to a person familiar with the matter. ...

2 alleged 'boogaloo' members arrested in Michigan and Ohio

Nov. 02, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The FBI has arrested two alleged members of the far-right anti-government group the Boogaloo Boys, with authorities increasingly concerned about the potential for violence in the leadup to next week's midterm elections. Timothy Teagan appeared Wednesday in federal...

Saudis in US targeted as kingdom cracks down on dissent

Nov. 02, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A graduate student at Boston's Northeastern University, Prince Abdullah bin Faisal al Saud seldom mentioned he was a member of Saudi Arabia's sprawling royal family, friends say. He avoided talking about Saudi politics, focusing on his studies, career plans and love of soccer. ...