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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...

President Donald Trump speaks near a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Alamo, Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump declassifies Crossfire Hurricane material

Jan. 19, 2021 7:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 7:35 p.m. In his final full day in office, President Donald Trump says he has declassified information related to the FBI’s investigation into ties between Russia and his 2016 presidential campaign. He did not...

Riot shields are stacked at the ready as National Guard troops reinforce the security zone on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president on Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

2 Guard members made extremist statements about inauguration

Jan. 19, 2021 7:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve U.S. National Guard members have been removed from securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration after vetting by the FBI, including two who made extremist statements in posts or texts about the Wednesday event, Pentagon officials said. There were no specific threats to...

Michael White stands for a portrait Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in San Diego. The Navy veteran kept a handwritten document detailing the nearly two years he spent imprisoned in Iran. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the manuscript. In it, he catalogues physical abuse from his jailers and taunts from fellow inmates while held on dubious allegations. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Diary shows how quest for love landed Navy vet in Iran jail

Jan. 16, 2021 12:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael White's long-anticipated trip to Iran was already a disappointment. The love interest he'd gone to visit had stopped seeing him and he'd idled away hours in his hotel room by himself. Then it got much worse. On his final day, the car he and his tour guide were in was abruptly cut...

Pakistan army says it killed 10 militants in southwest raid

Dec. 22, 2020 11:22 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces raided a militant separatist hideout in a remote town in southwestern Baluchistan province Tuesday, triggering a shootout in which 10 suspects were killed, the military said. The attack, based on intelligence provided to the military, came after troops...

File-This undated file photo shows the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, with the Washington Monument in background and a large parking lot in foreground, in Arlington, Va.  The Pentagon is proposing to end an arrangement in which a single military officer leads two of the nation's main cybersecurity organizations, a move that a leading Democrat said Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, makes him “profoundly concerned” amid a large-scale cyberattack on U.S. government computer systems.  (AP Photo, File)

Pentagon plan on cyber split draws strong Hill criticism

Dec. 19, 2020 6:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is proposing to end an arrangement in which a single military officer leads two of the nation's main cybersecurity organizations, a move that a leading Democrat said Saturday makes him “profoundly concerned” amid a large-scale hacking campaign on U.S. government...

FILE  - This Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 file photo shows FireEye offices in Milpitas, Calif. Experts say it’s going to take months to kick elite hackers widely believed to be Russian out of U.S. government networks. The hackers have been quietly rifling through those networks for months in Washington’s worst cyberespionage failure on record.  FireEye is the cybersecurity company that discovered the worst-ever intrusion into U.S. agencies and was among the victims. It has already tallied dozens of casualties. It’s racing to identify more.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Hacked networks will need to be burned 'down to the ground'

Dec. 18, 2020 10:43 PM EST

It’s going to take months to kick elite hackers widely believed to be Russian out of the U.S. government networks they have been quietly rifling through since as far back as March in Washington’s worst cyberespionage failure on record. Experts say there simply are not enough skilled threat-hunting...

Bulgaria to expel Russian diplomat suspected of spying

Dec. 18, 2020 12:46 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's foreign ministry said on Friday that a Russian diplomat had 72 hours to leave the country after prosecutors accused him of spying and gathering military information including the number of U.S. troops deployed to Bulgaria for military drills. Foreign Minister Ekaterina...

FILE - The U.S. Treasury Department building viewed from the Washington Monument, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. Hackers got into computers at the U.S. Treasury Department and possibly other federal agencies, touching off a government response involving the National Security Council. Security Council spokesperson John Ullyot said Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 that the government is aware of reports about the hacks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)

US agencies, companies secure networks after huge hack

Dec. 14, 2020 11:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government agencies and private companies rushed Monday to secure their computer networks following the disclosure of a sophisticated and long-running cyber-espionage intrusion suspected of being carried out by Russian hackers. The full extent of the damage is not yet clear. But the...

Norway intel: Russians likely behind parliament hacking

Dec. 8, 2020 11:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s domestic security agency said Tuesday that Russian hackers linked to Russia’s military intelligence service GRU are “likely” behind a cyberbreach earlier this year of the Norwegian parliament's email system. The security agency said the email...