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Michigan man charged with threatening congressman, FBI head

Nov. 22, 2022 17:20 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man used the phone and internet to make violent threats against a California congressman and the head of the FBI, authorities said Tuesday. Neil Walter of the Flint area was arrested and charged in federal court. No one was harmed. ...

House GOP pushes Hunter Biden probe despite thin majority

Nov. 19, 2022 14:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with their threadbare House majority, Republicans doubled down this week on using their new power next year to investigate the Biden administration and, in particular, the president’s son. But the midterm results have emboldened a White House that has long...

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...

White House invites dozens of nations for ransomware summit

Oct. 31, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bringing together three dozen nations, the European Union and a slew of private-sector companies for a two-day summit starting Monday that looks at how best to combat ransomware attacks. The second International Counter Ransomware Summit will...

Chinese officers charged in plot to obstruct US Huawei probe

Oct. 25, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two suspected Chinese intelligence officers have been charged with attempting to obstruct a U.S. criminal investigation of Chinese tech giant Huawei by offering bribes to someone they thought could provide inside information, the Justice Department said. The...

Chinese officers charged in plot to obstruct US Huawei probe

Oct. 25, 2022 06:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two suspected Chinese intelligence officers have been charged with attempting to obstruct a U.S. criminal investigation of Chinese tech giant Huawei by offering bribes to someone they thought could provide inside information, the Justice Department announced Monday. ...

Whistleblower: 665 left FBI over misconduct in two decades

Oct. 06, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator is pressing the FBI for more information after a whistleblower alleged that an internal review found 665 FBI personnel have resigned or retired to avoid accountability in misconduct probes over the past two decades. The whistleblower told the office...

New Mexico governor seeks FBI reinforcements amid crime

Oct. 05, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democratic governor of New Mexico has asked the federal Department of Justice to assign more FBI agents to the state in response to violent crime. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday in a statement that she wants to replicate the success of a recent...

US needs to reform efforts to stop enemy spies, report says

Sep. 20, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Senate study warns that U.S. spy agencies’ efforts to stop China and other adversaries from stealing secrets are hampered by miscommunication and a lack of money and staff at the office intended to coordinate those efforts. The report comes amid warnings...

3 Iranian citizens charged in broad hacking campaign in US

Sep. 14, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Wednesday that three Iranian citizens have been charged in the United States with ransomware attacks that targeted power companies, local governments and small businesses and nonprofits, including a domestic violence shelter. The...