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California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

Jun. 22, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats...

Texas Tech condemns racist remarks students allegedly posted

Jun. 22, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech University leaders on Friday condemned racist online comments allegedly posted by several students calling for attacking immigrants and building a border wall. Officials are investigating comments linked to the site "Frat Chat" and trying to identify the students believed...

Utah teen accused in backpack bomb was bullied, expert says

Jun. 21, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah teenager accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb after looking at Islamic State propaganda online had been bullied and didn't understand the severity of his actions, a psychologist testified in his court trial Wednesday. Clinical psychologist Tim Kockler said...

Ex-CIA employee pleads not guilty to hacking tool leak

Jun. 20, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA employee pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges he stole classified information about the agency's hacking abilities and gave it to WikiLeaks. For the CIA, the case against Joshua Adam Schulte has become an embarrassing and damaging episode known as the "Vault 7" leak. The...

Edmunds: How to avoid fraud when buying a car online

Jun. 20, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

Imagine that you are looking for a used car on a popular site, such as Autotrader, Cars.com or Craigslist. You find exactly the one you want, with a very attractive price. The ad has photos galore and even a link to a vehicle history report, which shows the car is in good condition and has a clean title. There's...

'Jeopardy!' winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

Jun. 16, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students. Stephanie Jass, who taught at Adrian College in southern Michigan, pleaded guilty...

Woman accused of trying to help Islamic State denied bond

Jun. 15, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin woman accused of trying to plan terrorist attacks on social media leads a lonely life and sought companionship online, but she never posed a real threat, her attorney told a judge Friday. But federal magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph said the allegations against 45-year-old Waheba...

Wisconsin woman accused of trying to help Islamic State

Jun. 14, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin woman is accused of trying to plan terrorist attacks with hacked social media accounts used to show self-proclaimed members of the Islamic State group how to make explosives and poisons. In a criminal complaint released Wednesday, an FBI agent also details how Waheba Issa Dais...

2 gamers plead not guilty in Kansas 'swatting' death

Jun. 13, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two online gamers whose dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet allegedly led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a "swatting" case that drew national attention. Casey Viner, 18, of North College Hill, Ohio, and Shane Gaskill,...

Latest: Judge: Gamers cannot play pending 'swatting' trial

Jun. 13, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on two gamers charged in fatal "swatting" call in Wichita (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Two gamers whose online dispute over a video game allegedly led to a swatting call that resulted in police fatally shooting a Wichita, Kansas, man were prohibited from any online gaming...