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Chicago man charged with using social media for terrorists

Oct. 19, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man accused of creating propaganda to promote Islamic State was charged Friday with conspiring to use social media to support a terrorist organization. A 58-page criminal complaint describes Ashraf Al Safoo as a key figure in a group that distributes violent videos, photos and...

Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in prison for leaking documents

Oct. 18, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted leaking classified internal documents to a reporter was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison. Terry James Albury, 39, pleaded guilty in April to one count each of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and...

Woman convicted of fraud; FBI said she cast 'hoodoo' spells

Oct. 17, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — An investment adviser was convicted Wednesday of charges she defrauded investors out of millions of dollars, some of which she used to pay more than $800,000 for prayers by Hindu priests in India to ward off federal investigators. A federal jury deliberated for roughly four hours over...

Nancy Pelosi: I'm confident Democrats will retake the House

Oct. 16, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she's confident Democrats will retake the House in next month's midterm elections. Pelosi, who stands to become speaker if her party captures the chamber, ticked off a legislative to-do list including lowering health care costs, spearheading a...

First-ever child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty

Oct. 16, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI's Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year when another passenger noticed child pornography on his laptop screen. When the bus pulled into Billings,...

Jury deliberating in fraud trial of Ponzi scheme suspect

Oct. 16, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal jury began deliberating Tuesday in the trial of an investment adviser charged with orchestrating a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme to finance her lavish lifestyle, including spending more than $800,000 for prayers by Hindu priests in India. At the end of Dawn Bennett's...

Suspicious envelope causes ricin scare at Sen. Collins' home

Oct. 15, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A hazardous materials team was dispatched to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Monday after her husband received a letter with a note saying the envelope contained ricin. The FBI said preliminary tests on the letter and its contents indicated that there was no threat to the...

The Latest: Authorities release names of Wisconsin victims

Oct. 15, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing Wisconsin teenager who disappeared after her parents were found dead in their home (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Authorities have released the names of a man and woman who were found dead in their western Wisconsin home. The Barron County Sheriff's...

Senate aide pleads guilty to lying to FBI

Oct. 15, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Senate intelligence committee employee pleaded guilty Monday to lying to the FBI about contact he had with a reporter. James Wolfe, the longtime director of security for the committee — one of multiple congressional panels investigating potential ties between Russia and...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tall tale on 'record' judges, income

Oct. 15, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating his record when it comes to federal judges and the economy. With midterm elections three weeks away, he is claiming a "record" 84 judges confirmed to the federal bench and suggests he will fill 50 percent of the seats in the judiciary. It's not a...