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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ukrainian police said Thursday Jan. 16, 2020,  they have opened an investigation into the possibility that former ambassador Yovanovitch came under illegal surveillance before she was recalled from her post in US.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, FILE)

Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador

Jan. 16, 2020 2:48 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Ukraine are investigating whether the U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance by an unknown party before the Trump administration recalled her from Kyiv, Ukrainian authorities said Thursday. The announcement came two days after Democratic lawmakers in the United...

Franklin College fires president following Wisconsin arrest

Jan. 13, 2020 4:26 PM EST

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — Franklin College in Indiana has fired its president after he was arrested in Wisconsin on suspicion of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime and attempted child enticement, the school said Monday. Thomas Minar was arrested by Sturgeon Bay police on Jan. 6 and released on...

Ex-boyfriend in GoFundMe scam faces federal indictment

Jan. 8, 2020 6:27 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who has already pleaded guilty in state court to participating in an online donation fraud scheme involving a homeless veteran was indicted Wednesday on federal charges. Mark D'Amico faces a total of 16 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering, the U.S....

This undated photo provided by Winnebago, Wis., County Sheriff's Office shows David Hay. Federal prosecutors on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, charged Hay, a high-ranking New York City education official for allegedly using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and possessing child pornography. Hay was deputy chief of staff for the schools chancellor at New York City's Department of Education and was fired after his arrest Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (Winnebago County Sheriff's Office via AP)

New York education leader appears on child sex crime charge

Jan. 3, 2020 6:20 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A high-ranking New York City education official accused of swapping online messages with an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old boy and reserving a whirlpool suite in Wisconsin for a sexual encounter was released Friday on a promise to appear. David Hay, 39, is charged...

NYC official accused of facilitating child sex crime

Dec. 31, 2019 3:26 PM EST

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — A New York City education official was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, police say. David Hay was arrested Sunday at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee County following an ongoing undercover investigation, according...

Thai officials say prison cameras were hacked, broadcast

Dec. 25, 2019 5:57 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Thailand say they are investigating an apparent online break-in by a computer hacker that allowed him to broadcast surveillance video from inside a prison in the country's south. Thai media reported that the video was broadcast live on YouTube for several hours Tuesday by an...

This undated photo provided by the Metropolitan police in London shows Nathan Wyatt, of England, who appeared in U.S. federal court in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Wyatt pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he and co-conspirators in a hacking group called The Dark Overlord stole data from health care and accounting companies in the U.S. and threatened to release the information unless the companies paid ransom. (Metropolitan Police/PA via AP)

British man accused of hacking US health care companies

Dec. 18, 2019 2:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A British man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to U.S. charges alleging that he and co-conspirators in an international hacking group called The Dark Overlord stole data from health care and accounting companies in Missouri, Illinois and Georgia and threatened to release the information...

Man pleads guilty to fire at pizza shop in online conspiracy

Dec. 18, 2019 6:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California man has pleaded guilty to setting fire to the same D.C. pizza place targeted by a man investigating a conspiracy theory that falsely connected 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to an alleged child sex trafficking ring under the restaurant. Ryan Jaselskis pleaded...

Man in Santa hat accused of trying to meet teen for sex

Dec. 17, 2019 4:58 PM EST

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man wearing a Santa hat thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex Tuesday, but instead he was greeted by sheriff's deputies, authorities said. Jimmy Lee Bowling, 68, was arrested and charged with attempted child molestation, pandering, sexual exploitation of a child...

Men get probation for trying to access Trump's tax returns

Dec. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men were sentenced Monday to probation and community service for trying to hack the IRS to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns. Andrew Harris, 23, of Philadelphia, and Justin Hiemstra, 22, of St. Paul Park, Minnesota, both previously pleaded guilty to federal charges of...