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Rural Texas towns report cyberattacks that caused one water system to overflow

Apr. 18, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

A hack that caused a small Texas town’s water system to overflow in January has been linked to a shadowy Russian hacktivist group, the latest case of a U.S. public utility becoming a target of foreign cyberattacks. The attack was one of three on small towns in the rural Texas...

Lawyers for Nassar assault survivors have reached $100M deal with Justice Department, AP source says

Apr. 18, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to pay approximately $100 million to settle claims with about 100 people who say they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar, a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The deal has...

Trump's co-defendants in classified documents case ask judge to dismiss charges against them

Apr. 12, 2024 17:30 PM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for two co-defendants of former President Donald Trump in the classified documents case asked a judge on Friday to dismiss charges against them. Trump valet Walt Nauta and Mar-a-Lago property manager Carlos De Oliveira are charged with conspiring...

House passes reauthorization of key US surveillance program after days of upheaval over changes

Apr. 12, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Friday to reauthorize and reform a key U.S. government surveillance tool following a dramatic showdown on the floor over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data. The bill was approved on a...

Houston police reviewing if DNA tests could have helped in thousands of dropped cases

Apr. 11, 2024 21:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police said Thursday that they are still reviewing if DNA testing in connection with thousands of sexual assault and sex crime cases that were dropped due to staffing issues could have led officers to potential suspects and possible arrests. The more than...

Instagram begins blurring nudity in messages to protect teens and fight sexual extortion

Apr. 11, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Instagram says it's deploying new tools to protect young people and combat sexual extortion, including a feature that will automatically blur nudity in direct messages. The social media platform said in a blog post Thursday that it's testing out the features as part...

Ex-guard at NYC federal building pleads guilty in sex assault of asylum seeker

Apr. 10, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former security guard at a federal building in New York City where the FBI has its offices pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge related to the sexual assault of an asylum seeker. Jimmy Solano-Arias, 42, of the Bronx, entered the plea in Manhattan federal...

Idaho man faces federal terrorism charge. Prosecutors say he planned a church attack to support IS

Apr. 09, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 18-year-old man planned to attack churches in a northern Idaho city using a metal pipe, butane fuel, a machete and, if he could get them, his father's guns, according to federal prosecutors who charged him with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State...

What to know about the $30 million cash heist in Los Angeles

Apr. 05, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

A brazen Los Angeles cash heist on Easter weekend in which thieves cracked a safe and got away with as much as $30 million is believed to be one of the largest such heists in U.S. history. The heist has triggered rampant speculation among a public long infatuated with daring...

What happened to the 4 Black assistant coaches arrested in college corruption probe

Apr. 02, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

A look at what happened to the four Black assistant coaches arrested in 2017 as part of the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball: TONY BLAND — Southern Cal assistant received two years of probation after pleading guilty to a bribery charge. Coached at St....