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In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

Sep. 23, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong on Monday took an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds. John Lee, the territory's secretary for security, announced that the Hong Kong...

Hong Kong takes unprecedented step by banning a pro-independence political party on national security grounds

Sep. 23, 2018 11:18 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong takes unprecedented step by banning a pro-independence political party on national security grounds.

DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

Sep. 22, 2018 4:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William "Brock" Long had been under...

AP NewsBreak: DHS secretary says FEMA chief won't lose job

Sep. 21, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William "Brock" Long had been under...

Burkina Faso cracks down on motorbike-riding extremists

Sep. 21, 2018 4:23 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Growing attacks by motorbike-riding extremists who flee into the forest have led Burkina Faso's government to ban the use of motorbikes and bike carts from sunset to sunrise in its troubled east. The West African nation also announced this week it will monitor cars and...

State-backed hackers target Gmail of US senators, aides

Sep. 20, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

State-backed hackers are still trying to break into the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and a lawmaker focused on cybersecurity says the Senate's security office should stop refusing to help defend them. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a Wednesday letter to Senate...

Judge sets Dec. 18 sentencing for Michael Flynn

Sep. 19, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of delay, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn now has a sentencing date. A federal judge on Wednesday set Flynn's sentencing for Dec. 18, more than a year after the retired U.S. Army lieutenant general pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with...

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Sep. 19, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a Wednesday letter to Senate leaders that his office discovered that "at...

EEOC: Offensive behavior 'rife' in Homeland Security office

Sep. 19, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the Department of Homeland Security's investigative office in Virginia is "rife with offensive and racially hostile behavior." According to a July report obtained by The Virginian-Pilot , investigators found that a supervisor had called...

AP Explains: Mueller's legal actions not overlooked by Trump

Sep. 19, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been busy. In just the last two weeks, the special counsel has secured the cooperation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, dispensed with the case of the campaign aide who triggered the Russia probe and signaled he's squeezed all the information he...