Latest National security News

Biden orders US investigation of national security risks posed by Chinese-made 'smart cars'

Feb. 29, 2024 14:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing potential national security risks, the Biden administration says it will investigate Chinese-made “smart cars” that can gather sensitive information about Americans driving them. The probe could lead to new regulations aimed at preventing China from...

Hong Kong's plan for a new national security law deepens fears over eroding civil liberties

Feb. 28, 2024 22:47 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — As Hong Kong moves toward enacting a new national security law, four years after Beijing imposed a similar law that all but wiped out dissent and vocal pro-democracy media in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, concerns are spreading among the city's international business and...

IS bride stuck in Syrian refugee camp loses her appeal over the removal of her UK citizenship

Feb. 23, 2024 16:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A woman who traveled to Syria as a teenager to join the Islamic State group lost her appeal Friday against the British government's decision to revoke her U.K. citizenship, with judges saying that it wasn't for them to rule on whether it was “harsh” to do so. ...

In Ukraine, Schumer challenges Speaker Johnson to 'rise to the occasion' and pass more US aid

Feb. 23, 2024 14:03 PM EST

Standing on Ukrainian soil in a surprise visit with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer challenged House Speaker Mike Johnson to take up a $95 billion national security package that includes aid for the country as it battles Russia's invasion. “The...

US rivalry with China expands to biotech. Lawmakers see a failure to compete and want to act

Feb. 19, 2024 00:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers are raising alarms about what they see as America’s failure to compete with China in biotechnology, warning of the risks to U.S. national security and commercial interests. But as the two countries' rivalry expands into the biotech industry, some say that...

Ex-FBI official sentenced to over 2 years in prison for concealing payment from Albanian businessman

Feb. 16, 2024 17:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former high-ranking FBI counterintelligence official was sentenced on Friday to more than two years in prison for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from a businessman with ties to the Albanian government — and trying to conceal their corrupt financial...

Russia has obtained a 'troubling' emerging anti-satellite weapon, the White House says

Feb. 15, 2024 18:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House publicly confirmed on Thursday that Russia has obtained a “troubling” emerging anti-satellite weapon but said it cannot directly cause “physical destruction” on Earth. White House national security spokesman John Kirby said U.S....

Russian efforts to create anti-satellite weapons are cause for US concern

Feb. 15, 2024 03:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has gathered highly sensitive intelligence about Russian anti-satellite weapons that has been shared in recent weeks with the upper echelons of government, according to four people who have been briefed on the intelligence. The people, who were not authorized to comment...

Biden campaign trumpets joining TikTok, despite his own administration's security concerns

Feb. 12, 2024 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ’s reelection campaign on Monday defended its new TikTok account as a vital way to boost its appeal with young voters, even as his administration continued to raise security concerns about whether the popular social media app might be sharing user data with...

US says it's taken possession of a Boeing 747 that Iran sold to a Venezuelan firm

Feb. 12, 2024 14:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has seized a Boeing 747 cargo plane that officials say was previously sold by a sanctioned Iranian airline to a state-owned Venezuelan firm in violation of American export control laws. The Justice Department said Monday that the American-built...