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Ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens had Russian intelligence contacts, prosecutors say

Feb. 20, 2024 21:46 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former FBI informant charged with making up a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and a Ukrainian energy company had contacts with Russian intelligence-affiliated officials, prosecutors said Tuesday. Prosecutors...

Hunter Biden's lawyers suggest his case is tainted by claims of ex-FBI informant charged with lying

Feb. 20, 2024 21:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden ’s lawyers suggested Tuesday that claims made by a former FBI informant charged with fabricating a bribery scheme involving the presidential family may have tainted the case against the president’s son. The gun and tax charges against Hunter Biden...

Ransomware group LockBit is disrupted by a global police operation that includes 2 arrests

Feb. 20, 2024 14:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Law enforcement agencies have infiltrated and disrupted the prolific ransomware syndicate LockBit that has extracted $120 million from thousands of victims around the world, with two people arrested, British, U.S. and European officials said Tuesday. Britain's...

FBI investigates after letter with white powder sent to House Speaker Johnson's Louisiana church

Feb. 20, 2024 14:14 PM EST

BENTON, La. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating suspicious mail containing a white powder that was received by a north Louisiana church attended by House Speaker Mike Johnson. Cypress Baptist Church in Benton received the package Monday, Johnson’s Washington...

First federal trial for a hate crime based on gender identity starts over trans woman's killing

Feb. 20, 2024 13:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity began Tuesday in South Carolina, where a man faces charges that he killed a Black transgender woman and then fled to New York. The U.S. Department of Justice alleges that in August 2019, Daqua...

Indiana freelance reporter charged after threatening to kill pro-Israel U.S. officials

Feb. 19, 2024 16:31 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A freelance reporter based in Fort Wayne, Indiana is facing up to five years in federal prison after allegedly threatening to “kill every Jew” in the city and "shoot every pro-Israel U.S. government official,” according to a federal affidavit filed in court last...

Long after tragic mysteries are solved, families of Native American victims are kept in the dark

Feb. 19, 2024 10:11 AM EST

It was the winter of 2021 when Philbert Shorty’s family found his abandoned car stuck in the mud outside the small community of Tsaile near the Arizona-New Mexico state line. “We knew something happened from the get-go," said his uncle, Ben Shorty. “We couldn’t find any answers.” ...

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...

FBI informant charged with lying about Joe and Hunter Biden's ties to Ukrainian energy company

Feb. 16, 2024 09:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI informant has been charged with fabricating a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and a Ukrainian energy company, a claim that is central to the Republican impeachment inquiry in Congress. Alexander Smirnov...

Pennsylvania courts say no ransom was paid in cyberattack, and attackers never sent a demand

Feb. 15, 2024 18:30 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state courts agency said Thursday that it never received a ransom demand as part of a cyberattack that briefly shut down some of its online services earlier this month and prompted a federal investigation. The attack, called a “denial of...