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Philippine police arrest 90 Chinese for illegal gambling

May. 31, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested 90 Chinese for allegedly running an online gambling hub without permits and for violating quarantine restrictions, officials said Sunday. Police made the mass arrests Friday after spotting some of the suspects converging closely without face masks...

FILE- in this March 27, 2018 file photo a sign reading 'Emabassy of the Russian Federation' displayed at entrance of the Russian embassy in Berlin, Germany. Germany said Thursday it is seeking EU sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence shows he was working for Russian intelligence. Germany’s Foreign Ministry said it called in Russian ambassador Sergei Nechayev to inform him in person of the move. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Germany confronts Russian ambassador over cyberattack

May. 28, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany said Thursday it is seeking EU sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence shows he was working for Russian intelligence. Germany’s Foreign Ministry said it called in Russian ambassador Sergei Nechayev to...

Top UN official warns malicious emails on rise in pandemic

May. 23, 2020 2:57 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. disarmament chief warned Friday that cyber crime is on the rise, with a 600% increase in malicious emails during the COVID-19 pandemic. Izumi Nakamitsu told an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council that the coronavirus crisis is moving the world toward increased...

A health worker checks a computer screen at the COVID-19 test department of the Broussais Hospital in Paris, Monday May 11, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly pledged the country would be able to test up to 700,000 people per week as key to the re-opening process, but so far the number of people tested is much lower and the effective capacities in the country remain vague. (Alain Jocard, Pool via AP)

The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic

May. 23, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic. —South...

Suspect in Toronto sword slaying also charged with terrorism

May. 19, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A teenager accused of stabbing a woman to death at a Toronto massage parlor was charged with terrorism Tuesday after police said they uncovered evidence the attack was inspired by an online community of sexually frustrated men. The 17-year-old was originally charged with first-degree murder...

REMOVES “UNARMED” AND ADDS THAT AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THAT ARBERY WAS EITHER ARMED OR UNARMED - People react during a rally to protest the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Brunswick Ga. Two men have been charged with murder in the February shooting death of Arbery, a black man in his mid-20s, whom they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Local prosecutors under investigation in Georgia slaying

May. 12, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutors who first handled the fatal shooting of a black man, before charges were filed more than two months later, were placed under investigation Tuesday for their conduct in the case, which has fueled a national outcry and questions about whether the slaying was racially...

Feds: Arsenal found in the home of Walmart threat suspect

May. 11, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

HORIZON CITY, Texas (AP) — Federal agents found multiple firearms, including a machine gun, at the West Texas home of a man accused of making online threats that included a photo of a weapon and a reference to Walmart, federal officials said Monday. The FBI said it received a tip Friday about a social...

FILE - In this Friday, May 8, 2020, file photo, people hold a rally to protest the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man in Brunswick Ga. Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Arbery, who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran through a neighborhood. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Georgia AG requests federal probe in handling of Arbery case

May. 10, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran through a neighborhood. Arbery was shot and killed Feb. 23. No arrests were made...

Georgia Bureau of Investigation: Arrest made over online threat against people protesting the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.

May. 10, 2020 7:52 PM EDT
MIDWAY, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Bureau of Investigation: Arrest made over online threat against people protesting the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.

Texas man accused of online threat mentioning Walmart

May. 9, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

HORIZON CITY, Texas (AP) — A 29-year-old Texas man has been arrested, accused of making online threats that included a photo of a weapon and a reference to Walmart, the FBI said Saturday. The FBI said it received a tip on Thursday evening about a social media post with a picture of a weapon and some of the...