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Officials: Progress made in talks on ending Venezuela crisis

Jul. 11, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Officials in both Venezuela's government and opposition reported Thursday that advances have been made in negotiations on breaking the country's political standoff and said further talks will be held next week. The upbeat assessment came after a third round of talks between the...

Democrats acknowledge questioning Mueller 'will not be easy'

Jul. 11, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are watching old video of his previous testimony. Others are closely re-reading his 448-page report. And almost all are worrying about how they'll make the most of the short time they'll have for questioning. Robert Mueller, the Democrats know, will be tough to crack. The stern,...

Trump officials warn of 'active threats' to US elections

Jul. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration warned of unspecified "active threats" to U.S. elections as top security officials briefed Congress Wednesday on steps the government has taken to improve election security in the wake of Russian interference in 2016. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats,...

Canada civil liberties group says gov't spied on activists

Jul. 8, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association released thousands of pages of heavily redacted documents Monday purportedly showing the Canadian Security Intelligence Service illegally monitored groups opposing a pipeline project. The association said the agency...

Mystery of NSA leak lingers as stolen document case winds up

Jul. 6, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents descended on the suburban Maryland house with the flash and bang of a stun grenade, blocked off the street and spent hours questioning the homeowner about a theft of government documents that prosecutors would later describe as "breathtaking" in its scale. The suspect,...

Death of Venezuelan navy captain draws eye of UN watchdog

Jul. 1, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Venezuelan authorities Monday to quickly launch an independent investigation into the death of a navy captain who died in custody after being arrested on suspicion of plotting to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro. Guterres...

On election security, these members bring a fresh(man) take

Jun. 28, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight weeks, seven freshman members of Congress have quietly met each Monday in a spare House conference room to tackle a problem they feel their more senior colleagues haven't done enough to address: election security. The six Democrats and one Republican call themselves...

Documents show NSA again improperly collected call records

Jun. 26, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents released Wednesday show the National Security Agency improperly collected phone records four months after it said it had fixed technical problems that caused another similar collection of unauthorized and inaccurate data that violated federal law. The internal documents obtained...

AP sources: US struck Iranian military computers this week

Jun. 22, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two...

Iran state TV: Ex-Defense Ministry staffer hanged for spying

Jun. 22, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says authorities have executed a former staff member of the Defense Ministry who was convicted of spying for the CIA. The Saturday report says Jalal Hajizavar was hanged last week in a prison near Tehran. The report said Hajzavar admitted in court that he was paid to spy...