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US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers

Jun. 14, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement's false prophecies increasingly fail to...

'We mean it': FBI takes on sexual misconduct in its ranks

Jun. 11, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with a #MeToo reckoning, the FBI says it is getting serious about sexual harassment in its ranks, starting a 24/7 tip line, doing more to help accusers and taking a tougher stand against agents found to have committed misconduct. The changes...

Wray: FBI frowns on ransomware payments despite recent trend

Jun. 10, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's director told lawmakers Thursday that the bureau discourages ransomware payments to hacking groups even as major companies in the past month have participated in multimillion-dollar transactions aimed at getting their systems back online. ...

Florida moves against foreign theft of intellectual property

Jun. 07, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Monday a pair of bills focused on “nefarious foreign influence and corporate espionage” — particularly singling out China, which he accused of stealing intellectual property and infiltrating broad sectors of American...

EXPLAINER: How Congress' Jan. 6 commission would work

May. 21, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent commission to study the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection would be modeled after a similar panel that studied the 9/11 terrorist attacks and has long been hailed as a bipartisan success. But bipartisanship isn’t always popular these days,...

EXPLAINER: How Congress' Jan. 6 commission would work

May. 20, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent commission to study the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection would be modeled after a similar panel that studied the 9/11 terrorist attacks and has long been hailed as a bipartisan success. But bipartisanship isn’t always popular these days,...

Pelosi floats new proposal for bipartisan Jan. 6 commission

Apr. 21, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is renewing her push for a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, floating a new proposal to Republicans that would evenly split the panel's membership between the two parties. Pelosi first...

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Biden actions

Apr. 16, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Friday responded to a barrage of new U.S. sanctions by saying it would expel 10 U.S. diplomats and take other retaliatory moves in a tense showdown with Washington. The Russian Foreign Ministry also published a list of eight current or former...

US intel report: Virus impact to cause global 'aftershocks'

Apr. 13, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to contribute over the next year to “humanitarian and economic crises, political unrest, and geopolitical competition,” according to a new intelligence report that also warns about the threats from foreign...

Lawyer: FBI enlisted Proud Boys leader to inform on antifa

Mar. 30, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

FBI agents recruited a Proud Boys leader to provide them with information about antifa networks months before he was charged with storming the U.S. Capitol with other members of the far-right extremist group, a defense attorney says. Proud Boys “thought leader” and...