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US needs to reform efforts to stop enemy spies, report says

Sep. 20, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Senate study warns that U.S. spy agencies’ efforts to stop China and other adversaries from stealing secrets are hampered by miscommunication and a lack of money and staff at the office intended to coordinate those efforts. The report comes amid warnings...

3 Iranian citizens charged in broad hacking campaign in US

Sep. 14, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Wednesday that three Iranian citizens have been charged in the United States with ransomware attacks that targeted power companies, local governments and small businesses and nonprofits, including a domestic violence shelter. The...

Republicans notably silent, split as Trump probe deepens

Aug. 31, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, Republicans were highly critical of the FBI search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, but as new details emerge about the more than 100 classified documents the former president haphazardly stashed at his private club Republicans have grown notably silent. ...

Retiring AP reporter chronicles 4 decades covering Congress

Aug. 29, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the waning moments of Democrats' four-decade hold on the House, I saw a gesture that seems unthinkable today. On the evening of Nov. 29, 1994, they let the top Republican preside, briefly, over the chamber. It was a display of respect and affection toward...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Aug. 17, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star-Tribune. August 16, 2022. Editorial: The high cost of state’s alcohol abuse Minnesotans are running up a tab with a serious financial impact on all of us. Minnesota has a drinking problem. A recent study from the state...

Ohio gunman appeared to threaten FBI after Trump home search

Aug. 12, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A gunman who died in a shootout after trying to get inside the FBI’s Cincinnati office apparently went on social media and called for federal agents to be killed “on sight” following the search at former President Donald Trump’s home, a law enforcement official said....

Timeline of events leading up to FBI search of Trump's home

Aug. 12, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate sent reverberations across the country, even before court papers were unsealed Friday showing agents recovered documents labeled “top secret” as they investigated potential violations of three laws,...

GOP backs Trump, escalates dark rhetoric after FBI search

Aug. 12, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress who are relying on Donald Trump to excite voters in the fall elections are not only defending the former president against the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home but politically capitalizing on it with grave and potentially dangerous rhetoric against the...

Man who tried to breach FBI office killed after standoff

Aug. 11, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An armed man clad in body armor who tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office on Thursday was shot and killed by police after he fled the scene and engaged in an hourslong standoff in a rural part of the state, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. The...

FBI's Wray denounces threats following search of Trump home

Aug. 10, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The director of the FBI had strong words Wednesday for supporters of former President Donald Trump who have been using violent rhetoric in the wake of his agency's search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. Christopher Wray, who was appointed as the agency’s director...