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Maryland bans TikTok in state agencies, latest state to act

Dec. 06, 2022 17:30 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (AP) — Maryland is banning the use of TikTok and certain China and Russia-based platforms in the state’s executive branch of government, Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday, the latest state to address cybersecurity risks presented by the platforms. The Republican...

EXPLAINER: US power grid has long faced terror threat

Dec. 05, 2022 17:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators believe a shooting that damaged power substations in North Carolina was a crime. What they haven't named yet is a suspect or a motive. Whatever the reason, the shooting serves as a reminder of why experts have stressed the need to secure the U.S....

Group aiding kin of slain CIA officers comes out of shadows

Dec. 04, 2022 17:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calista Anderson was at a sleepover when the email from a friend arrived. She was 12 years old and had just experienced the worst moment of her life: Her mother had been killed while working overseas. The email offered a further jolt. It linked to a news article...

FBI director raises national security concerns about TikTok

Dec. 02, 2022 16:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray is raising national security concerns about TikTok, warning Friday that control of the popular video sharing app is in the hands of a Chinese government “that doesn't share our values.” Wray said the FBI was concerned that the Chinese...

DEA’s most corrupt agent: Parties, sex amid 'unwinnable war'

Dec. 01, 2022 09:09 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels and...

Seattle man tried to join Islamic State group, gets 4 years

Nov. 29, 2022 18:33 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A 22-year-old Seattle man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison after being arrested while trying to board a flight to join the Islamic State group last year. Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams was arrested at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as he checked in...

Australia reduces national terrorism threat to 'possible'

Nov. 27, 2022 22:28 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s terrorism threat level has been downgraded from “probable" to “possible” for the first time since 2014, the head of the main domestic spy agency said Monday. The defeat of the Islamic State group in battle in the Middle East and an...

3 men charged after deadly shootout off Puerto Rico coast

Nov. 18, 2022 16:40 PM EST

Federal authorities filed drug trafficking charges Friday against three men allegedly involved in a deadly shootout with U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents off the coast of Puerto Rico. One agent was killed and two more were injured after men traveling on a boat headed toward...

Chicago coder sentenced to 7 1/2 years for terrorism charge

Nov. 18, 2022 14:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago college student was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in federal prison for attempting to help the Islamic State group. Thomas Osadzinski, 23, designed, used, and taught a computer program to disseminate violent propaganda online, according to the U.S....

Feds, tech fall short on watching extremists, Senate says

Nov. 16, 2022 15:35 PM EST

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are failing to adequately monitor domestic extremists, according to a new Senate report that also faulted social media platforms for encouraging the spread of violent and antigovernment content. The report, issued Wednesday by the...