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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Elizabeth Jo Shirley. The West Virginia woman who previously served in the Air Force planned to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government, prosecutors said Monday, July 6, 2020, in announcing her conviction in federal court. Shirley pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement. (West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)

Woman pleads guilty in scheme to offer information to Russia

Jul. 6, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who previously served in the Air Force planned to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government, prosecutors said Monday in announcing her conviction in federal court. Elizabeth Jo Shirley pleaded guilty as part of a...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, American soldiers wait on the tarmac in Logar province, Afghanistan. Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported.  (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

Jun. 30, 2020 7:49 AM EDT

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The...

FILE - In this July 19, 2019, file photo, then-National security adviser John Bolton speaks at the request of President Donald Trump during a photo opportunity in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported. That's according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. Bolton also told colleagues he briefed Trump on the intelligence assessment in March 2019.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

5 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 30, 2020 6:22 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AP SOURCES: WHITE HOUSE KNEW OF BOUNTIES IN 2019 Top Trump administration officials were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for...

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, June 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

GOP lawmakers urge action after Russia-Afghanistan briefing

Jun. 29, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing Monday about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan — intelligence the White House insisted the president himself had not been...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, American soldiers wait on the tarmac in Logar province, Afghanistan. Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported.  (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

Jun. 29, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The...

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protest in front of Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, Monday, June 29, 2020, where he is expected to appear in custody for the extradition case management hearing. Assange was arrested last year after being evicted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he had sought refuge to avoid being sent to Sweden over allegations of rape and sexual assault, and is at the center of an extradition tussle over whether he should be sent to the United States. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

UK judge warns Assange on US extradition hearing attendance

Jun. 29, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British judge said Monday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must attend his next court hearing unless he can provide medical evidence to support his absence. Lawyers for Assange said he could not attend the latest hearing on his U.S. extradition case by video link from prison for...

FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court in London. The Justice Department says a federal grand jury has returned a new indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that does not include new charges but broadens the scope of conduct that the government believes broke the law. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

WikiLeaks founder Assange faces new indictment in US

Jun. 24, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought to recruit hackers at conferences in Europe and Asia who could provide his anti-secrecy website with classified information, and conspired with members of hacking organizations, according to a new Justice Department indictment announced Wednesday....

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, former National security adviser John Bolton gestures while speakings at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.   A federal judge has ruled, Saturday, June 20, 2020, that former national security adviser John Bolton can move forward in publishing his tell-all book. The Trump administration had tried to block the release because of concerns that classified information could be exposed.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Judge: Bolton can publish book despite efforts to block it

Jun. 20, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton can move forward in publishing his tell-all book, a federal judge ruled Saturday, despite efforts by the Trump administration to block the release because of concerns that classified information could be exposed. The decision from U.S. District...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, former national security adviser John Bolton gestures while speakings at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Judge weighs US bid to stop release of John Bolton's book

Jun. 19, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday criticized former Trump administration national security adviser John Bolton for moving to publish his book without formal clearance from the White House, but also suggested he was probably powerless to stop its release given that copies of the manuscript have...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, former national security adviser John Bolton takes part in a discussion on global leadership at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. An attorney for Bolton said Wednesday, June 10, that President Donald Trump is trying to put on ice publication of the former top administration official’s forthcoming memoir after White House lawyers again this week raised concerns that the book contains classified material that presents a national security threat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Bolton critique of Trump could define tell-all book battles

Jun. 19, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House fight with former national security adviser John Bolton is the latest chapter in a lengthy history of Washington book battles, yet it will likely define future cases between the U.S. government and former employees determined to write tell-alls. The government asked a...