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Ex-airman: Guilt over drone strikes prompted to leak secrets

Jul. 22, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst said his guilt over participating in lethal drone strikes in Afghanistan led him to leak government secrets about the drone program to a reporter. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is scheduled to be...

FBI releases trove of records on gangster 'Whitey' Bulger

Jul. 19, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The FBI has released hundreds of pages of records from notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger's file. The Boston Herald reports the 300 pages of heavily redacted records show the agency was aware that Bulger was involved in loan-sharking,...

Man pleads guilty to opening bank accounts using others' ID

Jul. 14, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in federal court to opening bank accounts in New Hampshire and other states using other people's identification. The man and co-conspirators deposited fraudulent checks into the accounts worth more than $119,000. They...

Firm hacked to spread ransomware had previous security flaws

Jul. 13, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

For 21 years, the software company Kaseya labored in relative obscurity — at least until cybercriminals exploited it in early July for a massive ransomware attack that snarled businesses around the world and escalated U.S.-Russia diplomatic tensions. But it turns out...

Review: New insight into the complex character of Hoover

Jul. 12, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

“The Director: My Years Assisting J. Edgar Hoover,” by Paul Letersky with Gordon Dillow (Scribner) J. Edgar Hoover’s life has been picked apart in other books; Paul Letersky and Gordon Dillow deliver insight that only could be obtained from Letersky’s vantage...

Guantanamo prosecutor retires as 9/11 trial remains elusive

Jul. 09, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army general who spent the past decade leading an oft-stalled effort to prosecute five men held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is retiring from the military, leaving his post as chief prosecutor as a trial remains elusive. ...

German court delays far-right party ruling, citing election

Jul. 08, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany said Thursday that it won't decide before the country's national election in September whether the domestic intelligence agency can put the far-right Alternative for Germany party under observation due to suspicions of extreme-right sympathies. ...

20 years after 9/11, lawsuit against Saudis hits key moment

Jul. 05, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, victims' relatives are pressing the courts to answer what they see as lingering questions about the Saudi government's role. A lawsuit that accuses Saudi Arabia of being complicit...

Afghan pullout has US spies reorienting in terrorism fight

Jul. 03, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two-decade war in Afghanistan has given U.S. spies a perch for keeping tabs on terrorist groups that might once again use the beleaguered nation to plan attacks against the U.S. homeland. But that will end soon. The withdrawal of U.S. troops from...

NSA discloses hacking methods it says are used by Russia

Jul. 01, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and British agencies disclosed on Thursday details of “brute force” methods they say have been used by Russian intelligence to try to break into the cloud services of hundreds of government agencies, energy companies and other organizations. ...