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World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Nov. 23, 2021 15:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. ...

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Nov. 23, 2021 01:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA officer has spied on top soccer officials for years while working for Qatar, the tiny Arab country hosting next year’s World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Qatar sought an edge in securing hosting...

Arizona man convicted of threatening Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Nov. 19, 2021 19:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona says a man from Bullhead, Arizona, has been convicted of threatening to kill or harm Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. A Friday statement from the office said a jury found 77-year-old Steven...

White supremacist prison guards work with impunity in Fla.

Nov. 19, 2021 10:42 AM EST

In June, three Florida prison guards who boasted of being white supremacists beat, pepper sprayed and used a stun gun on an inmate who screamed “I can’t breathe!” at a prison near the Alabama border, according to a fellow inmate who reported it to the state. The...

US faces 'heightened threat' in holiday season, DHS says

Nov. 10, 2021 18:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. faces a “heightened threat environment” from domestic extremists and people inspired by foreign terrorist groups with the approach of the holiday season, the Department of Homeland Security warned Wednesday. While DHS said it had no...

Analyst pleads not guilty to lying about Trump dossier

Nov. 10, 2021 10:33 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Russian national who served as a primary source for a dossier of negative research about former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he lied to the FBI about the legitimacy of his own sources. A judge set an April...

High court struggles with government secrets case

Nov. 08, 2021 15:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struggled Monday with whether to allow a lawsuit by Muslim men claiming religious bias by the FBI to go forward despite the government's objection that doing so could reveal national security secrets. The case the high court was...

Vaccine refusals in intelligence agencies raise GOP concerns

Nov. 05, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of intelligence officers could soon face dismissal for failing to comply with the U.S. government’s vaccine mandate, leading Republican lawmakers to raise concerns about removing employees from agencies critical to national security. ...

State Dept. names new coordinator on 'Havana Syndrome' cases

Nov. 05, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Friday named a new coordinator for its investigation into cases of so-called Havana Syndrome, responding to increased pressure from lawmakers to investigate and respond to hundreds of brain injuries reported by diplomats and intelligence officers. ...

The AP Interview: Justice Dept. conducting cyber crackdown

Nov. 04, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is stepping up actions to combat ransomware and cybercrime through arrests and other actions, its No. 2 official told The Associated Press, as the Biden administration escalates its response to what it regards as an urgent economic and national...