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FILE - In this March 6, 2012, file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look like now after five years in captivity, and an image, center, taken from the video, released by his kidnappers, and a picture before he was kidnapped, left, displayed during a news conference in Washington. A U.S. judge ordered Iran on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, to pay $1.45 billion to Levinson's family, who is believed to have been kidnapped by the Islamic Republic while on an unauthorized CIA mission to an Iranian island in 2007. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

US court: Iran owes $1.4B over ex-FBI agent presumed dead

Oct. 6, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered Iran to pay $1.45 billion to the family of a former FBI agent believed to have been kidnapped by the Islamic Republic while on an unauthorized CIA mission to an Iranian island in 2007. The judgment this month comes after Robert Levinson's family...

FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo, then-Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration has agreed to provide in-person briefings on threats to the November election to key members of Congress. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe agreed to brief the Senate and House intelligence committees, backing down from a decision to provide information only in writing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

Trump intel chief unveils unverified Russian info about Dems

Sep. 29, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top intelligence official said Tuesday that he has declassified Russian intelligence alleging damaging information about Democrats during the 2016 election even though he acknowledged it might not be true. The announcement, just hours before the first...

Judge orders ex-CIA officer detained in China spy case

Aug. 27, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former CIA officer and contract linguist for the FBI accused of selling U.S. secrets to China must remain locked up because he's a “serious flight risk” in a case involving “espionage over many, many years,” a federal judge ruled Thursday. Alexander Yuk Ching...