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India says Kashmir improving but restrictions stay

Nov. 20, 2019 3:52 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s home minister said Wednesday that normalcy has returned in most areas in Indian-controlled Kashmir but the detention of politicians and the blockade of the internet and social media were continuing because of security concerns. Home Minister Amit Shah said offices and...

Bristol schools up security in face of online threat

Nov. 19, 2019 6:19 AM EST

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Schools in Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, upped security after a vague threat about bringing a gun to a Bristol school was posted online over the weekend. Bristol, Virginia, police Sgt. Steve Crawford tells news outlets the threat was posted on Snapchat by an area middle...

Chief: Breach may have compromised police officers’ data

Nov. 16, 2019 5:20 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Officials say a possible data breach may have compromised the personal information of more than 500 employees of a Virginia police department. Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. told the Washington Post that he doesn’t have any reports that officers’ personal...

Future of Ohio Bitcoin program, deemed illegal, in limbo

Nov. 13, 2019 6:06 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Resuming Ohio's attempt to allow cryptocurrency in certain tax payments is up in the air after the state's top lawyer found a Bitcoin program launched by the former state treasurer was illegal. Republican Attorney General Dave Yost found then-Treasurer Josh Mandel skirted state law...

Army's use of TikTok app raises concerns on Capitol Hill

Nov. 12, 2019 6:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's use of a China-owned video app called TikTok as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy asking about potential national security risks posed...

The Latest: EU asks UK to name commissioner even temporarily

Nov. 12, 2019 7:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Even though the British government desperately wants to leave the EU, the bloc itself desperately wants a new U.K. Commissioner on its executive team, even if...

Employee e-mail accounts breached at Salem Health

Nov. 8, 2019 12:34 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An unauthorized person gained access to employee email accounts at Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics, but a hospital spokesman told the Statesman Journal that patient information was not misused. The newspaper reported Thursday that the incident happened in July. The hospital did not...

Russian sports leaders fight over doping data breach

Nov. 7, 2019 4:29 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — For years, Russian leaders portrayed pursuit of the doping scandal that has paralyzed the country's Olympic aspirations as a mission driven by political interests in the West. On Thursday, fissures erupted between their own countrymen, ratcheting up the tension in advance of a...

Charges: Chinese surveillance goods illegally sold to US

Nov. 7, 2019 4:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to customers, including the U.S. military to use on aircraft carriers, by falsely claiming the goods were manufactured in America, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The...

Maine based healthcare provider reports email hack

Nov. 7, 2019 3:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland, Maine, based health care provider was the target of a hack that potentially compromised the information of about 30,000 patients. InterMed said in a news release Tuesday an "unauthorized third party" accessed the email account of an employee sometime from Sept. 4-6. The...