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Turkish state media: Detained Greek spied on border defenses

Jun. 25, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish security forces have detained a Greek citizen accused of spying for Athens’ intelligence service, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Saturday. The man, identified as Muhammed Amar Ampara, was allegedly involved in gathering information about the...

Spy agencies' focus on China could snare Chinese Americans

Jun. 15, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. intelligence agencies ramp up their efforts against China, top officials acknowledge they may also end up collecting more phone calls and emails from Chinese Americans, raising new concerns about spying affecting civil liberties. A new report from the...

Iran arrests suspect allegedly involved in Tehran hacking

Jun. 15, 2022 05:08 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have arrested a suspect allegedly involved in a cyberattack on the Tehran municipality’s website, media reported Wednesday. The official IRNA news agency gave no further details but said more information would be released later. ...

Iran exiles claim disrupting Tehran's surveillance cameras

Jun. 02, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Government-run surveillance cameras around Iran's capital reportedly were “disrupted” Thursday, while an exile group claimed it hacked into over 5,000 cameras around Tehran ahead of commemoration of the death of the founder of the Islamic Republic. ...

House passes domestic terrorism bill after Buffalo shooting

May. 19, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation late Wednesday night that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. The 222-203, nearly party-line vote was an answer to the growing pressure Congress...

Jury selected for trial of lawyer charged with lying to FBI

May. 16, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury was picked Monday in the trial of a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign who is accused of lying to the FBI as it investigated potential ties between Donald Trump and Russia in 2016. The case against Michael Sussmann, a cybersecurity...

EXPLAINER: Why stakes are high in trial tied to Russia probe

May. 14, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first trial resulting from special counsel John Durham’s investigation of the early days of the Trump-Russia probe hardly seems an explosive affair. It’s about a single false statement that a cybersecurity lawyer with ties to the Hillary Clinton campaign is alleged to...

EXCERPT: Jill Biden, into the public arena

May. 04, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

The following excerpt is from “Jill: A Biography of the First Lady,” by Associated Press journalists Julie Pace and Darlene Superville. The book details the life of Jill Biden. Superville covers the White House for the AP; Pace, a former White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief, is...

UK: Concerns raised over Chinese surveillance camera firm

Apr. 26, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An independent monitor of Britain's use of surveillance cameras has asked for the government to clarify its positions on buying equipment from a Chinese technology company accused of involvement in human rights abuses. Fraser Sampson, the biometrics and surveillance...

Bird flu confirmed in backyard flock in western Nebraska

Apr. 06, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Bird flu has made its way to Nebraska’s western edge, state agriculture officials reported Wednesday. The state's fifth case of avian influenza had been confirmed in a small backyard flock in Scotts Bluff County, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture...