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New leader named for Cleveland FBI office

Feb. 16, 2019 8:20 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio native who served as a special assistant to the FBI's three most recent directors in Washington is the new leader of the agency's Cleveland field office. Eric Smith assumed his role as special agent-in-charge earlier this month. The 49-year-old Smith replaces Stephen Anthony,...

Informant testifies FBI paid him $23K in bomb plot probe

Feb. 14, 2019 5:52 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An FBI informant says he was paid more than $23,000 for cooperating in an investigation that led to charges against a man accused of trying to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound (450-kilogram) bomb outside an Oklahoma City bank. TV station KWTV reports Brent Elisens testified...

Citing distrust, Portland pulls out of FBI anti-terror panel

Feb. 14, 2019 7:23 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council has voted to withdraw the city from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's anti-terrorism task force, citing a deep distrust in the program's ability to root out terrorism while upholding the civil rights of residents. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that...

US says ex-intel official defected to Iran, revealed secrets

Feb. 14, 2019 6:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran despite warnings from the FBI has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including the code name and secret mission of a Pentagon program, prosecutors said. The Justice...

Separating fact vs fiction in Trump's State of the Union

Feb. 4, 2019 3:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump likes to describe the state of the union as he wants it to be, not how it really is. In day-to-day comments, he routinely inflates the magnitude of what he's done, grandly claiming, for example, that he's "created the greatest economic success in the history of our...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's untruths on Russia probe, wall, jobs

Feb. 4, 2019 12:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is glossing over the facts when it comes to the Russia investigation and his economic performance. The president suggests the 34 charges issued or guilty pleas achieved by special counsel Robert Mueller have had little to do with him. But Trump's ignoring reality....

In reversal, Trump now says he and intel chiefs in agreement

Feb. 1, 2019 1:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after he lashed out at U.S. intelligence agency chiefs over their assessments of global threats, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course and said that he and the intelligence community "are all on the same page." Trump met with his director of national intelligence and other...

In reversal, Trump says he and intel chiefs on 'same page'

Jan. 31, 2019 6:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after he lashed out at U.S. intelligence agency chiefs over their assessments of global threats, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Thursday and said that he and the intelligence community "are all on the same page." Trump met with his director of national intelligence...

China-US row over tech giant Huawei overshadows trade talks

Jan. 29, 2019 5:19 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. criminal charges against Chinese electronics giant Huawei have sparked a fresh round of trans-Pacific recriminations, with Beijing demanding Tuesday that Washington back off what it called an "unreasonable crackdown" on the maker of smartphones and telecom gear. China's foreign ministry...

Judge turns down bid to halt Sept 11 hearing at Guantanamo

Jan. 28, 2019 9:51 PM EST

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Outbursts from prisoners marked the resumption of pretrial hearings Monday for the Sept. 11 terrorism case in the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Amid calls from prisoners questioning judge Marine Col. Keith Parrella's qualifications and accusing him of making...