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Anatomy of the phone call now imperiling Trump's presidency

Oct. 12, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were dozens of ears listening to President Donald Trump's 30-minute phone call with the leader of Ukraine that is at the center of a House impeachment inquiry , and as many eyes that saw what he said. White House staffers, working in the secure, soundproof Situation Room in the West...

US official charged with leaking secrets to journalists

Oct. 9, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Defense Intelligence Agency official was arrested Wednesday and charged with leaking classified intelligence information to two journalists, including a reporter he was dating, the Justice Department said. Henry Kyle Frese, 30, was arrested by the FBI when he arrived at work at a DIA...

US citizen accused of spying on behalf of Chinese government

Sep. 30, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California tour operator charged by U.S. officials with illegally ferrying information to China was a quiet and friendly man with a taste for luxury cars, a neighbor said. Xuehua Edward Peng, 56, of Hayward was charged in documents unsealed Monday with being an illegal foreign agent...

The Latest: Neighbor says accused spy liked luxury cars

Sep. 30, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on U.S. citizen accused of acting as a spy for China (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A neighbor of a man charged with acting as a spy for China says the man had a taste for luxury cars. Neighbor Danilo Serrano told The Associated Press that Xuehua (Edward) Peng moved into their...

Whistleblower case opens window into secret computer systems

Sep. 26, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The whistleblower complaint at the heart of Congress' impeachment inquiry opened a window Thursday into government computer systems that White House and other government employees use to share and manage classified information on a day-to-day basis. The process is complicated. There are...

France dismisses Snowden's latest request for asylum

Sep. 19, 2019 4:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister says "it's not the time" to grant a new asylum request from former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Snowden has been living in Russia to escape U.S. prosecution after leaking classified documents detailing government surveillance programs....

Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran

Sep. 17, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequence yet of the "maximum pressure" U.S. economic...

RCMP official arrested after FBI, RCMP found documents

Sep. 17, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday the national force was working with the FBI on an investigation last year when it discovered documents that eventually led to the arrest of one of its senior intelligence officers. Authorities arrested Cameron Jay Ortis last week and...

Lawyers say leaks prosecution violates freedom of the press

Sep. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for a former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified documents about military campaigns to a reporter say the case should be dismissed because the law is being used to suppress freedom of the press. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is charged in federal court...

Arrested official had access to intel from Canada's allies

Sep. 16, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police force said Monday the national police force has been "shaken" by the arrest of one of its senior intelligence officers and said he had access to information from Canada's allies. Authorities arrested Cameron Jay Ortis last week and alleged he...