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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...

Ex-Rep. Chris Collins pleads guilty in insider trading case

Oct. 1, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Rep. Chris Collins pleaded guilty Tuesday in an insider trading case, a day after he resigned from Congress and set off a scramble to fill his seat in his Republican-leaning district. Collins had initially denied charges he leaked confidential information about a pharmaceutical...

The Latest: Ex-Rep Chris Collins pleads guilty in stock case

Oct. 1, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a guilty plea from former U.S. Rep Chris Collins of New York (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins has pleaded guilty in an insider trading case, a day after he resigned from Congress. The Republican from western New York entered the plea on Tuesday in...

Collins resigns from Congress ahead of expected guilty plea

Sep. 30, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican from western New York, submitted his resignation from Congress on Monday ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he was accused of leaking confidential information during an urgent phone call made from a White House picnic....

Man convicted in Singapore data leak sentenced to 2 years

Sep. 27, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A man convicted of leaking Singapore's HIV patient database as part of an alleged extortion attempt has been sentenced to two years in prison in Kentucky. Singapore's health ministry accused Mikhy Farrera-Brochez of leaking a database of 14,200 people infected with HIV. FBI agents...

Correction: Opioid Crisis-Where's the Money? story

Sep. 24, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

In a story Sept. 5 about the family that owns Purdue Pharma, The Associated Press, relying on information from a financial data website, erroneously reported the value of a single holding. That portfolio is valued at $169 million, not $1.7 billion, and was misstated by an order of 10 because of a technological...

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....

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...

Snowden calls on France's Macron to grant him asylum

Sep. 16, 2019 4:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum. Snowden, now living in Russia to avoid prosecution in the United States, stressed in...

Snowden tells life story and why he leaked in new memoir

Sep. 13, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. Snowden, who now lives in Russia to avoid...