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Treason and espionage cases are rising in Russia since the war in Ukraine began

Jul. 14, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — When Maksim Kolker’s phone rang at 6 a.m., and the voice on the other end said his father had been arrested, he thought it was a scam to extort money. A day earlier, he had taken his father, prominent Russian physicist Dmitry Kolker, to the hospital in his native...

Scientists, a journalist and even a bakery worker are among those convicted of treason in Russia

Jul. 14, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Over the past decade, Russia has seen a sharp increase in treason and espionage cases. Lawyers and experts say prosecutions for these high crimes started to grow after 2014 — the year that Russia illegally annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine....

FBI investigating Trump rally attack as attempted assassination and act of domestic terror, but hasn't identified motive

Jul. 14, 2024 15:37 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI investigating Trump rally attack as attempted assassination and act of domestic terror, but hasn't identified motive.

Biden says assassination attempt on Trump is 'contrary to everything we stand for as a nation'

Jul. 14, 2024 14:11 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden says assassination attempt on Trump is 'contrary to everything we stand for as a nation.'

Law enforcement officials: Bomb making materials found in vehicle, at home of man suspected in Trump rally shooting

Jul. 14, 2024 11:14 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials: Bomb making materials found in vehicle, at home of man suspected in Trump rally shooting.

A shooting in Germany linked to a domestic dispute leaves 3 dead, 2 wounded

Jul. 14, 2024 10:00 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — A shooting in southwestern Germany linked to a domestic dispute on Sunday left three dead and two wounded from the same family, police said. The dead included the suspected shooter, another man and a woman, police spokesperson Ramona Döttling told The Associated...

Alec Baldwin's criminal case was about ammunition at its shocking beginning and its sudden end

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The criminal case against Alec Baldwin was about the handling of bullets from the beginning. And the handling of bullets brought it to an end. When cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed nearly three years ago on the New Mexico set of the film...

What's worse than thieves hacking into your bank account? When they steal your phone number, too

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One Monday morning in May, I woke up and grabbed my cell phone to read the news and scroll through memes. But it was out of cell service. I couldn't make calls or texts. That, though, turned out to be the least of my problems. Using my home Wi-Fi...

One Tech Tip: Protecting yourself against SIM swapping

Jul. 14, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — SIM-swapping is a growing form of identity theft that goes beyond hacking into an email or social media account. In this case, the thieves take over your phone number. Any calls or texts go to them, not to you. Any protections consumers enabled to secure access to...

FBI says investigators haven't identified motive in assassination attempt against Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 00:06 AM EDT
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — FBI says investigators haven't identified motive in assassination attempt against Trump.