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EXPLAINER: 3 more on trial in Michigan governor kidnap plot

Oct. 02, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A scheme to kidnap Michigan's governor in 2020 will get yet another airing in a different court when three men face trial Monday, just weeks before voters consider whether to reelect Gretchen Whitmer to a second term. Fourteen men were arrested two years ago,...

Ex-NSA worker charged with trying to sell US secrets

Sep. 29, 2022 21:27 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A former National Security Agency employee from Colorado is accused of trying to sell classified information to a hostile foreign government in an attempt to pay off his debts and “help balance" the world's scales, according to court documents released Thursday. But...

Agency: joining NATO makes Finland target for Russian ops

Sep. 29, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s future NATO membership will make the Nordic country a more interesting target for Russian intelligence and influencing operations, and Moscow may seek to acquire NATO-related intelligence through its neighbor, the Finnish Security and Intelligence Service said on...

Report urges improvements in US approach to hostage cases

Sep. 28, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration should create an additional senior-level position at the White House National Security Council to focus on cases of Americans who are wrongfully detained in foreign countries, and give more power and funding to an FBI-led interagency office tasked with...

Russia gives citizenship to ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden

Sep. 26, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday granted citizenship to former American intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who fled prosecution after he revealed highly classified U.S. surveillance programs to capture communications and data from around the world. A decree signed Monday by...

CIA unveils model of al-Qaida leader al-Zawahri's hideout

Sep. 24, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

McLEAN, Virginia (AP) — The CIA has revealed a model of Ayman al-Zawahri’s safe house, used to brief President Joe Biden about the al-Qaida leader’s whereabouts before the agency killed him in a drone strike in Afghanistan. Shortly after al-Zawahri's death, White House...

EXPLAINER: Declassification in spotlight during Trump probe

Sep. 22, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks since the FBI searched Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate and seized about 100 documents with classification markings, the former president has insisted he did nothing wrong and argued he declassified the information. He doubled down on that point...

US needs to reform efforts to stop enemy spies, report says

Sep. 20, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Senate study warns that U.S. spy agencies’ efforts to stop China and other adversaries from stealing secrets are hampered by miscommunication and a lack of money and staff at the office intended to coordinate those efforts. The report comes amid warnings...

Military intel chief says Putin can't achieve Ukraine goal

Sep. 16, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's setbacks and stretched resources in Ukraine show its forces are incapable of achieving President Vladimir Putin's initial aims in invading the country as things stand now, the Pentagon's intelligence chief said Friday. “We're coming to a point right now...

EXPLAINER: The intel review of documents at Trump's estate

Sep. 11, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The discovery of hundreds of classified records at Donald Trump's home has thrust U.S. intelligence agencies into a familiar and uncomfortable role as the foil of a former president who demanded they support his agenda and at times accused officers of treason. ...