Intelligence agencies

September 16, 2020 - 2:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who is accused of joining the Islamic State group in Syria has been returned to the United States to face terrorism charges. Abdelhamid Al-Madioum made his first court appearance in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Wednesday. Authorities say he was vacationing...
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Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek William Saab holds a photo of bullets he says were seized with other weapons in connection with what the government calls a failed attack over the weekend aimed at overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro, during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
September 14, 2020 - 3:18 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Monday accused a U.S. citizen recently arrested in the Caribbean nation of spying and planning to sabotage oil refineries and electrical service in order to stir unrest and kill innocent people. The man, alleged to have CIA ties, had help...
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Det. James Skernivitz is shown in this undated photo provided by the Cleveland Division of Police. Skernivitz, 53, was shot and killed along with an informant, while sitting an unmarked car during a drug operation in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Cleveland Division of Police via AP)
September 05, 2020 - 1:49 pm
CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Two fire truck ladders stretched a large American flag over a hearse that threaded the Cleveland streets Saturday as it carried the body of a police detective killed in the line of duty to a funeral home. Other first responders stood at attention as the procession for...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, then-FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Strzok, a former FBI agent who was fired because of derogatory text messages about Donald Trump, writes in a new book that he believes the president has been compromised by Russia. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 05, 2020 - 7:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Peter Strzok spent his FBI career hunting Russian and Chinese spies, but after news broke of derogatory text messages he had sent about President Donald Trump, he came to feel like he was the one being hunted. There were menacing phone calls and messages from strangers, and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, police spray a substance to clear the area where a colleague was down on the Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. Two men from Minnesota and North Carolina who prosecutors say are members of an anti-government extremist group have been charged with terrorism counts for allegedly building weapons they believed were going to Hamas. They are allegedly members of the "Boogaloo Bois." The investigation into the men began after they posted messages on social media about inciting violence after the May 25 death of George Floyd. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP, File)
September 04, 2020 - 5:41 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two men who prosecutors say are members of an anti-government extremist group, who toted guns on Minneapolis streets during unrest following the death of George Floyd and spoke about shooting police, blowing up a courthouse and killing politicians, have been charged with federal...
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This Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 photo shows flowers placed as a memorial at a playground where a car driven by a slain Cleveland police detective came to rest after being shot the night before in Cleveland. Three people have been arrested in the shooting that killed Detective James Skernivitz, 53, said Jeff Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, the department's largest police union. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 04, 2020 - 3:58 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police detective who had just joined a federal violence task force was shot and killed in his unmarked car along with a police informant during a drug operation, officials said Friday. Three people have been arrested in the shooting that killed Detective James...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Attorney General William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on the Mueller Report. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 01, 2020 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced new restrictions Tuesday on how it conducts any secret national security surveillance of candidates for federal office or their staff members and advisers. The restrictions, announced by Attorney General William Barr in a pair of memos, are part of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, leaves the federal court following a status conference in Washington. The arrest of President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon adds to a growing list of Trump associates ensnared in legal trouble. They include the president's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, whom Bannon replaced, his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, and his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
August 31, 2020 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington declined Monday to order the dismissal of the Michael Flynn prosecution, permitting a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department's request to dismiss its case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser. The decision...
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The New Zealand Stock Exchange board is shown on the side of Jarden Building in central Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. New Zealand's government and overseas spy agency are getting involved after ongoing cyber attacks have disrupted the New Zealand stock exchange several times this week. (Greg Bowker/New Zealand Herald via AP)
August 28, 2020 - 5:20 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government and its foreign spy agency are getting involved after cyber attacks disrupted trading on the nation’s stock market several times this week. The attacks have affected the private company NZX which hosts the market, halting trading for up to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo National Security Agency Director Gen. Paul Nakasone testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nakasone, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency, says in a piece being published Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2020, by the magazine Foreign Affairs that the military's cyber fighters are increasingly prepared to engage in combat with online adversaries rather than wait to repair networks after they've been penetrated. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 25, 2020 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military's top cyber official is defending the government's shift toward a more aggressive strategy in cyberspace, saying the mission has evolved over the last decade to become more proactive and offensive in order to keep pace with sophisticated threats. Gen. Paul...
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