Intelligence agencies

The website of the Telegram messaging app is seen on a computer's screen in Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 13, 2018. A Russian court has ordered the blocking of a popular messaging app following a demand by authorities that it share encryption data with them. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
April 18, 2018 - 3:25 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country's online world in what critics call a heavy-handed — and so far unsuccessful — attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram. The head of the communications watchdog acknowledged Wednesday that millions of IP...
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April 17, 2018 - 7:33 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A black former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter, saying in a statement that he knew it was illegal but felt he had to act against a culture in the bureau that often treats minority communities with...
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FILE - This combination of Oct. 14, 2016, file booking photos provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows from left, Patrick Stein, Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, three members of a Kansas militia group who were charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building filled with Somali immigrants in Garden City, Kan. The jury in their trial returns to the courtroom on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, to get final instructions and to hear arguments before getting the case for deliberation. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
April 17, 2018 - 5:15 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Tuesday afternoon in the case against three Kansas militia members accused of scheming to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somalis. During closing arguments, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Mattivi credited another militia member for...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2013 file photo, medical workers aid injured people following an explosion at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston. Twin bombs near the finish line of one of the world's most storied races killed three people and injured 260 others, many of whom lost their legs, five years ago on April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 15, 2018 - 9:10 am
A timeline of events related to the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260 others on April 15, 2013: March 2011: The Russian FSB intelligence security service gives the FBI information that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his family, was a...
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Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko arrives for a press conference at his residence in London, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 13, 2018 - 11:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Russian intelligence agencies monitored the emails of former spy Sergei Skripal's daughter Yulia for at least five years before the two were poisoned, Britain's national security adviser said in a letter made public Friday. Mark Sedwill made the assertion in a letter to NATO Secretary...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and “untethered to truth” and his leadership of the country as “transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty.” Comey’s comments come in a new book in which he casts Trump as a mafia boss-like figure who sought to blur the line between law enforcement and politics and tried to pressure him regarding the investigation into Russian election interference. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 13, 2018 - 3:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to truth" in a sharply critical new book that describes Trump as fixated in the early days of his administration on having the FBI debunk salacious rumors he insisted were untrue but could...
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President Donald Trump walks into the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 12, 2018, to speak about tax policy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 13, 2018 - 12:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has credited himself with a steady hand in dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, despite publicly toying with the idea of firing Mueller and denouncing the probe repeatedly as a "witch hunt." At one level, the White House indeed...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and “untethered to truth” and his leadership of the country as “transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty.” Comey’s comments come in a new book in which he casts Trump as a mafia boss-like figure who sought to blur the line between law enforcement and politics and tried to pressure him regarding the investigation into Russian election interference. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 12, 2018 - 10:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to truth" in a sharply critical new book that describes Trump as fixated in the early days of his administration on having the FBI debunk salacious rumors he insisted were untrue but could...
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Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo listens during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his confirmation Thursday, April 12, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 12, 2018 - 7:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to quell concerns before what is likely to be a narrow confirmation vote, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo vowed on Thursday to ramp up efforts against Russia in "each place we confront them." But he ducked and dodged when asked whether he supports President Donald...
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President Donald Trump walks into the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 12, 2018, to speak about tax policy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 12, 2018 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday credited himself with a steady hand in dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, despite publicly toying with the idea of firing Mueller and denouncing the probe repeatedly as a "witch hunt." At one level, the White House...
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