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Cybersecurity firm finds proof Russia was behind hack of Democrats

Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 11:01 a.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (Alexei Druzhinin / Associated Press)
A cybersecurity firm has uncovered strong proof of the tie between the group that hacked the Democratic National Committee and Russia’s military intelligence arm – the primary agency behind the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 election.

Russia arms Serbia amid tensions with NATO

Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:48 a.m.

Russia will supply Serbia with fighter jets, tanks and combat vehicles, a move that potentially strengthens Moscow’s influence in the Balkans.

Obama dumps registry for some immigrant men, mostly Muslims

Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:46 a.m.

The Obama administration said Thursday it is officially scrapping a post-9/11 requirement for immigrant men from predominantly Muslim countries to register with the federal government. The U.S. hasn’t been using the program since 2011, but a top immigration adviser to President-elect Donald Trump has spoken of renewing it.

Clinton wins popular vote by nearly 2.9 million

Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:04 a.m.

In this Nov. 9 file photo, former President Bill Clinton applauds as his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York, where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought presidential election. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)
Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate.

Ohio Supreme Court rejects teen rapist’s 112-year sentence

Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:23 a.m.

A 112-year prison sentence imposed on a convicted rapist for crimes he committed at age 15 is unconstitutional because it doesn’t allow any opportunity for possible release, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Tunisian suspect’s fingerprints found in Berlin truck cab

Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:07 a.m.

This photo that was sent to European police authorities and obtained by AP on Dec. 21, 2016, shows Tunisian national Anis Amri, who is wanted by German police for an alleged involvement in the Berlin Christmas market attack. (Associated Press)
Tunisian suspect Anis Amri’s fingerprints have been found in the cab of the truck that plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin, strengthening the case linking him to the deadly attack, Germany’s top security official said Thursday.

Inquiry says Snowden in contact with Russia’s spy services

Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 7:34 a.m.

A declassified report on a congressional investigation into Edward Snowden says the former National Security Agency contractor has remained in contact with Russian intelligence services since he arrived in Moscow three years ago.

Fire that spread to 140 buildings under control in Japan

Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 7:33 a.m.

A huge fire that spread to about 140 buildings in a small city on Japan’s western coast was brought under control Thursday night after authorities called in extra firefighters to fight the blaze.

To Trump’s education pick, the U.S. public school system is a ‘dead end’

Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 4:17 a.m.

In this Dec. 9 file photo, Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos speaks in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
Many people in the education world are trying to learn as much as they can about Betsy DeVos, the Michigan billionaire tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to be education secretary. They are reading articles she has written, checking political donations she and her family have made, assessing her lobbying efforts and her role in education policy – and they are parsing speeches she has made, such as a very telling one in August 2015 at the SXSWedu convention in Texas.

Turkey links Russian envoy’s killer to US-based cleric Gulen

Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 8:04 p.m.

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s president on Wednesday implicated a U.S.-based Muslim cleric in the killing of Russia’s envoy to Turkey, saying the policeman who carried out the attack was a member of his “terror organization.” Ambassador Andrei Karlov was killed Monday evening by a gunman in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibition in Ankara. The assassin, Mevlut Mert Altintas of Ankara’s riot police squad, was killed in a police operation.

Ohio governor rejects mercy for killer of 3-year-old

Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 7:25 p.m.

Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday rejected mercy for the first inmate scheduled for execution next year under a new process for putting condemned prisoners to death. The governor also delayed the execution of Ronald Phillips by one month following a federal judge’s order last week that temporarily put executions on hold.

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