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Theater teacher admits creating fake Facebook pages to spy

A theater director at a school in Maine who acknowledged creating fake Facebook profiles to eavesdrop on parents’ discussions is out of a job.


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 8 p.m.

Wife of Princeton student urges Iran to release him

The wife of a Princeton University graduate student sentenced to 10 years in prison for espionage in Iran said Tuesday he is innocent of the charges and urged his release.


Trump says he didn’t mention Israel in meeting with Russians

President Donald Trump on Monday defended himself against allegations he divulged classified information in a recent meeting with Russian diplomats, saying alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he never …


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

Chinese jets intercept U.S. military plane in East China Sea

Two Chinese SU-30 fighter jets intercepted an American military aircraft over the East China Sea on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Air Force.


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

Chelsea Manning ‘looking forward to so much’ after release

Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, spared by presidential clemency from the rest of a 35-year prison term for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, stepped out of a military lockup …


Convicted transgender soldier will stay on active duty

The Army says that when transgender solider Chelsea Manning is released from military prison on Wednesday she will remain on active duty in a special status, pending her final appellate …


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Idaho asks appeals court to uphold ban on spying at farms

Idaho is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a statewide ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses after a lower court judge sided with animal rights activists who …


Idaho’s anti-dairy spying lawsuit attracts supporters

A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities.


Can hack but can’t shoot? FBI may ease entry for cyber agents

Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer with ease but can’t shoot their way out of a paper bag could soon find the FBI to be more welcoming.


Obama aide Susan Rice denies using intelligence reports to spy on Trump advisers

Susan Rice, Barack Obama’s national security adviser and the latest target for Donald Trump’s embattled defenders, firmly denied on Tuesday that she or other Obama officials used secret intelligence reports …


Eli Lake: Trump may have point about spy games

FBI director James Comey will confirm on Monday before the House Intelligence Committee that what Trump tweeted on March 4 was literally false. But there may be reason to take …


Krauthammer: Conspiracy chasing poses real danger

Self-created crisis can leave us distracted, spent and unprepared when the real thing hits.


Ex-CIA agent freed in Europe thanks Trump administration

A former American CIA agent released from prison in Portugal hours before her planned extradition to Italy is thanking President Donald Trump for what she describes as his administration’s intervention …


Coast Guard tracking Russian spy ship near U.S. Navy submarine base in Connecticut

Officials are tracking a Russian spy ship that cruised up the East Coast to within 30 miles of the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton Wednesday in what some lawmakers …


Russia denies intelligence contacts with Trump campaign team

The Kremlin spokesman on Wednesday denied reports of intercepted phone calls between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.


Want to track cellphones? Get a warrant, lawmakers say

Law enforcement cellphone tracking devices are coming under scrutiny in several states, where lawmakers have introduced proposals ranging from warrant requirements to an outright ban on the technology.


Trump criticizes decision to commute ‘ungrateful traitor’ Chelsea Manning’s sentence

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning that Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who had been convicted for turning over classified diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks, “should never have been released …


British ex-spy behind Trump dossier seen as a cool operator

Christopher Steele, the one-time British spy who has compiled an explosive dossier on President-elect Donald Trump, is a well-regarded operative who wouldn’t make up stories to satisfy his clients, according …


Cybersecurity firm finds proof Russia was behind hack of Democrats

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 …


Inquiry says Snowden in contact with Russia’s spy services

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 …


Trump’s national security adviser shared secrets without permission, files show

A secret U.S. military investigation in 2010 determined that Michael T. Flynn, the retired Army general tapped to serve as national security adviser in the Trump White House, “inappropriately shared” …


Trump’s Defense nominee James Mattis received anonymous email in Petraeus case, AP reports

The Associated Press has learned that President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for defense secretary was among several military officials whom the FBI concluded received anonymous letters from the woman who had …


President Obama defends terrorism strategy before handover to Trump

President Barack Obama vigorously defended a counterterrorism strategy that relies on special forces and local U.S. partners to minimize America’s military footprint, drawing a sharp contrast Tuesday to the more …


Foreign spies ready to enact cyberattacks on Russia’s banks, nation says

Russia accused foreign spy agencies of preparing cyberattacks in dozens of cities to try to undermine its banking system.


Sons of Ethel Rosenberg ask White House to exonerate mother

The sons of convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg are asking President Barack Obama to exonerate their mother.


U.S. investigating leak related to Petraeus case

The Defense Department is conducting a new leaks investigation related to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, the Associated Press confirmed Monday, …


Norway’s Supreme Court refuses to grant Snowden safe travel

Norway’s Supreme Court has rejected Edward Snowden’s request for a legal guarantee that would allow him to collect an award in the Scandinavian country without risk of being extradited to …


Controversy has swirled around Trump’s reported pick for national security adviser

National security advisers typically work in the shadows, but President-elect Donald Trump’s reported pick for the key job, Michael Flynn, is more of a flame-thrower who has labeled the Muslim …


Russia eased hacking after U.S. accused Kremlin, intel chief says

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday that Russia curtailed its election-related cyberactivity after the Obama administration accused Moscow of trying to interfere with the presidential race. The top …


Judge orders FBI, CIA to disclose Occupy surveillance

A federal judge has ordered the FBI and other federal agencies to turn over any potential evidence they spied on Occupy Philadelphia protesters.