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DOJ files to halt suit demanding Trump financial documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is challenging a federal judge's decision to allow a case to go forward that accuses President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. Justice Department lawyers want an appeals court to take the case...

 

Iranian hackers wage cyber campaign amid tensions with US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for...

 

Trump lawyer seeks to send emoluments case to appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for President Donald Trump filed papers on Friday asking that a lawsuit accusing the president of profiting from his office be taken out of the hands of a Maryland federal judge and sent to a federal appeals court. Trump'...

 

2 attorneys general to subpoena Trump Organization, Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas Tuesday seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Treasury Department and dozens of other entities as part of a lawsuit accusing Donald T...

 

Report: 'Law and order' Trump soft on corporate offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Donald Trump has positioned himself as a tough, "law and order" president, he has mostly excluded one group of offenders from his sights: those of the corporate class, according to a report released Wednesday by...

 

Judge spars with Justice Dept. lawyer on foreign favors suit

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of "profiting on an unprecedented scale" from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a...

 

Ethics director forwards concerns to DOJ over Cohen payment

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified "expenses," with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to...

 

Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure Wednesday that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified "expenses," with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy...

 

AP EXCLUSIVE: Big contracts, no storm tarps for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Hurricane Maria damaged tens of thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company with an unproven record won more than $30 million in contracts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide emerge...

 

AP finds hackers hijacked at least 195 Trump web addresses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, well before the furor over allegations Moscow meddled in the 2016 election that put Donald Trump in the White House, at least 195 web addresses belonging to Trump, his family or his business empire were hijacked...

 

Report: Trump-tied lobbyists cash in on their connections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after the presidential election, the Washington lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck touted its Republican team's "significant relationships ... with those who will steer the incoming Trump administration." It hig...

 

US no longer has geography as defense, ally in cybercombat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has long relied on its borders and superior military might to protect against and deter foreign aggressors. But a lack of boundaries and any rulebook in cyberspace has increased the threat and leveled the playing...

 

US warns of unusual cybersecurity flaw in heart devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department warned Tuesday about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that it said could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person's defibrillator or...

 

State election systems to get more federal aid for security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors and an election infrastructure that's "vital to our national interests," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is designating U.S. election systems critical infrastructure, a...

 

US move to secure election systems meets criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-minute decision by the Obama administration to designate election systems as critical infrastructure drew intense criticism from state and federal elections organizations on Monday. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh...

 

US designates election infrastructure as 'critical'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors and an election infrastructure that's "vital to our national interests," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Friday that he's designating U.S. election systems criti...

 

US releases detailed look at Russia's election hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday released its most detailed report yet on Russia's efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. The 13-page joint analysis by the Department of...

 

Georgia accuses US of trying to hack its election systems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The state of Georgia on Thursday accused the U.S. Homeland Security Department of apparently trying to hack its election systems In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp...

 

Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online. The new program announced Monday would create a database of unique digital...

 

Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online. The new program announced Monday would create a database of unique digital...

 

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A national commission on Friday delivered urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The report follows the worst hacking of U.S. government systems in...

 

Official: No 'manipulation' of data seen in election hacks

WASHINGTON (AP, Oct. 1, 2016) — Hackers have made their way into state election systems "in a few cases," but the federal government hasn't found "any manipulation" so far of voting information, the Homeland Security secretary said Saturday....

 

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