Intelligence agencies

November 13, 2018 - 10:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions pauses before speaking about the arrest of Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Fla., in the package bomb case, during a news conference at the Department of Justice, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 26, 2018 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The bank that foreclosed on the home of Cesar Sayoc, the suspect in the pipe bomb mailings, was formerly owned by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin). Sayoc lost...
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This screenshot from CNN's Twitter account shows what CNN says is the explosive device that was delivered to their New York headquarters on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. The package sent to CNN contained a live explosive with wires, a black pipe and an envelope with white powder. Officials said the substance was being tested to see if it was dangerous. (CNN Twitter Account via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on explosive devices sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and others (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The attempted bomb attacks against President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and others are front-and-center at the preshow of President Donald...
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October 15, 2018 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Senate intelligence committee employee has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. James Wolfe appeared in federal court in Washington on Monday and pleaded guilty to a single charge in the three-count indictment against him. Prosecutors had said Wolfe told a reporter in...
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Family members and friends gather for a candlelight vigil memorial at Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge in Amsterdam, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. The memorial honored 20 people who died in Saturday's fatal limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y., (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
October 09, 2018 - 9:58 am
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — A ceremony for the victims of the limousine crash that killed 20 people ended with participants lifting candles above their heads to signal unity and perseverance. Over 1,000 people jammed a riverside park in Amsterdam, New York, for Monday night's vigil as victims' relatives...
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In this image released and manipulated at source by the Dutch Defense Ministry, Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, four Russian officers of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, GRU, are escorted to their flight after being expelled from the Netherlands on April 13, 2018, for allegedly trying to hack into the U.N. chemical watchdog OPCW's network. The Dutch defense minister on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, accused Russia's military intelligence unit of attempted cybercrimes targeting the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine.(Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
October 08, 2018 - 7:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says suspected Russian spies accused of trying to hack into the world's chemical weapons watchdog weren't doing anything illegal. Lavrov on Monday was the first senior Russian official to address last week's accusations by Dutch officials that...
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In this photo taken on Friday, May 5, 2017, the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are seen in The Hague, Netherlands. The Dutch defense minister on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, accused Russia's military intelligence unit of attempted cybercrimes targeting the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 04, 2018 - 9:55 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a new wave of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The global chemical weapons watchdog that was targeted by Russian hackers says it "takes very seriously the security of its information systems and networks." The Organization for the...
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September 28, 2018 - 12:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee voted Friday to release transcripts of more than 50 interviews it conducted as part of its now-closed investigation into Russian election interference during the 2016 presidential campaign. Among those to be released are interviews with President...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2015, file photo, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., checks his phone as he arrives for a bipartisan lunch in the Kennedy Caucus Room on Capitol Hill in Washington. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is proposing new legislation that would allow the Senate’s Sergeant at Arms to spend taxpayer money protecting senators’ private email accounts and personal devices amid persistent anxieties over the digital security of the American midterm vote. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 19, 2018 - 6:20 pm
Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a Wednesday letter to Senate leaders that his office discovered that...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of the President's National Council of the American Worker in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 18, 2018 - 9:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that "really bad things" at the FBI are exposed. But the decision, made against the backdrop of Trump's spiraling outrage at...
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