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Nation Nov 282 Iranian hackers charged for U.S. ransomware extortion scheme
The computer hackers are accused of creating ransomware known as SamSam that encrypted data on the computers of more than 200 victims, including the cities of Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey.
Politics Nov 193 Democratic senators sue over Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as attorney general
Whitaker was chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and was elevated to the top job after Sessions was ousted by President Donald Trump on Nov. 7.
Nation Nov 10Official: Thousand Oaks Gunman apparently stopped shooting to post online
Authorities trying to make sense of why a gunman killed 12 people at a Southern California bar are not publicly discussing what they’ve learned, but at least one Instagram post he made after beginning the massacre has emerged as an…
Nation Nov 08Eric Schneiderman, former NY attorney general, won’t face abuse charges
Schneiderman said he didn't consider the decision an exoneration.
Nation Nov 02Heroin, fentanyl remain among nation’s greatest drug threats, federal report says
But federal officials are concerned that methamphetamine and cocaine are being seen at much higher levels in areas that haven't historically been hotspots for those drugs.
Nation Oct 30Pipe-bomb suspect had hit list of targets, official says
The man suspected of sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and other opponents of President Donald Trump kept a list of elected officials and others who investigators believe were intended targets, an official told The Associated Press on Monday.
Nation Oct 28Pipe bomb suspect was spinning records as FBI closed in
In the hours before his arrest, as federal authorities zeroed in and secretly accumulated evidence, Cesar Sayoc was in his element: spinning classic and Top 40 hits in a nightclub where he’d found work as a DJ.
Nation Oct 26More suspicious packages found intended for Booker, Clapper
The discoveries brought to 12 the total number of devices addressed in recent days to Democratic figures including former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.
Nation Oct 26Investigators search for person who sent mail bombs, motive
Investigators are homing in on a postal facility in Opa-locka, Florida, where they believe some of the packages originated, an official said.
Nation Oct 25Packages containing explosives sent to Biden, Robert De Niro
Investigators said the contents of the packages were similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN.