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Politics Dec 20WATCH: Justice Department levies charges against 2 Chinese hackers
The Justice Department is charging two Chinese citizens with carrying out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from U.S. companies.
Politics Dec 18Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks
A senior Justice Department official says bump stocks will be banned under the federal law that prohibits machine guns. It will take effect in late March. After that, it will be illegal to possess bump stocks.
Nation Dec 14Michael Cohen says Trump knew hush money payments wrong
In an interview with ABC News, Michael Cohen said he paid off two women because Trump was "very concerned" about how their stories "would affect the election."…
World Dec 13China suspected in huge Marriott data breach, official says
Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China's main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach involving the theft of personal information from as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel chain, a U.S. official said…
Politics Dec 13In plea deal, Russian Maria Butina admits to being a secret agent
The gun rights activist, who was arrested in July, is accused of gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations. Prosecutors say Butina's work was directed by a former Russian lawmaker.
Politics Dec 04Trump praises former adviser who refuses to testify against him. Is this witness tampering?
President Donald Trump praised a key witness in the Russia investigation Monday for having the "guts" not to testify against him, and said his former lawyer — who cut a deal with prosecutors — should head straight to prison.
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.