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‘QAnon’ conspiracy theory creeps into mainstream politics

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | February 9, 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump was more than halfway through his speech at a rally in Milwaukee when one of his hand gestures caught the eye of a supporter standing in the packed arena.The 51-year-old woman believed the president had traced...

FBI director warns of ongoing Russian ‘information warfare’

By ERIC TUCKER | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray said Wednesday that Russia is engaged in “information warfare” heading into the 2020 presidential election, though he said law enforcement has not seen ongoing efforts by Russia to target America's election...

Second CIA contractor testifies in 9/11 case at Guantanamo

By BEN FOX | January 31, 2020

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A former CIA contractor who helped design a harsh interrogation program following the the Sept. 11 attacks sought Friday to minimize the severity of techniques used on the men facing war crimes charges for their alleged roles...

Former FBI translator gets probation for doctored transcript

By MATTHEW BARAKAT | January 31, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former FBI translator was sentenced to probation Friday after he admitted doctoring transcripts when his own voice came up on intercepts of phone calls placed by a terrorism suspect.Abdirizak Wehelie of Burke, Virginia, also...

FBI says monitoring of ex-Trump aide should’ve ended sooner

January 25, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has concluded that it should have ended its surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser earlier than it did because there was “insufficient predication" to continue eavesdropping, according to an order...