Breaches by Iran-affiliated hackers spanned multiple U.S. states, federal agencies say
U.S. and Israeli authorities say a small western Pennsylvania water authority was just one of multiple organizations breached by Iran-affiliated hackers who targeted a specific industrial control device because it is Israeli-made.
Teen girls are being victimized by deepfake nudes. One family is pushing for more protections
A mother and her 14-year-old daughter are advocating for better protections for victims after AI-generated nude images of the teen and other female classmates were circulated at a high school in New Jersey.
US proposes plan to help the snow-dependent Canada lynx before warming shrinks its habitat
U.S. officials are proposing a $31 million recovery plan for Canada lynx to help a snow-dependent wildcat species that scientists say could be wiped out in parts of the contiguous U.S. by the end of the century.
Mississippi sheriff changes policies after violent abuse. Victims say it's to escape accountability
Attorneys for the victims of a racist episode of police torture say new policies unveiled by a Mississippi sheriff’s department this week were introduced so the sheriff can escape liability in a civil lawsuit and forestall a federal probe.
Inmate who stabbed Derek Chauvin 22 times is charged with attempted murder, prosecutors say
Federal prosecutors say Derek Chauvin was stabbed in prison 22 times by a former gang leader and one-time FBI informant who told investigators he targeted the former Minneapolis police officer because of his notoriety for killing George Floyd.
5 takeaways from AP's Black attorneys general interviews about race, justice and politics
In wide-ranging interviews with The Associated Press, six sitting Black attorneys general discussed the challenges and opportunities of serving as the top law enforcement officer in their respective states.
Blinken sees goals largely unfulfilled in Mideast trip, even as Israel pledges to protect civilians
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken returned to the Mideast this week looking to press for agreements to extend the Gaza cease-fire, step up the release of hostages held by Hamas and limit Palestinian civilian casualties if fighting with Israel resumed.
A world away from the West Bank, Vermont shooting victims and their families face new grief and fear
Nearly a week after three college students of Palestinian descent were shot and seriously wounded while taking an evening walk, relatives of two of the victims have arrived in Vermont from the war-torn West Bank to care for their loved ones.
Illinois appeals court affirms actor Jussie Smollett's convictions and jail sentence
An appeals court has upheld the disorderly conduct convictions of actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself in 2019 and then lying about it to Chicago police.
West Virginia places anti-abortion pregnancy center coalition at the helm of $1M grant program
A West Virginia coalition that helps support a network of anti-abortion pregnancy centers in the state is receiving $1 million to distribute to organizations committed to encouraging people not to end their pregnancies.
US prosecutors say plots to assassinate Sikh leaders were part of a campaign of planned killings
Law enforcement authorities say in court papers that the plot driven by a government official in India to assassinate a prominent Sikh separatist leader in New York City was meant to precede another killing in California and more assassinations in the U.S. and Canada.
Facebook parent Meta sues the FTC claiming 'unconstitutional authority' in child privacy case
The parent company of Instagram and Facebook has sued the Federal Trade Commission in an attempt to stop the agency from reopening a 2020 privacy settlement with the company that would prohibit it from profiting from data it collects on users under 18.
Entertainment consultant killed by woman who stalked his film director friend, prosecutors say
Prosecutors say a high-profile entertainment marketing consultant was targeted by a woman who had been stalking one of his friends, a film director, before she fatally shot him inside his Los Angeles home.
Judge extends pause on John Oates' sale of stake in business with Daryl Hall as arbitration proceeds
A judge has sided with Daryl Hall in his request to keep temporarily blocking John Oates from selling his potentially lucrative share of the Hall & Oates duo’s joint venture without his longtime partner’s permission.
Cristiano Ronaldo faces $1B class-action lawsuit for promoting for Binance NFTs
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has been hit with a billion dollar class-action lawsuit over his role in promoting cryptocurrency-related “non-fungible tokens,” or NFTs, issued by the beleaguered cryptocurrency exchange Binance.
Leaked document says US is willing to build energy projects in case Snake River dams are breached
In a strong sign that the U.S. will consider breaching four controversial dams on the Snake River, a leaked Biden administration document says the government is prepared to help build clean energy projects to replace the power generated by the dams.
Total GivingTuesday donations were flat this year, but 10% fewer people participated in the day
The nonprofit organization GivingTuesday estimates that donors gave $3.1 billion this year on what has become one of the most important fundraising dates for U.S. nonprofits, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Congress members, activists decry assaults against anti-China protesters during San Francisco summit
A man protesting against the Chinese government during the recent Asia-Pacific economic summit in San Francisco says he was attacked by supporters of the Chinese ruling party and is urging local police to take action.
Daryl Hall accuses John Oates of 'ultimate partnership betrayal' in plan to sell stake in business
Daryl Hall has filed a court declaration that accuses his longtime music partner John Oates of committing the “ultimate partnership betrayal” by planning to sell his share of the Hall & Oates duo’s joint venture without the other’s permission.
Indiana judge dismisses state's lawsuit against TikTok that alleged child safety, privacy concerns
An Indiana county judge has dismissed a state lawsuit filed against TikTok that had accused the app of deceiving its users about the level of inappropriate content for children on its platform and the security of consumers’ personal information.
Frances Sternhagen, Tony Award-winning actor who was familiar maternal face on TV, dies at 93
Frances Sternhagen, the veteran character actor who won two Tony Awards and became a familiar maternal face to TV viewers later in life in such shows as “Cheers,” “ER,” “Sex and the City” and “The Closer,” has died.
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway says Haslams offered bribes to inflate Pilot truck stops earnings
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway says the billionaire Haslam family tried to bribe at least 15 executives at the Pilot truck stop chain with millions of dollars to get them to inflate the company’s profits this year because that would force Berkshire to pay more for the Haslams’ remaining 20% stake in the company.