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Six Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in a string of global cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the same Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections, but is not related to the November […]

Georgetown investigating source of discolored water

GEORGETOWN – In response to recent complaints and reports of discolored water, the town of Georgetown has taken a water plant offline in efforts to pinpoint the discoloration source. The cause of the discoloration is believed to be elevated levels of manganese, a mineral found naturally in the environment, including both groundwater and surface water. […]

Trump goes after Fauci, tries to buck up his campaign team

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Monday to buck up his campaign staff two weeks from Election Day, dismissing the cautionary coronavirus advice of his scientific experts as well as polling showing him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden across key battleground states. Trump was facing intense pressure to turn around his campaign, hoping […]

Trump, Biden go on offense in states they’re trying to flip

LAS VEGAS — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden went on offense Sunday, with each campaigning in states they are trying to flip during the Nov. 3 election that is just over two weeks away. Trump began his day in Nevada, making a visit to church before a fundraiser and an evening rally […]

FBI probing if Russia involved in Hunter Biden email story

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether emails that were published by the New York Post related to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, are connected to a possible Russian influence operation to spread disinformation, according to a person familiar with the matter. The newspaper said in its story Wednesday that it had obtained a hard […]

Judge finds cases against five in Whitmer plot can move forward

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors provided enough evidence to move toward trial for five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap the state’s governor because of her measures to control spread of the coronavirus and they will all remain held without bond, a federal judge ruled Friday. A two-day preliminary hearing in Grand Rapids […]

Twitter changes hacked content rules after Biden story furor

Twitter was wrong to block weblinks to an unverified political story, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday, as the company responded to criticism over its handling of the story that had prompted cries of censorship from the right. “Straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy and enforcement to fix,” he tweeted. […]

Senate Judiciary sets vote on Barrett, Dems decry ‘sham’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee set Oct. 22 for its vote to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court on Thursday as Democrats threw pointed objections but were unable to stop the Republicans’ drive to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick before the Nov. 3 election. The panel’s action clears a key […]

Harris suspends travel after staffer tests COVID-19 positive

WILMINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus. Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Thursday that Biden had no exposure, though he and Harris spent several hours campaigning together in Arizona on Oct. 8. Both have tested […]

First lady: Son Barron had coronavirus, but no symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump said Wednesday that her and the president’s teenage son, Barron, tested positive for the coronavirus not long after his parents, but had no symptoms. She made the revelation in a lengthy note chronicling her personal experience with COVID-19, including being hit with a “roller coaster” of symptoms that she treated […]