AP Explains: The Justice Department's new quarrel with Apple

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly shooting of three U.S. sailors at a Navy installation in December could reignite a long-simmering fight between the federal government and tech companies over data privacy...

Rights group demands Israel rein in murky spyware company

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court heard a case Thursday calling for restrictions to be slapped on NSO Group, an Israeli company that makes surveillance software that is said to have been used t...

Chats between spy and pro-KMT Chinese businessman revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Australian analyst has released screenshots of conversations involving a Chinese businessman claiming to represent the Kuomintang (KMT) who attempted to bribe and intim...

Ronan Farrow among nominees for book critic prizes

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronan Farrow has already won a Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement. Now he's up for a literary honor, a National Book Cri...

Riding Globes, '1917' ends 'Star Wars' box-office reign

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took the Great War to finally take down “Star Wars.” Director Sam Mendes' World War I story “1917" brought in $36.5 million in its first weekend of wide releas...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 12-18

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 12-18 Jan. 12: Country singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is 81, actor Anthony Andrews is 72, actress Kirstie Alley is 69, radio...

2020 box office starts off with 'Star Wars' still on top

NEW YORK (AP) — The box office in 2020 started off where last year left off: with “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" still on top. After a historic year, the Walt Disney Co. opened the...

Feds: No evidence hackers disrupted North Carolina voting

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal investigation didn’t turn up any evidence that cyber attacks were responsible for computer errors that disrupted voting in a North Carolina county in 2016, according to ...

'Skywalker' rises again; 'Little Women' go big at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars” was still rising in the last weekend of the year, while “Little Women” broke big at the box office. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” brought in $72 ...

Canada court allows son of Russian spies to keep citizenship

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Supreme Court ruled Thursday the son of a Russian spy couple who lived clandestine lives in Canada and the United States can keep his Canadian citizenship. A...

Report: German spy agency releases Himmler daughter files

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign intelligence agency has declassified documents regarding its employment of the daughter of top Nazi Heinrich Himmler as a secretary in the early 1960s, the country's to...

Life in prison now possible punishment for spies in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spies could be condemned to serve the rest of their lives in prison following amendments to the National Intelligence Work Act passed by the Legislative Yuan on Friday (De...

Russia probe report spurs calls for FBI surveillance changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that the FBI committed serious errors in wiretapping a former Trump campaign aide have spurred bipartisan calls for change to the government’s surveillance powers, includ...

Taiwan probes visa scam allowing visits by Chinese officials

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan prosecutors say they have detained 10 people, including a former staff member of the China-friendly opposition party, and are investigating them on suspicion of falsifying...

Hong Kong protesters warned against fleeing to Taiwan illegally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong residents have been cautioned against illegally entering Taiwan, as reports circulate that more than 200 pro-democracy protesters have fled to the island country...