What to know for year two of the Trump tax plan

It’s that time again. The IRS began accepting and processing tax returns for individuals on Monday. Last year’s filing season was an adjustment for taxpayers and ...

France charges bitcoin expert Vinnik with money laundering

PARIS (AP) — French officials have filed preliminary charges of money laundering and extortion against Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik, who's tangled in a multi-country legal battle. ...

Greek high court upholds Vinnik extradition order to France

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek high court on Thursday rejected Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik's final appeal against his extradition to France, ending a more than two-year legal tug-of-...

Central banks join to study possible digital currencies

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Major central banks have joined together to explore whether they should issue cryptocurrencies as the use of cash declines and more people turn to electronic forms of paying....

Christmas ransomware attack hit New York airport servers

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York airport and its computer management provider were attacked by ransomware over Christmas, officials said. Officials at the Albany County Airp...

Fugitive Ghosn brings global attention to Japanese justice

TOKYO (AP) — Though former Nissan Chairman Ghosn is unlikely to stand trial in a real court, he has made himself a key witness in putting Japan's justice system on trial. In his fir...

Georgia's new GOP senator enters politics amid impeachment

ATLANTA (AP) — A wealthy Republican businesswoman set to be sworn in as Georgia’s next U.S. senator will enter the chamber with a unique distinction: Her first vote could be on whether to remove the...

Georgia's new GOP senator plans 'no' vote on removing Trump

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Republican businesswoman who will soon become Georgia's newest U.S. senator said Thursday she plans to vote against removing President Donald Trump from office. ...

Greece: Bitcoin fraud suspect to be extradited to France

Greece's justice minister has signed an order for bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik to be extradited to France — concluding an international legal battle surrounding the Russian cryptocurrency tr...

British man pleads not guilty in alleged hacking scheme

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A British man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he and co-conspirators in a hacking group called The Dark Overlord stole data from health care and accounting compa...

Florida city mum on ransom demands by cyberattackers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city confirmed Friday that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week but officials have yet to decide whe...

Kemp expected to pick newcomer to succeed Isakson in Senate

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor is expected to appoint a wealthy business executive to replace an outgoing U.S. senator, according to a GOP political consultant, bypassing President Donald Trump’s p...

Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — "Hi, I hope you are not busy?" The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before bank...

Greece: Mother urges mercy for Russian bitcoin fraud suspect

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The mother of a Russian man jailed in Greece pending three extradition requests for alleged bitcoin fraud has appealed for his release, ahead of another legal bid to end his dete...

Taiwan smartphone maker HTC launches cheaper bitcoin phone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (Oct. 21), HTC introduced its new blockchain phone Exodus 1s, which supports the use of cryptocurrencies. The Exodus 1s is a smaller, low-priced version of HT...