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Kremlin-imposed cuts at US Embassy leave thousands adrift

MOSCOW (AP) — Under Kremlin orders, the U.S. Embassy has stopped employing Russians, forcing the embassy to cut its consular staff by 75% and limit many of its services. The order we...

Pipeline officials hope most service will be back by weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hit by a cyberattack, the operator of a major U.S. fuel pipeline said it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identif...

EXPLAINER: Why the Colonial Pipeline hack matters

NEW YORK (AP) — A cyberattack on a critical U.S. pipeline is sending ripple effects across the economy, highlighting cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the nation's aging energy infrastructure. The Colo...

U.S. government working to help top fuel pipeline operator after cyberattack

* 'All hands on deck' effort to restore pipeline -Commerce chief * Colonial declines comment on whether DarkSide hackers involved (Adds comments from U.S. Commerce Secretary, Colonial Pipel...

Ransom group behind Colonial Pipeline hack is new but organized

The ransomware group linked to the extortion attempt that has snared fuel deliveries across the U.S. East Coast may be new, but that doesn’t mean its hackers are amateurs. Who precisely is be...

Pandemic gives boost as more states move to digital IDs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The card that millions of people use to prove their identity to everyone from police officers to liquor store owners may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of states...

US Embassy limits consular services after Russia hiring ban

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy said Friday it will sharply limit its consular activities due to a Russian ban on hiring local staff. The Embassy said in a statement that starting fro...

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___ Fed keeps key rate near zero, sees inflation as ‘transitory’ WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping its ultra-low interest rate policies in place, a s...

US government taking creative steps to counter cyberthreats

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI operation that gave law enforcement remote access to hundreds of computers to counter a massive hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software is a tool that is likely to be...

Russian FM: US-Russia ties worse than during Cold War

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat said Wednesday that relations with the United States are now even worse than during the Cold War times because of a lack of mutual respect. Russia...

Russia expels diplomats from Baltic nations in quid pro quo

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Wednesday ordered a total of seven diplomats from three Baltic nations and Slovakia to leave in a quid pro quo response to the countries' expulsion of Russian Embassy workers. ...

Putin: 'Unfriendly' embassies may face Russian hiring bans

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing the country to limit the number of Russians employed at embassies of countries determined to be unfriendly, or to ban their ...

LGBT activists not excited by Jenner's campaign for governor

Though Caitlyn Jenner is one of the most famous transgender people in America, the announcement of her candidacy for California governor was greeted hostilely by one of the state’s largest LGBTQ-righ...

Russia expels 5 Polish diplomats in quid pro quo move

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia expelled five Polish diplomats Friday in retaliation to Polish authorities expelling three Russian Embassy workers last week. The Russian Foreign Ministry said i...

Suspected Chinese hackers spied on US, European targets

Suspected state-backed Chinese hackers exploited widely used networking devices to spy for months on dozens of high-value government, defense industry and financial sector targets in the U.S. and Euro...