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...

Analysis: Baseball has become a prisoner of technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology unleashed baseball's Analytics Era, and now it's holding the sport prisoner. AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán are casualties, a triple play of hubris...

Australia raises with Iran imprisoned Australian academic

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s foreign minister said on Friday she had raised with her Iranian counterpart the fate of an imprisoned Australian-British academic after a report that the woman h...

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...

UK's Johnson says Huawei critics should suggest alternatives

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that opponents of Huawei should suggest alternatives to the Chinese technology company as countries start start building out next-genera...

Israel frees 2 more Syrians in swap for soldier's remains

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights (AP) — Israel released two more Syrian prisoners back to the occupied Golan Heights on Friday, a second goodwill gesture to Russia for helping find the remains of an Israel...

Taiwan KMT official says 'Australia harbors criminals' amid Chinese spy probe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to news that Kuomintang (KMT) party Deputy Secretary General Alex Tsai (蔡正元) was being investigated by Australian police for allegedly trying to bribe a Chines...

Feds to seek death penalty in Virginia gang killings

ALEXANDRIA, Va, (AP) — Federal prosecutors will pursue a death sentence against a northern Virginia gang leader accused of killing two teenagers. The U.S. attorney in Alexandria, G. ...

Iran drops spy charges against French-Iranian academic

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A researcher with dual French-Iranian nationality held for months in a notorious Tehran prison will not be tried on espionage charges, her lawyer said Tuesday. But she and another ...

Business Highlights

___ Oil price keeps rising as industry eyes Iran-US conflict PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The global benchmark for crude oil has risen above $70 a barrel for the...

CES Gadget Show: Surveillance is in - and in a big way

From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital products, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology — whether it calls it that or not....

24-hour video on fugitive Ghosn checked only once a month

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who skipped bail in Japan and turned up in Lebanon, was last seen on surveillance video leaving his Tokyo home alone, presumably to board his getawa...

Co-creator defends suspected UAE spying app called ToTok

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The co-creator of a video and voice calling app suspected of being a spying tool of the United Arab Emirates defended his work in an interview with The Associat...

Report: Popular UAE chat app ToTok a government spy tool

NEW YORK (AP) — A chat app that quickly became popular in the United Arab Emirates for communicating with friends and family is actually a spying tool used by the government to track its users, accord...

Diplomats visit American jailed in Russia on spying charges

MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S. diplomat on Monday visited an American jailed in Moscow for nearly a year on spying charges and said he is in good condition mentally. Paul Whelan was arrested a...