Maryland engineer gets prison time for computer sabotage
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A systems engineer whom federal authorities say sabotaged a U.S. Army contract for his former employer by accessing computer networks and stealing information has received a...
Mechanic pleads not guilty in airliner sabotage case
MIAMI (AP) — A former American Airlines mechanic who prosecutors say may have some links to terrorists pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he sabotaged an aircraft with 150 people...
Amid terrorism talk, bail denied in aircraft sabotage case
MIAMI (AP) — A mechanic accused of sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner had expressed a desire for Allah to hurt non-Muslims, stored violent Islamic State videos on his cellphone and has a...
Bail hearing delayed for man charged in plane sabotage case
MIAMI (AP) — A bail hearing has been delayed for a mechanic charged with sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner as part of a labor dispute.
Trump adviser warns of ‘strong response’ to any Gulf attack
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Iran on Wednesday that any attacks in the Persian Gulf will draw a "very strong response" from the...
US pulls nonessential staff from Iraq amid Mideast tensions
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in...
Analysis: Persian Gulf tensions, unclear threats raise risks
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Murky claims of sabotage to oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. A drone attack on a pipeline in Saudi Arabia. A U.S. aircraft carrier strike...
Tankers reported damaged off UAE on major oil trade route
FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As many as four oil tankers anchored in the Mideast were damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a "sabotage" attack off the coast of the United...
AP EXPLAINS: Strait of Hormuz, a vital global oil route
Reports that commercial ships have become targets of alleged sabotage near the Strait of Hormuz have focused new attention on the region as tensions have risen. A look at the key...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on alleged sabotage of ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (all times local):
UAE says 4 ships targeted by ‘sabotage’ off its east coast
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that four commercial ships off its eastern coast "were subjected to sabotage operations," just hours after Iranian and...
LONDON (AP) — British police said Tuesday that they are investigating two attempts to sabotage railway lines that are believed to be linked to Brexit.
7 in South Sudan charged with sabotage and insurgency
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Seven people including South Sudanese academic and activist, Peter Biar Ajak, were charged in court Monday with sabotage, insurgency and possession of weapons for...
Liberia police charge son of ex-leader in banknote scandal
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian police on Monday formally charged the 61-year-old son of the country's former president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in connection with the unlawful overprinting of...
Vandals sabotage snowplows ahead of winter storm
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City community says someone sabotaged Mount Vernon's fleet of snowplow and salting trucks overnight.
A city spokesperson says latex gloves were found stuffed into the fuel tanks of all Department of Public Works trucks, which prompted their breakdowns when they went out early Tuesday. Police are investigating the event as an act of vandalism.
Operator of Tonga’s internet cable can’t rule out sabotage
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A director at the operator of Tonga's undersea internet cable said Monday he can't rule out sabotage as the reason the cable broke and plunged the Pacific nation into virtual darkness for almost two weeks.
Marquette ski hill recovering after equipment vandalism
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A popular Upper Peninsula ski hill is making snow after a delayed start apparently due to sabotage.
Officials at Marquette Mountain in Marquette say someone broke into a pump house and damaged valves and pipes. Water is used to make snow when the temperature is right.
Iranian official says president’s cellphone was tapped
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian officials say President Hassan Rouhani's mobile phone was tapped, without providing details on who was behind it or what information they might have gleaned.
The semi-official ISNA news agency on Monday quoted Gen. Gholam Reza Jalali, the head of a military unit charged with combatting sabotage, as saying Rouhani's phone was tapped "recently" and would be replaced with a more secure device. He did not provide further details.
Maryland suit seeks to protect US health law from ‘sabotage’
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's attorney general on Thursday filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration for recurring efforts he says are intended to dismantle the national health care law and chase people away from coverage.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Several cities are suing President Donald Trump's administration in federal court for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on behalf of Baltimore; Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chicago. Residents of Charlottesville, Virginia, also are part of the lawsuit.
Ex-Tesla worker accused of hacking seeks $1M in counterclaim
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former Tesla Inc. employee at the electric car maker's battery plant in Nevada is seeking at least $1 million in defamation damages after it accused him of sabotage, hacking into computers and stealing confidential information leaked to the media.
Lawyers for Martin Tripp filed a counterclaim in federal court this week alleging any damages Tesla incurred were caused or contributed to by Tesla's "own negligence, acts or omissions."
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A blast at a state-owned explosives factory in Turkey killed one worker and injured four others, the state-run news agency reported Thursday.
The blast occurred at a Mechanical and Chemical Industry Cooperation plant in Elmadag district on the outskirts of Ankara, Anadolu Agency reported.
The injured workers were hospitalized, the agency reported. There was no immediate information on their conditions.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A New Mexico man accused of paying hackers to sabotage websites affiliated with his former employers and state agencies has been sentenced in Minnesota to 15 years in prison.
John Kelsey Gammell earlier pleaded guilty to federal hacking conspiracy charges. The FBI says the case represents a growing form of cybercrime in which professional hackers are paid to inflict damage on individuals, businesses and others who rely on digital devices.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by former Casper City Councilman Craig Hedquist, who accused a former police chief of violating his privacy in an attempt to sabotage his political career.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the judge on Monday dismissed the suit on grounds that Hedquist's attorneys did not present any case law indicating that Chris Walsh's search of Hedquist was illegal.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Intentional sabotage may be contributing to recurrent water shortages in Mexico City that have caused protests on the streets of the city of 9 million people, officials said Wednesday.
In recent weeks, officials have blamed dry faucets in many neighborhoods on everything from power shortages to failing pipes and the spring dry season.
Turkey: Tax office blast caused by bomb, attacker killed
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An explosion at a tax office in the Turkish capital was caused by a bomb — not a gas leak as initially believed, authorities said Friday, adding that the suspected bomber had been killed in a police operation.
The Ankara governor's office said authorities had also detained eight people suspected of links to the alleged bomber, whom it identified as a man who had trained with Kurdish militants in Syria.
Egypt thanks Eni for gas field efforts despite Regeni affair
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president again accused unknown parties of being responsible for the 2016 murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni, alleging a failed plot to sabotage bilateral relations during a Wednesday ceremony inaugurating a massive gas project with Italian energy firm Eni.
Correction: Hackers for Hire story
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story Jan. 18 about a New Mexico man pleading guilty in a computer sabotage case, The Associated Press, relying on information from the U.S. Attorney's Office, reported erroneously that the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office's website was attacked. It was not, but the main Hennepin County website was attacked.
Wife, mother meet with jailed Indian officer in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The wife and mother of an imprisoned Indian naval officer facing the death penalty in Pakistan for espionage and sabotage were allowed to meet with him on Monday in what the Foreign Ministry said was a "humanitarian gesture."
It was the first meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his family since he was arrested in March 2016 after entering the country from Iran. He was able to speak with his wife and mother at the ministry through a glass partition with microphones.
Pakistan to allow family visit for jailed Indian officer
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Foreign Ministry will allow the mother and wife of an Indian naval officer facing the death penalty for espionage and sabotage to visit him in prison.
The ministry said in a statement that visas were issued to the women on Wednesday. They are expected to fly to Islamabad on Dec. 25, where they will meet with Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in 2016 and later sentenced to death by a military tribunal.
Man charged with hiring hackers to sabotage former employer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the first Minnesota case to address a new and growing form of cybercrime, federal prosecutors have charged a man with paying computer hackers to sabotage websites affiliated with his former employer.
The FBI says the case represents a growing form of cybercrime in which professional hackers are paid to inflict damage on individuals, businesses and others who rely on digital devices connected to the web.
President Donald Trump has made a lot of promises on health care.
Somehow, though, I don’t remember him promising stadiums of cheering fans that he’d take away protections for pre-existing conditions, increase deductibles, spike premiums, eliminate basic coverage requirements and, more generally, destabilize the individual health-insurance market.
But that is what he said he’d do recently, when he signed an executive order on health care.
Ukraine rules out foreign sabotage plot in munitions fire
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's chief military prosecutor on Thursday ruled out a foreign sabotage plot in a massive fire at an ammunition depot that forced the evacuation of thousands of people.
Fire at Ukraine ammunition depot prompts mass evacuation
KALYNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — A huge fire at an ammunition depot in central Ukraine has set off a series of explosions and prompted an evacuation of thousands of people, officials said Wednesday. The prime minister hinted it was possible sabotage by Ukraine's enemies.
Malaysia police say beer festival axed due to security fears
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An annual beer festival in Kuala Lumpur has been axed due to information that militants were planning to sabotage the event, police said Thursday.
The Kuala Lumpur City Hall on Monday banned the "Better Beer Festival," scheduled for Oct. 6-7 in a shopping mall, without giving any reasons. It followed protests from an Islamist party that called it a vice festival that could lead to criminal acts, rape and free sex.
Pipeline company says sabotage possible contamination cause
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials from the company building twin high-pressure natural gas pipelines across northern Ohio have told federal regulators that sabotage or leaky equipment caused drilling slurry to become contaminated while cleaning up a spill near the Tuscarawas River.
Indian convicted of spying seeks pardon from Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said Thursday that an Indian naval officer who was sentenced to death by a military court on charges of espionage and sabotage had submitted a petition for mercy to the country's army chief, seeking a pardon.
In a statement, it said Kulbhushan Jadhav in his petition "admitted his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities" in Pakistan.
South Africa-born lawyer who defended Mandela dies
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Nelson Mandela Foundation has paid tribute to the late Joel Joffe, a South Africa-born human rights lawyer who defended Mandela during a 1960s trial at which the anti-apartheid leader was sentenced to life in prison.