By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hacker who once advertised having access to user account information for websites like Facebook and Twitter has been linked through a Russian email address to the theft of a record 1.2 billion Internet credentials, the FBI said in court documents. The papers, made public last week by a federal court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provide a window into the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe of what would amount to the largest collection of stolen user names and passwords. The court papers were filed in support of a search warrant the FBI sought in December 2014 and that was executed a month later related to email records.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man in a car that was stopped for an expired car registration sticker traded gunfire with police during a Tuesday morning highway chase that ended with a fiery crash involving a school bus and a trooper with a gunshot wound, police said.
Amazon.com Inc on Monday agreed to pull advertisements for a new television show featuring Nazi-inspired imagery from New York City's subway system, a transit official said, hours after Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the company to do so. The advertisements for "The Man in the High Castle" completely wrap the seats, walls and ceilings of one train on the heavily utilized shuttle line that connects Times Square and Grand Central Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The show depicts an alternate reality in which Nazi Germany and Japan have divided control over the United States after winning World War Two.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Cincinnati-area bartender accused of threatening to kill John Boehner will be released from custody after a federal judge said Tuesday that the man was of low risk to the community and has enough support to live a productive life.
U.S. stocks managed to shake off an early slump and end slightly higher. The price of crude oil jumped 3 percent after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane near the Syrian border. Energy stocks rose ...
A once-powerful New York state senator convicted for lying to FBI agents in a public corruption investigation, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, was sentenced on Tuesday to six months of house arrest. Thomas Libous, a Republican from Binghamton who was one of the highest-ranking state senators, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti in White Plains, New York. Jurors in July found Libous, 62, guilty of one count of making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Southwestern Colorado officials will negotiate with state and federal agencies to set up a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in three states in August.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Sheen's recent revelation that he's HIV-positive served as a reminder that his home state of California remains among a large group of states with HIV-specific criminal laws that activists consider outdated and that the U.S. Justice Department says should be revised.