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  • China May 29

    Trump Accuses China of Espionage

    President Donald Trump accused China of acts of espionage during a blistering press conference on Friday, accusing the country of spying in order to “steal our industrial secrets.” The president announced that he will issue a proclamation to secure proprietary research at universities, restrict certain Chinese nationals from entering the U.S. and to order a committee to investigate American financial...

  • China Mar 18

    Calif. Man Who Worked as Agent for China Sentenced to 4 Years

    A Northern California man who was charged with acting as an agent of China’s government and arrested as part of an FBI sting operation was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday, federal prosecutors said.

  • NBC Dec 2, 2019

    Couple Paid $100 for Abandoned Car They Found in Storage Unit—Elon Musk Bought It From Them for Nearly $1 Million

    In 1989, a couple from Long Island, New York paid roughly $100 for an unclaimed storage unit. It was a blind auction, meaning neither they nor the seller had any idea what was inside. When the couple opened the unit, they were in for what would likely be the surprise of their lives: Buried under some old blankets sat a...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 26, 2019

    Chinese Woman Sentenced to 8 Months for Mar-A-Lago Trespass

    A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Chinese businesswoman to eight months in prison for trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. Judge Roy Altman also ordered that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang be turned over to immigration officials for deportation upon her release. Because she received nearly eight months’ credit for being jailed since...

  • United States Nov 12, 2019

    Screening of Polanski Movie Proceeds Despite Rape Allegation

    The Paris screening of a new French-Italian film “An Officer and a Spy” is going ahead despite a new allegation that its director Roman Polanski raped a woman decades ago. Tuesday’s screening will be attended by the film’s crew.

  • United States Nov 7, 2019

    US: Saudis Recruited Twitter Workers to Spy on Critics

    The Saudi government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. The complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco detailed a coordinated effort by Saudi government officials to recruit employees at the social media...

  • United States Oct 1, 2019

    Hayward Man Accused of Spying on Behalf of Chinese Government

    A Bay Area man who operates tours for Chinese students and visitors was charged with being an illegal foreign agent and delivering classified U.S. national security information to officials in China, U.S. government officials announced Monday.

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 27, 2019

    Trump Says Those Who Gave Info to Whistleblower Are Like Spies, Reports Say

    President Donald Trump ratcheted up his defenses on Thursday, likening those who provided information to the whistleblower to spies, according to reports, and tweeting that “our country is at stake” on the day the complaint against the president was made public. Trump, according to multiple media outlets, told a private group at a midtown hotel Thursday morning that the people...

  • NBC Jul 20, 2019

    U.S. Spy Chief Creates a New Head of Election Security for Intelligence Agencies

    The nation’s top spy has created a new job to coordinate the U.S. response to election security threats, NBC News reports. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats announced Friday he has established the position of intelligence community election threats executive — and appointed a career official, Shelby Pierson, to serve in this new role. Pierson will serve as the agency’s...

  • actor Jun 28, 2019

    Elba Says Race Talk Around Bond Casting Disappointing

    Even though Idris Elba isn’t trying to become the next James Bond, he’s disheartened that some people don’t think he should be considered for the spy role because he’s black.

  • JUDGE May 26, 2019

    CBS Sued Over ‘The Andy Griffith Show' Theme Song

    There’s trouble in Mayberry — the heirs of the composers who penned the theme song for TV’s “The Andy Griffith Show” are suing CBS for allegedly using the recording of the tune on a DVD anthology series without a license.

  • JUDGE May 18, 2019

    Ex-CIA Officer Gets 20 Years for Spying for China

    A former CIA officer was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison on charges that he spied for China and allegations he sought to expose human assets who were once his responsibility.

  • Norway May 2, 2019

    A Russian ‘Spy Whale' Is Having Too Much Fun to Leave Norway

    This suspected Russian spy is having a whale of a time in Norway. A beluga whale — found in Arctic Norway wearing a suspicious camera strapped to its head — has been joyously seeking out human contact and is in no hurry swim back to Mother Russia, or anywhere for that matter. “The whale was really friendly and came up...

  • NBC May 2, 2019

    Smart Speakers: Assistant Or Spy?

    As voice-activated devices listen for commands, they’re also hearing everything else. NBC 7’s Consumer Bob has more on the privacy of these futuristic assistants.

  • California Apr 29, 2019

    Mexican Man Traps Himself in Hole Dug to Spy on Ex

    Officials in northern Mexico said a man accidentally trapped himself in a hole he’d dug so that he could spy surreptitiously on his former girlfriend, in violation of a restraining order. The attorney general’s office for the state of Sonora said Sunday that the 50-year-old spent days digging the hole in Puerto Penasco, on the Gulf of California, only to...

  • Governor Apr 9, 2019

    New ‘Walking Dead' Spinoff to Film in Virginia in Summer

    A new spinoff from the hit zombie TV show “The Walking Dead” is set to film in Virginia.
    Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that production of the unnamed show will begin in central Virginia this summer.

  • United Kingdom Apr 7, 2019

    Her Majesty's Secret Service: Prince William Studies Spies

    Prince William, spy extraordinaire? Kensington Palace officials have revealed that William has spent three weeks working with Britain’s secret services to understand how the country’s security and intelligence services work. He spent time shadowing the foreign intelligence service MI6, worked with the domestic security service MI5, and finally with GCHQ, the government’s secret listening service. Officials said the prince completed...

  • Facebook Mar 25, 2019

    New Zealand to Probe Role of Spies, Guns in Mosque Attacks

    New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will examine what roles guns, social media and spy agencies played preceding the attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that it would hold a Royal Commission of Inquiry, the country’s highest form of investigation. “While New Zealanders and Muslim communities around...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 18, 2019

    'He Will Never Be a Great Man': Meghan McCain Responds to ‘Pathetic' Trump Slam of Her Father

    “The View” co-host Meghan McCain finally had an opportunity to respond on air Monday following a series of tweet rants by President Donald Trump over the weekend that besmirched and ridiculed her late father, deceased Arizona Senator John McCain.

  • United States Jan 3, 2019

    Former CIA Officer Indicted for Chinese Spying Had Accomplice

    An accused Chinese spy and former CIA officer had an accomplice in his alleged espionage against the U.S., NBC News reported. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was arrested in January 2018 when he arrived in the U.S. on a flight from Hong Kong and was initially charged with illegally possessing classified information: two handwritten notebooks containing names and phone numbers...

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