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US charges Swiss 'hacktivist' for data theft and leaks

US charges Swiss 'hacktivist' for data theft and leaks

The Justice Department has charged a Swiss hacker with computer intrusion and identity theft, just over a week after the hacker took credit for helping to break into the online systems of a U.S. security-camera startup.
Fed to end relaxed capital requirements for large banks

Fed to end relaxed capital requirements for large banks

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve says it will restore capital requirements for large banks that were relaxed as part of the Fed’s efforts to shore up the financial system during the early days of the pandemic.
Indonesian Muslim body clears AstraZeneca use in emergency

Indonesian Muslim body clears AstraZeneca use in emergency

JAKARTA, Indonesia — AstraZeneca's vaccine against COVID-19 was cleared Friday for use in Indonesia after the drug regulator declared it safe and clerics in the world’s most populous Muslim nation approved it for emergency use.
Canada to ratify trade agreement with United Kingdom

Canada to ratify trade agreement with United Kingdom

OTTAWA — Canada's Minister of International Trade says the country will ratify its Trade Continuity Agreement with the United Kingdom. Mary Ng told the U.K.
Missouri musician pleads guilty to creating fake charity

Missouri musician pleads guilty to creating fake charity

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Branson performer has pleaded guilty to a count of wire fraud, admitting in court that he created a fake charity for foster children to bilk his audience members of thousands of dollars, federal prosecutors for Missouri said.
Alexi McCammond parts ways with Teen Vogue over past tweets

Alexi McCammond parts ways with Teen Vogue over past tweets

NEW YORK — Saying her past anti-Asian and homophobic tweets have overshadowed her work, Alexi McCammond said Thursday that she and publisher Conde Nast have decided to part ways at Teen Vogue.
Canadian tried in China on spy charges, no verdict announced

Canadian tried in China on spy charges, no verdict announced

DANDONG, China — China on Friday put on trial one of two Canadians held for more than two years in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a senior Chinese telecom executive.
US, China spar in first face-to-face meeting under Biden

US, China spar in first face-to-face meeting under Biden

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Top U.S. and Chinese officials offered sharply different views of each other and the world on Thursday as the two sides met face-to-face for the first time since President Joe Biden took office.
NFL reviewing sex assault claims against Texans QB Watson

NFL reviewing sex assault claims against Texans QB Watson

DALLAS — The NFL said Thursday that it was investigating allegations that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson sexually assaulted multiple women after three massage therapists filed lawsuits against the star player.
House OKs Dems' immigration bills for Dreamers, farm workers

House OKs Dems' immigration bills for Dreamers, farm workers

WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers, migrant farm workers and immigrants who’ve fled war or natural disasters, giving Democrats wins in the year’s first votes on an issue that faces an uphill c