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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has announced charges against two Russian intelligence officers and two hackers, accusing them of a major data breach at Yahoo. The charges arise from a compromise of Yahoo user accounts that began at least as early as 2014 and affected at least a half billion accounts. One of the defendants has been taken into custody in Canada, and another is on the list of the FBI's most wanted cyber criminals. The Justice Department has previously charged Russian hackers with cybercrime, but this is the first criminal case brought against Russian government officials.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee are raising concerns about the disclosure of names of American citizens caught up in U.S. surveillance of foreign agents. Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) and ranking member Adam Schiff say they're asking the FBI, CIA and NSA for the total number of Americans whose names were mentioned. The request comes after U.S. intelligence picked up, and later disclosed, conversations between Russia's ambassador and Mike Flynn, who briefly served as President Donald Trump's national security adviser.
UNDATED (AP) — A federal judge in Maryland says he will issue a ruling in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban — but it might not happen before the ban takes effect tomorrow. The judge also says he might issue a narrow ruling that doesn't address the ban nationwide. The lawsuit in Maryland was filed by the ACLU and other groups representing immigrants and refugees, as well as some individuals. It's one of several challenges to the ban being heard in courts around the country.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A court in eastern Poland has issued an arrest warrant for a Minnesota man sought in a Nazi massacre, opening the way for Poland to seek his extradition. Prosecutors from Poland's Institute of National Remembrance say evidence shows that an American citizen identified as Michael K. was a commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion that raided eastern Poland's villages in July 1944. The Associated Press had previously identified the man as 98-year-old Michael Karkoc (KAHR'-kahts). His family in Minneapolis says he suffers from Alzheimer's disease. The family denies he was involved in any war crimes.
NEW YORK (AP) — The air tracking service FlightAware.com says airlines have canceled more than 1,000 U.S. flights today after grounding more than 6,200 flights yesterday, most of them because of the storm in the Northeast. The airlines have cancelled nearly 9,000 flights in the last three days. The storm dumped 2 feet of snow in some places. The big Northeast cities were spared the worst of it, but enough snow fell to make for slow commutes this morning. The snowfall was the third-biggest ever recorded in South Burlington, Vermont, where the airport got 29.4 inches.
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