NSA contractor arrest highlights challenge of insider threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The arrest of a former National Security Agency contractor accused of stealing classified information represents the second known case since 2013 of a government contractor being publicly accused of removing secret data from the intelligence agency.

  • Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

UN Security Council formally nominates Guterres

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres, who was formally nominated on Thursday to be the next U.N. secretary-general, said he faces "huge challenges" and hopes to see unity and consensus during his term.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

Wing part found on Mauritius confirmed to be part of MH370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A piece of an aircraft wing found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has been identified as belonging to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Malaysian and Australian officials said Friday.


British pound endures one of its worst days ever

LONDON (AP) — As if it wasn't shaky enough, the British pound endured one of its biggest falls ever on Friday — with some in the markets blaming trading robots or a fat-fingered typo for sending the currency down a precipitous 6 percent in just a couple of minutes.

  • Written by PAN PYLAS, Associated Press KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press

Backpage.com raided, CEO arrested for sex-trafficking

DALLAS (AP) — State agents raided the Dallas offices of adult classified ad portal Backpage.com and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer following allegations that adult and child sex-trafficking victims were forced into prostitution through escort ads posted on the site.

  • Written by DON THOMPSON, Associated Press TERRY WALLACE, Associated Press