Missed opportunities to stop OPM cyber breach spelled out

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government's computers. After secretly monitoring the hacker's online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information and devised a plan, dubbed "the Big Bang," to expel him.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Philippines shows photos of Chinese ships in disputed sea

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — The Philippine government on Wednesday released what it says are surveillance pictures of Chinese coast guard ships and barges at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, in an apparent diplomatic gambit to publicize its concerns at a regional summit being attended by China's premier and Southeast Asian leaders.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

California panel to weigh development on coastal oil land

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A hotly-contested proposal to build homes on a stretch of Southern California coastline long used for oil drilling that also provides wildlife habitat will be up for public discussion Wednesday.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hurricane Newton on path toward Mexico's border with Arizona

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Newton swept onto the Gulf of California after slamming the resorts of southern Baja before making landfall Mexico's mainland and weakening to a tropical storm.

  • Written by IGNACIO MARTINEZ, Associated Press

Carlson settles lawsuit against Ailes for $20 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes for a reported $20 million and a public apology Tuesday, ending the case that triggered the downfall of the cable channel's chief executive.

  • Written by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer