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.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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