Yahoo's big breach helps usher in an age of hacker anxiety

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has become the worst-case example of an unnerving but increasingly common phenomenon — massive hacks that steal secrets and other potentially revealing information from our personal digital accounts, or from big organizations that hold sensitive data on our behalf.

  • Written by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Trump rejects intel, lawmakers vow probe of Russia hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump on Sunday called a recent CIA assessment of Russian hacking"ridiculous" and says he's not interested in getting daily intelligence briefings — an unprecedented public dismissal by a president-elect of the nation's massive and sophisticated intelligence apparatus.

  • Written by LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press

First evacuation underway from last rebel part of Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — A convoy of ambulances carrying the first group of wounded and other civilians began leaving eastern Aleppo on Thursday, marking the start of the long-awaited pullout from the last rebel enclave in the embattled Syrian city.

Mideast Syria Krou 7

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

Yellen signals caution about Trump's economic stimulus plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has pledged deep tax cuts and increased infrastructure spending to restore lost jobs, accelerate the economy and bring prosperity to more Americans.

Janet Yellen has her doubts.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Iran sanctions renewal becomes law without Obama signature

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unexpected reversal, President Barack Obama declined to sign a renewal of sanctions against Iran but let it become law anyway, in an apparent bid to alleviate Tehran's concerns that the U.S. is backsliding on the nuclear deal.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press