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Missing Ga. bank director accused of losing millions in investors' funds arrested in Brunswick

ATLANTA - A bank director accused of losing millions of investors' dollars before vanishing last year was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop in a city in south Georgia. Aubrey Lee Price, 47, was arrested Wednesday during a stop for a vehicle and traffic violation on Interstate 95 in Brunswick by members of the Glynn County Sheriff's Department, the U.S. attorney's office in Savannah said. Price is set to make his initial appearance before a federal judge in Brunswick on Thursday.

Spain nabs suspected paedophile after tip-off from thief

Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested a suspected paedophile football coach after a thief tipped them off to incriminating videotapes stolen from the man's home. Prompted by an anonymous tip, presumably from the burglar, police found three videotapes of sexual abuse against children aged about 10. The tapes had been placed beneath a brown car parked in the south-central city of Jaen, along with a note giving them the address of the suspect, police said in a statement.

FBI identifies student as culprit in Harvard bomb threat

Washington, Dec 17 (EFE).- The FBI on Tuesday identified a Harvard University student as the alleged perpetrator of the false bomb threat at the college that forced authorities to evacuate four campus buildings while final exams were under way. The 20-year-old student, Eldo Kim, who admitted to authorities that he made the bomb threat to get out of a final exam, will appear on Wednesday in U.S. district court for a criminal hearing that could result in him facing up to five years in prison, three years of supervised parole and a fine of $250,000.

Sweden key partner for U.S. spying on Russia: TV

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden has been a key partner for the United States in spying on Russia and its leadership, Swedish television said on Thursday, citing leaked documents from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Earlier this year, former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden passed to media details of a global spying program by the NSA, stirring international criticism. The U.S. has said much of the information was a result of cooperation with other intelligence services.

Hacker linked to Anonymous gets 10-year sentence

A computer programmer linked to the online hacktivist group Anonymous who pleaded guilty to hacking the intelligence firm Stratfor was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison, prosecutors said. Jeremy Hammond, 28, whose case has been supported by digital rights activists and others, also was part of a group which broke into the FBI computer network and later delivered documents to WikiLeaks, according to investigators. He was sentenced by a US federal judge in New York after pleading guilty in May to conspiracy charges in connection with the 2011 hack of Stratfor.

CBS says it was 'misled' in Benghazi report

US broadcaster CBS apologized to viewers Friday, saying it was misled in a report aired last month about last year's attack on a US mission in Libya that left four Americans dead. In the report, an ex-security officer named Dylan Davies gave harrowing details of what he said he did the night of the attack -- but CBS said it has now learned he was not telling the truth. "We were wrong," said Lara Logan, the correspondent who prepared the report, on the channel's morning news show.

Belgium investigates hacking of the premier's office

BRUSSELS - Belgian authorities said Wednesday they are investigating the origin of espionage software that was left in Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo's office to secretly monitor his activities. The federal prosecutor's office said it also was looking into a separate, more recent hacking attack, which apparently was aimed at blocking government sites and not linked to spying itself.

Britain operating 'electronic spy posts' in Germany: Independent

(Reuters) - Documents leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden show that Britain's surveillance agency is operating a network of "electronic spy posts" from within a stone's throw of the Bundestag and German chancellor's office, the Independent reported.

No clemency for Snowden says Obama aide, US lawmakers

A senior White House aide and top US lawmakers on Sunday rejected intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's request for clemency following his disclosures of widespread government surveillance. White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer and the heads of America's Senate and House intelligence committees spoke just days after a German lawmaker published a letter from the fugitive and said Snowden was ready to testify to Congress to shed light on "possibly serious offenses."

U.S. tells U.N. it won't spy on world body

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Wednesday that the United States has pledged not to spy on the world body's communications after a report that the National Security Agency had gained access to the U.N. video conferencing system. The United Nations contacted U.S. authorities after the spying revelations were made by German news magazine Der Spiegel in August, citing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
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