Associated Press

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Associated Press. "After Snag over Israeli Spy Holds Up Signing, Mideast Agreement Goes Ahead." 23 Oct. 1998. []

On 23 October 1998, "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat ... agreed on a breakthrough land-for-peace West Bank accord, overcoming a last-minute snag ... centered on Israel's insistence that Jonathan Pollard ... be released. White House spokesman Joe Lockhart said Clinton agreed ... to review the Pollard case. 'That review will be done without any commitments. There is no time limit,' he said, or any advance assurance about the outcome." See also, Walter Pincus, "Convicted Spy Becomes Bargaining Chip," Washington Post, 24 Oct. 1998, A20; and Mark Thompson, "America's Traitor, Israel's Patriot," Time, 2 Nov. 1998.


Associated Press. "Argentina's Congress Debates Reform of Spy Agency." 3 Feb. 2015. []

On 3 February 2015, Argentina's Congress "began debating a proposal to reform the clandestine service." The proposed bill "lays out a broad framework for replacing the current spy service with a new 'National Federal Intelligence Agency.' Gathered intelligence would be delivered to the Public Ministry, which would be the only entity empowered to initiate legal action. Currently, intelligence goes to a different department inside the same agency."


Associated Press. "Boehlert Takes Helm of [House] Intelligence Panel." 12 Aug. 2004, A10. []

Republican leaders in Congress have asked Rep. Sherwood L. Boehlert (R-NY) "to serve temporarily as chairman of the House intelligence panel," following the resignation of Rep. Porter J. Goss (R-FL), nominated on 10 August 2004 to be Director of Central Intelligence.


Associated Press. "Bush's Homeland Security Adviser Steps Down." 19 Nov. 2007. []

President Bush announced on 19 November 2007 that Fran Townsend, the White House's homeland security adviser, is leaving the government. There was no reason given for Townsend's departure; no successor has been named.


Associated Press. "Case Against Ex-CIA Agent Is Dismissed." 7 Feb. 2004, A8. []

On 6 February 2004, U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes dismissed an indictment against Edwin Wilson, "after prosecutors decided they would not pursue a retrial.... Wilson is jailed at a federal penitentiary in Allenwood, Pa., on two other convictions. He will be eligible for release this fall."


Associated Press. "Charges Dropped in FBI 'Spy Case': Judge Throws Out Case against Chinese-American Woman." 6 Jan. 2005. []

On 6 January 2005, U.S. District Judge Florence Marie Cooper "dismissed all charges" against Katrina Leung "accused of using a sexual affair with an FBI agent to gain unauthorized access to classified documents."


Associated Press. "Chinese National Sentenced for Aiding Spy." 1 Aug. 2008. []

On 1 August 2008, Chinese national Yu Xin Kang, who had been living in New Orleans with furniture salesman and Chinese spy Tai Shen Kuo, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 18 months in prison. "Kang at times served as an intermediary for Kuo in helping him get secret information about U.S.-Taiwanese military relations to the Communist government in Beijing."


Associated Press - CIA

Associated Press. "Congress Probes F.B.I. E-Mail Snooping Device." 25 Jul. 2000. []

On 24 July 2000, at hearings before the House Judiciary Committee's Constitution panel, "[l]awmakers of both parties grilled FBI officials ... over the bureau's use of 'Carnivore,' a device designed to monitor and capture e-mail messages in a criminal investigation."


Associated Press. "Convicted Spies Lose Court Appeal." 16 Apr. 2001. []

On 16 April 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court, without comment, turned away the appeal of the "convicted husband-and-wife team of Marxist spies," Theresa M. Squillacote and Kurt A. Stand.


Associated Press. "Counterterror Veteran Is New Deputy FBI Director." 31 Aug. 2011. []

Sean Joyce has been named the FBI's new deputy director, replacing the retiring Timothy Murphy. Joyce moves from his position as executive assistant director of the national security branch.


Associated Press. "Court Vacates Sentence of Filipino in Spy Case." 6 Feb. 2009. []

On 6 February 2009, a federal appeals court vacated the sentence of former Philippine National Police officer Michael Ray Aquino, who is "serving a six-year, four-month sentence after pleading guilty to unauthorized possession of classified documents." The court "concluded that the sentence was based on a mistaken interpretation of federal guidelines." Aquino's lawyer said that the new sentencing range will be 36 to 46 months.


Associated Press. "Cuba Says U.S. Contractor Is Spy." 6 Jan. 2010. []

Cuban National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcon has "said that an American government contractor [Alan P. Gross] detained in Cuba" since he was arrested on 4 December 2009 "was 'working for American intelligence.'"

Mary Beth Sheridan and William Booth, "Detainee Was Helping Cuban Jewish Groups Involved in U.S. Democracy Project," Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2010, A12, reports that according to former colleagues and other sources, Gross "was working on a U.S. government project to help the island's Jewish community access the Internet." Gross is employed by Bethesda-based Development Alternatives Inc., a contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development.


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