Justice Department Says It Seized $ 3.6 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Stolen in 2016 Hack

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Tuesday it seized over $ 3.6 billion worth of digital currency stolen during a hack of a cryptocurrency exchange and arrested two suspects for allegedly trying to launder the proceeds. The value of the cryptocurrency at the time it was seized last week marks the largest financial seizure ever … Read more

ISIS Leader Killed Himself, Family During US Raid in Syria, Biden Says

WASHINGTON — Islamic State’s leader detonated an explosive, killing himself and four members of his family during a nighttime raid by US special operations forces in northwestern Syria, President Biden said. The mission, termed a success by White House officials, eliminated a top terrorist leader in the Middle East who officials said posed a threat … Read more

US to Send Jet Fighters, Warship to UAE After Houthi Attacks

The US is sending advanced jet fighters and a guided-missile destroyer to the United Arab Emirates to help counter an escalating threat from Yemen’s Houthi rebels after the Iran-backed group launched a series of missiles and drones at the Persian Gulf nation. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al … Read more