US accuses Chinese hackers in targeting of COVID-19 research

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says hackers working with the Chinese government targeted firms developing coronavirus vaccines and stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property and trade secrets from companies worldwide. The indictment says the hackers in recent months researched vulnerabilities in the computer networks of Massachusetts and Maryland companies known…

Pritzker: Illinois speaker ‘must resign’ if allegations true

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan “must resign” if allegations of corruption are true against the fellow Democrat long considered the state’s most powerful lawmaker. The U.S. Attorney’s office says electric utility ComEd has agreed to pay $200 million to resolve a federal criminal investigation into a long-running bribery…