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FBI detects breaches against two state voter systems
News ImageBy Dustin Volz and Jim Finkle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona's voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe. The FBI warning in an Aug. 18 flash alert from the agency's Cyber Division did not identify the intruders or the two states targeted. Officials and cyber security experts say recent breaches at the Democratic National Committee and elsewhere in the Democratic Party were likely carried out by people within the Russian government.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:04:59 -0400
California lawmakers pass rape bill inspired by Stanford case
News ImageBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California lawmakers, responding to outrage over the six-month jail term given to a former Stanford University swimmer after his conviction for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, passed legislation on Monday closing a loophole that allowed the sentence. The bill now goes to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown for his approval. The measure was introduced in response to the sentence given to 20-year-old Brock Turner by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky in June, which was widely condemned as too lenient.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:44:14 -0400
Parole system questioned after murder of NBA star's cousin
Derren Sorrells is pictured in this undated booking photo. Sorrells is charged in the murder of Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of NBA star Dwyane WadeA visibly angry Eddie Johnson, the city's police superintendent, said the case underscored the need to keep violent criminals behind bars longer. "This reprehensible act of violence is an example of why we need to change the way we treat habitual offenders in the city of Chicago," Johnson said on Sunday. On Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel weighed in, saying, "We keep coming upon the same facts: repeat gun offenders who continually run in and out of the criminal justice system with no consequences, who are back on the streets wreaking havoc," according to the Chicago Tribune.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:22:49 -0400
Alicia Keys to pay tribute to Clive Davis during Black Ball
NEW YORK (AP) Alicia Keys is paying tribute to the record executive who offered her a recording contract more than 15 years ago at her charity's annual black-tie event. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:51:11 -0400
Dog shot, wounded by police after attack reported in Tioga
News ImageA dog has been shot and wounded by police after a reported attack in the Tioga section of Philadelphia.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:49:39 -0400
Gusher erupts after fire hydrant sheared in Monterey Hills hit-and-run
News ImageA hit-and-run driver slammed into a fire hydrant in Monterey Hills early Tuesday morning, authorities said, shearing the fireplug and sending a gusher of water some 200 feet into the air.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:49:17 -0400
In bid against corruption, Greece to ax TV licenses
ATHENS, Greece (AP) Greece's left-wing government launched an auction Tuesday for four private national television licenses, reducing the number from seven after a heated public debate on corruption in the financially troubled country. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:45:58 -0400
'Dancing with the Stars' cast includes Ryan Lochte, Laurie Hernandez
News ImageRyan Lochte will be jumping out of the pool and into the ballroom this fall, ''Good Morning America'' announced Tuesday. See the full cast here.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:39:13 -0400
Victim of prep school sex assault 'not afraid or ashamed'
NEW YORK (AP) A teen who was raped during a game of sexual conquest at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school says she's no longer ashamed or afraid and plans to be a voice for others. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:35:05 -0400
Iowa at center of debate over 'shadow insurance' deals
News ImageIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) For cash-strapped life insurance companies, the deal sounds almost too good to be true: A state law allows them to create complex financial instruments to transfer liabilities to new subsidiaries, instantly wiping huge debts off their balance sheets.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:30:28 -0400
$76K reward offered in 8-year-old girl's stray bullet death
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) Authorities are offering a $76,000 reward in the shooting death of an 8-year-old who was caught in the crossfire in Camden. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:30:00 -0400
Uganda grants 8 oil production licenses to Total, Tullow
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) Uganda's government has issued eight oil production licenses to two foreign companies, moving the East African country closer to becoming a producer of crude. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:27:00 -0400
Officials begin recovery of small plane from Louisiana lake
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Equipment is being moved into place to retrieve the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into Lake Pontchartrain just north of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:21:49 -0400
Student, 15, killed in Georgia school bus crash; others hurt
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) Officials in a Georgia school system say a student has died after a crash involving a school bus that also injured more than a dozen students. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:59:31 -0400
North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems
News ImageBUXTON, N.C. (AP) A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas, officials said.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:14:24 -0400
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