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Clinton aide Abedin leaves husband Weiner after sexting report

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin attend a news conference in New YorkBy Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Huma Abedin, one of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's top aides, said on Monday that she was separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner, after a sex scandal similar to an earlier incident that led him to resign from the U.S. Congress. "After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," Huma Abedin said in a statement. "Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy," Abedin added.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:50:00 -0400
FBI detects breaches against two state voter systems

Voters cast their ballots at Su Nueva laundromat during voting in Illinois' U.S. presidential primary election in ChicagoBy 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

A hand-made sign referencing consent in relation to sexual assault lays on the ground at the Stanford University commencement ceremony in Palo Alto, CaliforniaBy 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
Republicans ask Clinton Foundation to produce correspondence

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stands with her husband Bill Clinton after accepting the nomination on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaThe Republican National Committee asked the charity of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's family on Monday to produce all correspondence its staff had with the U.S. State Department while Clinton served as America's most senior diplomat. Clinton's campaign to win the Nov. 8 presidential election has been dogged by criticism that donors to the Clinton Foundation may have expected special favors from the U.S. government in return. "The Clinton Foundation can play a vital role in filling important gaps in the public record by demonstrating its commitment to transparency and making public all correspondence its officials had with the State Department during Secretary Clinton's tenure," Reince Priebus, the RNC chairman, said in a letter to the foundation's president, Donna Shalala.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:18:56 -0400
Party faithful: Inside look at the California GOP convention

Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Hyatt Regency in a normally sleepy suburb of San Francisco. Some even attempted to charge through police barricades into the lobby. The source of their frustration: Donald Trump.

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:53:09 -0400
What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far

ER visits are up, and heavier use among young adults reported, but the decreased stigma surrounding recreational pot blunts findings.

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:33:34 -0400
Marine Corps dog who lost leg in Afghanistan awarded gallantry medal

The Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals awarded a 12-year-old U.S. Marine Corps dog named Lucca the prestigious Dickin Medal.

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:33:48 -0400
Spate of police officers fatally shot is very chilling

Virginia state trooper Chad Dermyer, a Marine veteran and father of two, is the 16th law enforcement officer to be killed by a gunman this year a 129 percent increase over the first three months of 2015. The numbers are very chilling, said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:00:15 -0400
Obama seeks to loosen restrictions on opioid abuse medication

President Obama outlined a number of new actions aimed at combating the countrys deadly opioid epidemic on Tuesday.

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:41:25 -0400
FBI Warns of Cyber Attacks on State Election Boards

FBI Warns of Cyber Attacks on State Election BoardsThe FBI is warning all states to tighten security measures related to their online election systems after hackers successfully infiltrated one state board of election and targeted another, ABC News has confirmed. The FBI is requesting that states contact their Board of Elections and determine if any similar activity ... has been detected, the agencys Cyber Division said in a bulletin recently sent to private-industry partners across the country. In late June, an unknown actor scanned a state's Board of Election website for vulnerabilities and, after identifying a security gap, exploited the vulnerability to conduct a data exfiltration, the FBI said in its Aug. 18 flash bulletin.

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:30:05 -0400
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