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Oriyomi Sadiq Aloba, hacking suspect, indicted over attack on Los Angeles County Superior Court

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:47:20 -0500

The Department of Justice has announced federal hacking charges against Oriyomi Sadiq Aloba, a Texas resident accused of sending millions of malicious phishing emails facilitated by breaching the Los Angeles County Superior Court (LASC) computer system.

Mr. Aloba, 32, allegedly compromised at least 18 different LASC employee email accounts last ...

Mohamed Rafik Naji, Brooklyn man, admits attempting to aid ISIS

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:55:58 -0500

Mohamed Rafik Naji, a Yemen-born New York City resident, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to one count of attempting to provide support to the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS.

"I traveled to Yemen in 2015 to join ISIS and I encouraged another person to join," Naji ...

Andrew Oswalt, 'alt-right' member of Oregon State student government, ousted after arrest

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:48:34 -0500

Andrew Oswalt, an Oregon State University PhD candidate facing charges for allegedly placing racist bumper stickers on the cars of local activists, is slated to be booted from the school's student government, resolving weeks of uproar spurred by a controversial profile published in the campus newspaper hours before his arrest ...

Russian disinformation made fodder for pro-Trump blog Gateway Pundit: Indictment

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:47:00 -0500

The Gateway Pundit, a right-wing website that touted President Trump during his 2016 campaign, ran an unsubstantiated report alleging voter fraud during the race fueled by Russian agitprop referenced in a federal indictment unsealed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office Friday.

"GOP Alleges VOTER FRAUD in Broward County – Democrats ...

Florida legislators struggle with how to respond to shooting

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:03:09 -0500

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the Florida Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath.

Legislators have just three weeks left in their annual 60-day session. Normally, lawmakers are trying to wrap up work ...

Nikolas Cruz, suspected Parkland shooter, espoused racism in chats; bragged of writing Trump: Report

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:30:34 -0500

Confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly ranted against minorities and once bragged of writing to President Trump, according to private Instagram messages obtained following Wednesday's massacre in Parkland, Florida.

Mr. Cruz, 19, espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views in a private group chat conducted on the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service in ...

Trump visits injured victims, first responders in school shooting

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:19:24 -0500

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited a Florida hospital Friday night to console students wounded in the horrific high school shooting and to thank the medical professionals who helped to save their lives.

“The job they’ve done is incredible and I want to congratulate you,” the president said ...

Indictments 'a watershed' moment in Russian election story

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:26:06 -0500

Criminal charges brought Friday against 13 Russians and a St. Petersburg-based Internet agency mark the first in-depth public accounting of Russian operatives efforts to meddle in the 2016 election, challenging President Trump's repeated skepticism.

A 37-page indictment brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller says the interference was well-funded, well-organized and ...

Police: Man crashes truck into Planned Parenthood clinic

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:00:11 -0500

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts man crashed a stolen bakery delivery truck into a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey, injuring a pregnant woman and two other people.

Marckles Alcius faces numerous charges stemming from Wednesday's crash in East Orange, including aggravated assault, theft and attempting ...

Russian Twitter accounts echoed shooting-related messages after Parkland massacre: Report

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:57:29 -0500

Twitter accounts tied to Russian influence operations propagated shooting-related messages in the immediate aftermath of Wednesday's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, intervening in the ongoing gun control debate amid renewed concerns involving Moscow's meddling in U.S. domestic matters.

An analysis of tweets attributed to 600 ...

JROTC captains used Kevlar pads to shield class during Parkland shooting: 'We were ready to fight'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:40:37 -0500

A couple of quick-thinking Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps captains built a wall of Kevlar pads to shield themselves and fellow classmates during Wednesday's mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Company commander Capt. Zackary Walls, 17, and Capt. Colton Haab, 17, both students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,

Pediatric flu deaths rise to 84

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:19:18 -0500

At least 22 more children are known to have died from the flu, according to the latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which brings the total number of pediatric deaths from the virus up to 84 this season.

There were at least 148 flu-related ...

FedEx customer records exposed by unsecured database

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:16:44 -0500

FedEx has confirmed a security breach that exposed about 119,000 scanned documents containing the private information of customers, including passports and driver's licenses, according to researchers.

The documents were discovered on a publicly available database Feb. 5 by Kromtech, a German security firm, and ultimately determined to belong to Bongo ...

FBI says protocol wasn't followed in Florida high school shooting case

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:49:03 -0500

The FBI said Friday it failed to follow up on a tip last month that Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school on Valentine's Day, had a gun, wanted to kill people and had the potential of conducting a school shooting.


Military court upbraids Marine commander for bias in hazing case

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:22:00 -0500

A military appeals court has chastised a two-star Marine Corps division commander for showing bias in overseeing a hazing court-martial after the general went on a campaign to oust such "jackassery" from the service.

The United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals backed the trial judge, who fired Maj. ...

ACLU challenges Ohio's law criminalizing abortions based on Down syndrome

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:54:00 -0500

Abortion clinics in Ohio are trying to stop a state law from going into effect next month that prohibits a woman from having an abortion based on a Down syndrome diagnosis of the fetus.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed the lawsuit this week in federal court on ...

Bipartisan bill introduced in House to restore Obama-era marijuana protections

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:49:43 -0500

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House would effectively restore Obama-era marijuana protections recently rescinded by President Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act offered Thursday would prohibit the Department of Justice from prosecuting individuals for using cannabis in states where its use is permitted under state ...

Pam Bondi: Prosecutor likely to seek death penalty against Nikolas Cruz, shooting suspect

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:26:00 -0500

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Friday that prosecutors will likely seek the death penalty against Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old shooting suspect in the Florida high school case.

"Anyone who, in general is cold, calculated, premeditated, something that is well thought out, something that is planned, something that is organized ...

ICE arrests 212 illegals, targets 122 businesses in LA sweep

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:26:00 -0500

Federal deportation officers staged one of the biggest enforcement actions in years against businesses in Los Angeles this week, arresting 212 people and serving audit notices to 122 businesses who will have to prove they aren't hiring illegal immigrants.

Nearly all of those arrested were convicted criminals, according to U.S. ...

Kentucky Dems hope state issues trump loyalty to Trump

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:15:00 -0500

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Their grip on power in Kentucky's legislature was swept away by the Trump wave of 2016, but Democrats are fighting back with their biggest lineup of candidates in years.

But their main advantage in a state that's surged toward the GOP might be President Donald Trump's ...