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Yevgeny Nikulin identified as Russian man apprehended in Prague during international hacker manhunt

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:10:52 -0400

Russia on Thursday identified Yevgeny Nikulin of Moscow as the man arrested in Prague this month in connection with cyberattacks waged against U.S. computer systems.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed the alleged hacker's identity at a press briefing Thursday and said Moscow's embassy in Prague is actively ...

States tangle with voters as illegal 'ballot selfies' surge on social media

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:23:00 -0400

DENVER — As early voting begins, election officials are ramping up their warnings against the increasingly popular practice of posting selfies with filled-in ballots on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat.

Why? So-called "ballot selfies" are actually illegal in about 25 states, aimed at preventing political hacks from rewarding voters who can ...

U.S. internet repeatedly disrupted by cyberattacks on key firm

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:03:54 -0400

LONDON (AP) — Cyberattacks on a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the East Coast of the United States Friday, according to analysts and company officials.

The Department of Homeland Security was "monitoring this situation" and would "take a close look at it," White House ...

Donald Trump hits nerve with Hillary Clinton jests at Al Smith dinner

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:21:22 -0400

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded snide jokes about each other Thursday at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner in New York, but it was Mr. Trump who set the high-society crowd on edge with sharp jests about his opponent's "corruption."

"Hillary is so corrupt," Mr. Trump said about half way ...

OpenOversight helps public identify Chicago police officers in misconduct complaints

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:56:12 -0400

It's rare when a misconduct complaint filed against a Chicago police officer ends in discipline: Complaints records show officers were punished as a result of just 2 percent of the more than 28,000 misconduct accusations from 2011 to 2015.

One problem blamed for the low discipline rate is the immediate ...

Amtrak: Train hits person on tracks near Philadelphia

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:52:00 -0400

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Amtrak officials say a passenger train hit a person on the tracks near Philadelphia.

Officials say Amtrak 193 was heading from New York to Washington, D.C. when the incident occurred Thursday evening just before a station in Croyden, Pennsylvania.

The victim's condition was not immediately available. It's ...

Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump disagreement on drinking shines light on presidential temperance

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:17:09 -0400

Donald Trump shuns booze, while Hillary Clinton has been known to hoist a glass of beer on the campaign trail and even whack back a shot as part of her "Joe Six Pack" outreach.

Though there is no clear correlation between the drinking habits of the nation's 45 presidents and ...

Hillary Clinton embraces George Soros' 'radical' vision of open-border world

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:28:18 -0400

Hillary Clinton has aligned herself closely with a vision for America laid out by her benefactor — left-wing financier George Soros, who talks of "international governance," more open borders, increased Muslim immigration and diminished U.S. global power.

The phrase "American exceptionalism" is not part of his agenda. He wrote in ...

Hillary Clinton campaign, Univision teamed up to trash Donald Trump, WikiLeaks emails reveal

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:42:04 -0400

The WikiLeaks dump of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta's emails has revealed the broad extent of behind-the-scenes collaboration with Haim Saban, the Hollywood billionaire who controls Univision, the country's largest Spanish-language TV network.

Mr. Saban is not just one of the top moneymen behind Hillary Clinton's run, the Univision chairman ...

Bao Bao panda to leave National Zoo

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:05:14 -0400

In a few short months, Washington will lose one of its favorite residents — without even an election.

Bao Bao the panda is moving to China early next year, officials at the National Zoo announced Thursday.

"Bao Bao is very special to us at the Smithsonian's National Zoo," said Brandie ...

Researchers show link between John Podesta leak, DNC hack and Russia

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:55:35 -0400

Security researchers on Thursday unveiled a link they say ties Russian hackers with the compromise that led to WikiLeaks publishing the personal emails of John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

The link — a clickable hyperlink purportedly leading to a Google log-in page – was included in ...

Martin Gottesfeld, Anonymous hacktivist, charged over hospital DDoS attacks

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:34:38 -0400

Felony hacking charges were handed down Wednesday to a Massachusetts man accused of disrupting the computer networks of Boston-area hospitals with a 2014 digital protest waged under the name of hacktivist group Anonymous.

Martin Gottesfeld, 32, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on one count each of computer hacking ...

Jeffrey Scott Jones, convicted rapist, slits his own throat in court after jury reads guilty verdict

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:55:17 -0400

A former teacher from Huntington Beach slit his throat in a Santa Ana, California, courtroom Wednesday a few seconds after a jury convicted him of raping his live-in girlfriend's underage relative.

Jeffrey Scott Jones, 56, had just been convicted of three felonies when he suddenly produced a small razor blade ...

Virginia voter-registration deadline extended through Friday

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:45:17 -0400

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia's voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online.

Judge Claude Hilton on Thursday ordered an immediate reopening of voter registration in the commonwealth through Friday.

State officials wanted to extend the deadline through ...

Sheriff Joe Arpaio headed for big loss in Arizona, poll shows

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:54:00 -0400

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is headed for a staggering defeat in his bid for a seventh term at top law enforcement officer in Maricopa County, Arizona, according to a new poll Thursday that shows him trailing his Democratic challenger by 15 percentage points.

Paul Penzone, the Democrat, has 45.9 ...

Bye-Bye, Bao Bao! National Zoo panda moving to China

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:41:54 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo will be saying bye-bye to panda cub Bao Bao.

The zoo said Thursday that Bao Bao will move to China within the first few months of 2017.

Part of the zoo's cooperative breeding agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association is that all cubs ...

Assisted-suicide law prompts insurance company to deny coverage to terminally ill California woman

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:37:30 -0400

A terminally ill California woman says her insurance company denied her coverage for chemotherapy treatment but offered to pay for her to kill herself, shortly after California passed a law permitting physician-assisted suicide.

Stephanie Packer, a wife and mother of four who was diagnosed with a terminal form of scleroderma, ...

Hillary Clinton hides behind 'health' of the mother, defends partial-birth abortion in final debate

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:57:31 -0400

Hillary Clinton defended the practice of partial-birth abortion in the final presidential debate on Wednesday, obscuring her belief that appeals to the "health" of the mother would make any abortion legal at any point during a pregnancy.

Asked to defend her vote in the Senate against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban ...

Hillary Clinton said Heller gun-rights case was about toddlers

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:11:43 -0400

During Wednesday night's presidential debate, Hillary Clinton defended her disagreement with the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on gun rights by saying it was about keeping toddlers from gaining access to firearms.

But her statement ignores the main holding in the 2008 decision, in which the justices overturned a long-standing ...

Donald Trump needs to talk about Hillary Clinton for rest of campaign

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:54:56 -0400

LAS VEGAS — America, place your bets!

Put 'em all on red. Or orange, as the case may be. At least you have a 50-50 chance of winning.

The only alternative is throwing rigged dice on a tilted table against a dealer who has never lost under a pit boss who ...