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Uber under investigation in several states over newly disclosed data breach

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:30:24 -0500

Several states are investigating Uber over the recently disclosed data breach that compromised the personal information of more than 57 million ride share users.

Attorneys general in Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri and New York separately announced plans to investigate Uber within a day of the company coming clean this week ...




Sean Suiter, Baltimore detective, fatally shot day before grand jury testimony on indicted officers

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:16:13 -0500

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore detective killed by a gunman last week was slain a day before he was set to testify in a corruption probe into activities of indicted officers, the city's police commissioner confirmed Wednesday.

Commissioner Kevin Davis announced the news to reporters a week after the detective ...




Sanctuary cities cooperate after Jeff Sessions threatens to withhold grant funding

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:22:08 -0500

The Justice Department is battling in the courts to preserve President Trump's anti-sanctuary city agenda, but it's already notched some successes just by raising the issue.

Several major jurisdictions have said they'll work with federal deportation officers, forgoing previous uncooperative policies, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to withhold federal ...




NFL stadiums cost taxpayers billions of dollars

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:49:14 -0500

The Cincinnati Bengals threatened the unthinkable in 1995. Team owner Mike Brown vowed the team would move to Baltimore unless a new stadium was built.

Taxpayers in Hamilton County, Ohio, where Cincinnati is located, feared something greater than wounded civic pride if their football team left. They worried that the ...




TSA to improve, speed up airport security

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:33:11 -0500

The Trump administration is forging ahead with an overhaul of airport security, brushing aside criticism that the president is squandering resources on a border wall while the much-maligned Transportation Security Administration bungles its job.

They are reworking the no-fly list, deploying more bomb-sniffing K-9s at airports and are on schedule ...




Foreign student enrollment in American colleges doubles since Great Recession

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:41:19 -0500

The number of foreign students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities has more than doubled since the Great Recession, according to a new study.

The Pew Research Center survey shows nearly 364,000 foreign students with F-1 visas enrolled at American institutions of higher education in 2016, up from ...




Joe Barton, GOP congressman, apologizes after nude selfie surfaces online

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:56:50 -0500

Rep. Joe Barton apologized Wednesday after a nude selfie he sent to a woman a few years ago surfaced on social media.

TMZ published a censored version of the photo along with a text message purportedly from Mr. Barton that read, "I want u soo bad. Right now. ...




Texas resident charged with hacking campaign targeting Los Angeles County Superior Court employees

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:44:09 -0500

A Texas resident has been arrested and charged in connection with allegedly trying to hack into the email accounts of hundreds of Los Angeles County Superior Court employees, the district attorney's office announced Tuesday.

Oriyomi Sadiq Aloba, 31, was arrested at his home in Houston last week and charged with ...




University of Michigan advances plans to host white nationalist Richard Spencer

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:49:36 -0500

The University of Michigan is moving forward with plans to potentially host an event featuring white nationalist Richard Spencer after facing legal pressure from his booking agent to let them speak on campus.

"After consulting widely with many members of our community, I made the difficult decision to begin discussions ...




The Latest: UN: Yemen blockade undercut anti-cholera fight

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:34:51 -0500

CAIRO (AP) - The Latest on developments in Yemen (all times local):

6:40 p.m.

The U.N. humanitarian chief in Yemen says the closure of the country's main airport and two seaports by a Saudi-led coalition has threatened gains made in containing cholera and the risk of famine in the war-torn ...




Uber concedes data breach affecting 57 million ride share users

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:25:32 -0500

Uber endured a data breach that allowed hackers to steal the personal information of more than 57 million users, the ride share company's chief executive acknowledged Tuesday.

Hackers accessed a third-party server used by Uber in late 2016 and gleaned the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of 57 ...




The Latest: Thanksgiving travel going smoother in Colorado

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:25:03 -0500

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on Thanksgiving travel in Colorado (all times local):

5:40 p.m.

An interruption in light rail service as the Thanksgiving Day weekend got under way was caused by a man who tried to outrun a train as it was pulling into a station.

The Denver Post ...




Parasite from Vietnam could be killing war veterans

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:59:59 -0500

Vietnam War veterans could be slowly dying from a parasite they contracted in the southeast Asian nation almost 50 years ago, according to new research, The Associated Press reported.

The small pilot study was commissioned by the Department of Veteran Affairs, the AP reported, and looked into the connection between ...




Ken Paxton says he suspects assault in the killing, injury of Border Patrol agents

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:23:35 -0500

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday he suspects the Border Patrol agent killed on the border was assaulted.

"The fact that they're offering a reward, the fact that Texas is offering a reward, I would be shocked if this was not an assault," Mr. Paxton, a Republican, said on ...




Larry Nassar, Michigan doctor treating Olympic gymnastics team, pleads guilty to sex charges

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:15:02 -0500

LANSING, Mich. — A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.

Larry Nassar, 54, admitted to digitally ...




Keystone XL oil pipeline deal jeopardized by Nebraska commission's alternative route

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:52:09 -0500

Nebraska regulators set out this week to finally approve the long-awaited Keystone XL oil pipeline. Instead, specialists say, they may have killed it.

The Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) voted 3-2 Monday to approve a route for the $8 billion Canada-to-Texas pipeline through the state, but not the route that ...




Richard Spencer's white nationalist conference kicked out of Maryland events venue

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:50:22 -0500

Richard Spencer and a group of about 100 fellow white nationalists were ejected from a Maryland winery and events venue over the weekend after its owners realized they were unwittingly hosting his National Policy Institute's annual conference.

The National Policy Institute think tank had initially planned to hold this year's ...




Apple served with search warrants for Texas church shooter's iPhone, iCloud account

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:08:24 -0500

Apple has been asked to turn over nearly two years' worth of iCloud data associated with deceased Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley as investigators probing the massacre continue to comb for clues.

A judge in Wilson County has signed off on at least three search warrants stemming from cellphones ...




Flights at Texas air base grounded after fatal crash

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:06:56 -0500

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - Flights at an Air Force base near the Texas-Mexico border have been grounded through the Thanksgiving weekend after the crash of a jet trainer killed an airman and injured another.

An Air Force statement Tuesday announced the suspension of flight operations at Laughlin Air Force ...




Federal judge defies Trump admin, removes Pentagon block on funds for gender reassignment

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:39:00 -0500

A federal judge in Maryland issued a temporary halt Tuesday on President Trump's new policy to prohibit the Pentagon from paying for gender-reassignment treatments for service members.

U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis is the second federal judge to issue a ruling in favor of transgender troops, who challenged the ...