Daily Archive: September 19, 2018

Sep 19

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

A U.S. lawmaker says foreign government hackers continue to target the personal accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and that the Senate’s security office won’t help defend them. Senator Ron Wyden says in a letter to Senate leaders that “at least one major technology company” has warned an unspecified number of senators and …

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Sep 19

Piscotty homers and drives in 5 as A’s rout Angels 10-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run homer and matched his career high with five RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-0 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Oakland moved within four games of first-place Houston in the AL West and stayed 2 1/2 behind the …

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Sep 19

Politics, pride in leaders trip to ‘sacred’ N. Korea volcano

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — There is no more sacred place in North Korea than Mount Paektu, and getting South Korean President Moon Jae-in to such a spot is a propaganda coup unlike any other. The still active volcano is considered to be the spiritual epicenter of the North Korean revolution. It’s also a less-than-subtle …

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Sep 19

Police: Motive unknown in Wisconsin office shooting

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say they still don’t know why a Wisconsin software company employee went to his office with a pistol and extra ammunition and opened fire on his colleagues, seriously injuring several before he was fatally shot by police. The attack happened Wednesday morning at WTS Paradigm in Middleton. Investigators haven’t released …

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Sep 19

Vietnam jails teacher to 14 years over attempted subversion

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced a former primary schoolteacher to 14 years in prison after finding him guilty on charges of attempting to overthrow the communist government. The official Vietnam News Agency says Dao Quang Thuc (DOW KWANG TOOC) was convicted of posting on his Facebook page articles with …

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Sep 19

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast. Florence is …

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Sep 19

Mexico's rights agency faults army in fuel-theft killings

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says soldiers executed two men and planted rifles on their bodies during a 2017 shootout between authorities and fuel thieves in the central state of Puebla. A total of six civilians and four soldiers were killed in the confrontation that erupted in the town of Palmarito when authorities tried to …

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Sep 19

Ronaldo sent off in 1st Champions League game with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in his first Champions League match for Juventus, leaving the Portugal star in tears as he walked off the pitch. Ronaldo was dismissed in the 29th minute of Juve’s match at Valencia on Wednesday after tangling with Jeison Murillo. The score was goalless at the time but Juventus went on …

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Sep 19

Woman in critical condition after Barrier Reef shark attack

Officials say a woman is in critical condition after she was mauled by a shark on Australia‘s Great Barrier Reef. Ambulance spokeswoman Tracey Eastwick says the 46-year-old tourist from Tasmania state was swimming Wednesday from a yacht in Cid harbor on Whitsunday Island off the Queensland state coast when she was attacked by the shark …

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Sep 19

How 65 women came to Kavanaugh’s defense in matter of hours

NEW YORK (AP) – The allegation of a high-school-era sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had just emerged last week when friends who knew him as teenagers sprang into action and began a letter-writing effort. By the next morning, 65 women had signed, backing Kavanagh and attesting to his character. Now, even as …

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