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The Increasingly Bloated American Dream

American homes are getting bigger and bigger. But it doesn't need to be that way.<p>Even as the housing market has bounced back, it has become increasingly skewed toward bigger, less affordable homes. According to recent U.S. Census figures, 43 percent of new homes sold for more than $300,000, while …

Housing

Can America’s Desert Cities Adapt Before They Dry Out And Die?

Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and many other western cities are all growing fast–and are all running out of water.<p>Los Angeles traffic is worse than usual as hordes of parched citizens evacuate a concrete tomb that once supported millions of lives. Savvy entrepreneurs are selling bottled water …

Cities

Kirsten Gillibrand Has a Simple Idea to Stop the Next Terror Attack

A day after a man driving a rented pickup truck killed eight and wounded 12 on a bike path in lower Manhattan, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York …

Kirsten Gillibrand

Putin, exposed, may become more dangerous

Has there ever been a covert action that backfired as disastrously as Russia’s attempt to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign?<p>Granted, we know all the reasons Moscow is gloating: Donald Trump is president; America is divided and confused; Russia’s propagandization of “fake news” is now …

Russia

Regulators Investigating Ford Fusions After Driver Says Steering Wheel Fell Off

U.S. regulators have launched an investigation after reports that steering wheels in Ford Fusions have come loose and, in at least one instance, …

Energy

Vegetables sold at Albertsons, Walmart, Trader Joe’s part of massive recall

Mann Packing of Salinas is voluntarily vegetable because they may be contaminated with listeria, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal …

Trader Joe's

Equifax hack may shake up US consumer data laws

Federal lawmakers are pushing to give you more control over your data, after hackers stole information from 145 million Americans.<p>There's nothing like a disaster to prompt a call for change.<p>In early October, Congress grilled Equifax's former CEO, Richard Smith, in four separate committee hearings …

Identity Theft

The world is sitting on a $400 trillion financial time bomb

Financial disaster is looming, and not because of the stock market or subprime loans. The coming crisis is more insidious, structural, and almost certain to blow up eventually.<p>The World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts that by 2050 the world will face a $400 trillion shortfall (pdf) in retirement …

Retirement

Lawmaker: Puerto Rico could be another Flint

Democratic Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez of New York slams President Trump's response to the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico as millions still seek clean water.

Caribbean

FEMA Chief Blamed for Katrina Response Says the Same Problems Are Happening in Puerto Rico

Michael Brown, the former FEMA head who was widely blamed for the Bush administration’s slow response to Hurricane Katrina, sees some familiar …

Puerto Rico

'60 Minutes' just laid out the ugliest truth about the opioid crisis

Together, The Washington Post and "60 Minutes" have told the long, sordid story of Joseph Rannazzisi, the former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's division in charge of regulating the drug industry.<p>Rannazzisi says he was pushed out of the agency in 2015 for aggressively going after the …

Tom Marino

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt your WiFi traffic, so chances are you’re affected.<p>But first, let’s clarify what an attacker can and cannot do using the …

Wi-Fi

Read this and you may never eat chicken again

Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year<p>Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven storeys above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de …

Medicine

The encryption many major companies rely on has a serious flaw

Researchers at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic uncovered a major security vulnerability in RSA keys generated by Infineon Technologies-produced chips. These chips are used in products manufactured by Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Toshiba and Chromebook vendors, reports</i> …

Information Security

WPA2 wifi security vulnerable to hacking, US government warns

WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken by Belgian researchers, highlighting potential for internet traffic to be exposed<p>The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wifi connections has been broken, potentially exposing wireless internet traffic to …

Information Security

Equifax: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Last Week Tonight

disastrophe

A combination of the words 'disaster' and 'catastrophe' indicating a very serious and very tragic event. A tragedy of epic proportions. <i> The flood was</i> …

Get ready for home internet prices to double

Been enjoying your reasonably-priced home internet connection recently? Don’t get too comfortable. US cable companies, led by Comcast, are all set to …

Internet

New York City: 'Islamic State attack plot' is revealed

<b>A jihadist plot to attack New York City including Times Square and the subway system was foiled with the help of an undercover FBI agent, officials say.</b><p>One man in the US and two others in Pakistan and the Philippines are under arrest and face charges of plotting the attacks which they hoped to …

Terrorism

Mike Pence: ‘Las Vegas came face to face with pure evil’

Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday traveled to Las Vegas to pay respects to the victims and honor the heroes of the country’s most deadly mass shooting, calling the actions of shooter Stephen Paddock “pure evil.”<p>“On Sunday night, Las Vegas came face to face with pure evil,” Pence said during …

Mike Pence

The White House and Equifax Agree: Social Security Numbers Should Go

The Trump administration is exploring ways to replace the use of Social Security numbers as the main method of assuring people’s identities in the …

Bruce Schneier

Every Yahoo Account That Existed In Mid-2013 Was Likely Hacked

Every user who had a Yahoo account in August 2013 was likely affected by its massive hack, the company's parent, Verizon, said Tuesday.<p>This latest disclosure triples the number of accounts compromised by the major 2013 data breach that the company disclosed late last year. At the time, Yahoo said …

Security

The Las Vegas shooter spent 3 days stockpiling weapons in a $500 suite on the 32nd floor — here's what the room is like

Stephen Paddock, the gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, checked into a room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Thursday.<p>On Sunday night, Paddock opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 people attending a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip …

Las Vegas

Two Dark American Truths From Las Vegas

On the certainty of more shootings<p>Beyond the scores of people who have been killed and the hundreds who have been wounded in Las Vegas today, thousands of other people, though not visibly or directly injured, have had their lives changed forever. Children and parents. Husbands and wives. Brothers …

San Bernardino

Witness says woman told Las Vegas crowd they're 'all going to die' 45 minutes before shooting

In the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in recent US history, one witness said a woman had told the crowd that they were "all going to die tonight."<p>A concertgoer who attended the Route 91 Harvest festival, where the shooting took place, told Sky News that she saw "a lady who pushed her way …

Las Vegas

Turns out the Equifax hack was even more gigantic

Somehow, the Equifax hack was worse than originally reported.<p>The company put out a press release on Monday to say the hack exposed the personal …

Equifax

Las Vegas Shooting Live Updates: Multiple Weapons Found in Gunman’s Hotel Room

LAS VEGAS — A gunman on a high floor of a Las Vegas hotel rained a rapid-fire barrage on an outdoor concert festival on Sunday night, leaving at least 59 people dead, injuring 527 others, and sending thousands of terrified survivors fleeing for cover, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in …

Crime

'And Then, The Screaming Started': Scenes From A Nightmare In Las Vegas

At first, it just sounded like fireworks.<p>The Sunday headliner, Jason Aldean, had taken the stage not 30 minutes before, and it seemed natural that on the final night of Las Vegas' three-day Route 91 Harvest music festival there would be some pyrotechnics. Even Aldean stayed on stage as the first …

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Is tattooing a job for a doctor? An infection nearly cost me my leg

A Japanese court has effectively decided that only doctors should perform tattoos. My terrifying six months shows that the stakes are high<p>You could reasonably ask what a man nearing 60 was doing having a tattoo. It’s a question I’ve asked myself many times over the past few years. The best I can …

Medicine