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Trump declares emergency in California over wildfires

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a state of emergency in California due to raging wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of structures and forced thousands from their homes.<p>A car drives past a large wall of approaching flames from the Lilac Fire, a fast moving …

Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22.<p>The president signed the two-week spending measure in private at the White House after the House and Senate acted to prevent a government …

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Digital 'Hit List' Exposes Thousands of the Kremlin's Favorite Hacking Targets

The Kremlin tried to hack nearly 5,000 emails of its top targets in the United States, Russia and elsewhere, a digital “hit list” analyzed by the …

Chinese Hacking Efforts More Strategic, Less Noisy

Chinese hackers, once some of the most careless and noisy hackers around, have become very careful and much more strategic at choosing the targets …

Justice Department considers charging Russians for hacking: report

The Justice Department has identified more than six members of the Russian government involved in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's computers during the 2016 presidential election, <i>the Wall Street Journal</i> reports.<p>Enough evidence has been assembled to charge the suspects and a case …

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Trump vows to tackle N Korea on Asia trip

<b>US President Donald Trump will travel to five Asian countries in November to participate in regional summits, the White House has announced.</b><p>He will visit Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines and the US state of Hawaii for an 11-day trip.<p>"The president's engagements will strengthen …

Trump Seizes on Brazile Book Excerpt, Revives Cries of 'Rigged' DNC Primary

President Donald Trump on Friday urged the FBI and the Justice Department to investigate his political rivals after allegations that Hillary Clinton's campaign effectively controlled the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential primary race, which the party was supposed to …

Bowe Bergdahl gets dishonorable discharge, avoids prison time

<b>Fort Bragg, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> Bowe Bergdahl received a dishonorable discharge from the US Army, but will avoid prison time for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after abandoning his outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, a military judge ruled Friday.<p>The judge ordered that Bergdahl's rank be …

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U. S. judge bars Pentagon from blocking citizenship applications by immigrant recruits

By Spencer S. Hsu<p>, Reporter<p>A federal judge has ordered the Defense Department not to block fast-tracked citizenship applications that it promised to about 2,000 foreign-born U.S. Army Reserve soldiers under their enlistment contracts.<p>The order Wednesday came in an ongoing lawsuit over the …

Trump's Emergency Declaration on Opioid Crisis Will Require Further Funding

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's announcement of an unprecedented public health emergency Thursday to combat opioid and drug abuse drew both praise and concern from public health advocates. Many said the move, while a positive first step, risked undercutting the enormous financial requirement …

Fallen soldier's widow: 'Nothing to say' to Trump

MIAMI (AP) — The pregnant widow of a fallen U.S. soldier on Monday contradicted President Donald Trump's account of his phone call about her husband's death and said what he told her "made me cry even worse."<p>Myeshia Johnson told ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview that Democratic Rep. …

Trump: No changes to your 401(k) retirement plan

WASHINGTON — President Trump took a tax reform bargaining chip off the table Monday by declaring he would not impose new limits on the amount Americans can contribute to 401(k) retirement savings plans before taxes.<p>"There will be NO change to your 401(k)," Trump tweeted. "This has always been a …

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2 new quakes shake southern Mexico, already coping with disasters

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two more earthquakes shook southern Mexico on Saturday, further rattling a country still coming to grips with the devastation from stronger temblors earlier this month.<p>A 6.1 magnitude earthquake Saturday morning was centered in Oaxaca state near Matias Romero, a town about 275 miles …

US bombers fly close to North Korean shores in show of force

US bombers on Saturday flew further north of the Korean Demilitarised Zone than ever before this century, staging a show of force as North Korea’s foreign minister warned that the US was pushing them closer towards retaliation.<p>Ri Yong-ho, speaking at the United Nations general assembly, described …

Confirmed: BlackBerry Priv won’t get Android Nougat update

There have been several disappointments this year on the subject of Android updates. The Android Nougat rollout has been far from speedy: Android Oreo is upon us despite that Nougat has only graced 13.5% of Android handsets. Meanwhile, we’ve learned that the OnePlus 2 won’t be upgraded to Nougat, …

Irma climbs Florida's coast; 'dangerous' storm surges feared

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Editor's note: This is a developing story that is being constantly updated as the storm progresses. Also, follow our live updates here or</i> <i>watch unlimited CNN</i>.<p>Powerful winds from Hurricane Irma whipped through southwest Florida on Sunday, downing power lines and leaving a trail of debris …

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'This is your last chance': Irma puts a bull's-eye on Tampa

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Irma's leading edges whipped palm trees and kicked up the surf as it spun toward Florida with 125 mph winds Saturday on …

The “500-year” flood, explained: why Houston was so underprepared for Hurricane Harvey

It’s the city’s third “500-year” flood in the past three years.<p>It’s difficult to comprehend the scale of the flooding and devastation that Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath are wreaking on the Houston area. Weather experts call the storm unprecedented, and note that it’s gone beyond even the most …

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Trump reiterates warning to N. Korea: ‘Fire and fury’ may not have been ‘tough enough’

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>Karen DeYoung<p>, Associate editor/reporter<p>BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Trump warned North Korea on Thursday that “things will happen to them like they never thought possible” should the isolated country attack the United States or its allies.<p>Trump told reporters here that …

Trump Declares Opioid Crisis National Emergency

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threw the weight of the White House behind the fight against the opioid crisis Thursday and declared it a national emergency.<p>"The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially, right now, it is an emergency," Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, …

Trump warns of 'dangerous low' in Russia relations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States and Russia are plunging deeper into their worst crisis since the Cold War, with politics in both nations outpacing the capacity of either government to mitigate the danger.<p>President Donald Trump's grudging signature on new sanctions punishing Russia for alleged …

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Senate Democrats Try to Gum Up Works Over Affordable Care Act Repeal

WASHINGTON — Democrats vowed on Monday to slow work in the Senate to a crawl to protest the secrecy surrounding the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, as Republican leaders raced to prepare a bill for a vote as soon as next week.<p>Without the votes to stop the majority …

Republican Karen Handel defeats Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

By Robert Costa<p>, Reporter<p>Paul Kane<p>, Reporter<p>Elise Viebeck<p>, Reporter<p>BROOKHAVEN, Ga. — President Trump’s hopes of steadying his presidency and his agenda on Capitol Hill were given a lift Tuesday when a Republican won a special congressional election in the Atlanta suburbs.<p>Republican Karen Handel …

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Former Google programmer speaks out about 'brain hacking' and the addictive nature of smart phone apps

Technology companies and content creators are so good at what they do - making content as engaging as possible - that a 60 minutes news report asked …

A Russian suspected of hacking has been arrested in Spain — and it may be connected to the US election

MADRID (AP) — An alleged Russian hacker has been detained in Spain at the request of American authorities, an arrest that set cybersecurity circles abuzz after a Russian broadcaster raised the possibility it was linked to the U.S. presidential election.<p>Pyotr Levashov was arrested Friday in …

Russian arrested in Spain 'over mass hacking'

<b>Spanish police have arrested a Russian programmer following US allegations of large-scale hacking.</b><p>Pyotr Levashov was held in Barcelona on Friday and is remanded in custody.<p>Spanish police said Mr Levashov controlled a botnet called Kelihos, hacking information and installing malicious software in …

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