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US Senate Moves to Criminalize Non-Disclosure of Cryptocurrency Ownership

The US Senate Judiciary Committee is currently tackling bill S.1241 that aims to criminalize the intentional concealment of ownership or control of a …

Cryptocurrency

Michael Flynn may have just flipped on Trump. And evidence that the president may have obstructed justice is mounting.

For months, one important, unanswered question has been why President Trump was so intent on protecting disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Since Trump is hardly known for looking out for anyone other than himself, the logical explanation has been that he’s worried that Flynn …

Michael Flynn

Terdot Trojan Hacks Banking, Credit Cards, Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, And Twitter

Terdot, a new trojan based on the infamous Zeus malware, has been identified by security researchers. And according to <i>Bitdefender</i>, the trojan not …

Security

World's first human head transplant is successfully carried out

The world's first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation that showed it was possible to successfully reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels.<p>At a press conference in Vienna on Friday morning, Italian Professor Sergio Canavero, director of the …

Medicine

Heart association president has heart attack during heart health conference

John Warner, the president of the American Heart Association, is recovering after he suffered a heart attack at a heart health conference.<p>On Monday, …

US government hackers were able to remotely take control of a plane

Robert Hickey, a US Homeland Security cyber sleuth, managed to take over the passenger plane at Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey.<p>The …

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya is visible from space

In just months, more than 600,000 members of Myanmar’s ethnic Muslim minority, the Rohingya, have fled persecution into neighboring Bangladesh. When that many people move on earth, you can see it from space.<p>The imagery below comes from Planet, a satellite imaging company that photographs the entire …

Amnesty International

The brain of Aaron Hernandez is why no one should play football. Ever

Doctors at Boston University today released images of brain damage suffered by Aaron Hernandez, the deceased New England Patriots tight end jailed for killing his friend Odin Lloyd in 2013, and said it was the most severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever discovered in a person his age. …

Aaron Hernandez

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

Trump's longtime bodyguard testified that Russia offered women to Trump while he was in Moscow

• <b>President Donald Trump's longtime bodyguard and confidante testified before Congress this week that a Russian offered to "send five women" to Trump's hotel room in Moscow while he was visiting ahead of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, NBC News and CNN reported on Thursday.</b>• <b><br>The confidante, Keith</b> …

Donald Trump

3 of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in US history happened in the last 18 months — here's the full list

• <b>26 people were killed in a Texas church on Sunday, making it the 4th deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.</b>• <b><br>Three of the deadliest shootings in US history occurred in just the last year and a half.</b>• <b><br>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says gun deaths are going up in the US —</b> <b>12 out of</b> …

San Bernardino

Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

<b>A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens.</b><p>Donald Trump's commerce secretary is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the …

Corruption

Securing North Korean nuclear sites would require a ground invasion, Pentagon says

The only way to locate and secure all of North Korea’s nuclear weapons sites “with complete certainty” is through an invasion of ground forces, and in the event of conflict, Pyongyang could use biological and chemical weapons, the Pentagon told lawmakers in a new, blunt assessment of what war on …

North Korea

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.<p>The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile

The Yemeni Air Force targeted King Khalid International Airport in the Saudi capital of Riyadh with a ballistic missile, according to Yemen's Houthi-controlled Defense Ministry.

Middle East

Former Revenue Canada employee was used by RCMP to get secret recordings

The RCMP used a retired Canada Revenue Agency employee to get his former colleagues talking during an investigation of alleged widespread corruption …

4 NJ police officers face charges for beating an innocent man on fire

After a police chase and fiery crash, police dragged the wrong man from the wreck and beat him.

Policing

New York tightens security after truck attack out of caution, not over concern of more attacks

New York officials said security would be enhanced for a Halloween parade Tuesday evening and in the days ahead after what they said was a lone-wolf terror attack in Lower Manhattan.<p>But they said the motivation was vigilance — not out of concern about more attacks looming.<p>The parade was to start at …

Terrorism

China’s planning a 1,000km tunnel to divert water away from one of India’s largest rivers

China is working on an incredibly ambitious water diversion project involving the Brahmaputra, one of India’s largest rivers, which may become another point of tension between the two Asian neighbours.<p>Chinese engineers are testing techniques that could be used to build a 1,000-kilometre (km) …

China

Brother of Las Vegas shooter arrested on child porn charges

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday that they had arrested the brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock on suspicion of possessing “over 600 images of child pornography.”<p>Bruce Douglas Paddock, 59, was arrested in North Hollywood on a 20-count felony complaint …

Crime

Rice-Based Infant Cereals Contain More Mercury Than Other Types, New Study Finds

Certain types of fish are considered to be risky foods for nursing mothers, infants, and young children because of high levels of mercury, a heavy …

Nutrition

Man who repaired Harvey-flooded homes dies of flesh-eating bacteria

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hurricane Harvey has claimed another victim, about two months after making landfall in Texas.<p>A 31-year-old man died last week after being diagnosed with a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection known as necrotizing fasciitis, the Galveston County Health District announced Monday.<p>The man has …

Hurricane Harvey

Panama Papers 2? The financial secrets of the super-rich may be about to be leaked after an offshore law firm was hacked

• <b>Offshore law firm Appleby suffered a cyber attack last year in which client data was stolen.</b>• <b><br>Clients are now bracing themselves for what could be a second "Panama Papers" style leak.</b>• <b><br>The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has approached the firm with allegations of wrongdoing,</b> …

U.S. Soldiers Killed In Niger Sent On High-Risk Mission To Get Terror Leader With No Backup, Report Says

Four United States soldiers killed October 4 in the West African country of Niger were part of a secret, poorly planned mission to kill or capture a …

War

New ransomware attack hits Russia and spreads around globe

The U.S. government has issued a warning about a new ransomware attack that spread through Russia and Ukraine and into other countries around the world.<p>Cybersecurity experts said the ransomware -- which posed as an Adobe update before locking down computers and demanding money for people to get …

Cybersecurity

We May Be Consuming More Glyphosate Than Ever Before

A new study suggests that human exposure to the herbicide glyphosate has increased by 500 percent in the past two decades. The findings, published …

China Has Shut Down Up to 40% of Its Factories in an Unprecedented Stand Against Pollution

This is getting serious.<p>China is in the midst of an all-out blitz on polluters flouting emissions standards, closing tens of thousands of factories …

The U.N. Needs $434 Million to Respond to the World's Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis

U.N. agencies convene Monday in Geneva to request a sum of $434 million to fund a massive emergency response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in …

Refugees