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‘He knew what he signed up for’: How Trump consoled the widow of a fallen soldier

Print<p>MIAMI — U.S. President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman.<p>…

Miami International Airport

Former CIA director: Trump 'inconsistent' with Bush, Clinton, Obama handling of military deaths

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's level of presidential concern for military families mourning loved ones has proven "inconsistent" with previous presidents in the same position, former CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday.<p>Brennan reflected during a question-and-answer session at …

Donald Trump

Jeff Sessions Keeps Lying to the Senate

Jeff Sessions is a liar. As President Trump’s nominee to serve as Attorney General of the United States, the veteran senator from Alabama and early …

Government

The Krack vulnerability is another good reason to ditch public Wi-Fi

You shouldn't be too worried about Krack. But you also probably shouldn't use public Wi-Fi for a while.<p>"Whilst Krack adds a new tool to the …

Wi-Fi

‘A nuclear war may break out any moment,’ North Korea says

North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned that “the entire U.S. mainland is within our firing range” and if the U.S. invades “it will not escape …

North Korea

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war …

North Korea

Deadly Madagascar plague kills within 24 hours: 'The situation is still not under control'

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar’s capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for …

Public Health

Ex-Pussycat Dolls member says group was more like a 'prostitution ring'

Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin has slammed former member Kaya Jones ‘ comments comparing her time in the group to being in a prostitution ring as …

Edmonton

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

Wi-Fi

A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

This is huge.<p>There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a …

Cancer

Equifax website borked again, this time to redirect to fake Flash update | Ars Technica

Malware researcher encounters bogus download links during multiple visits.<p>In May credit reporting service Equifax's website was breached by attackers …

Information Security

Kaspersky reportedly modified its AV to help Russia steal NSA secrets | Ars Technica

Hackers used company’s software to secretly scan for top-secret information, WSJ says.<p>The rapidly evolving story about Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab's …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Donald Trump made 'despicable' racist comments in recorded Apprentice meetings, claims former producer

Donald Trump made “unfathomably despicable” and racist remarks on <i>The Apprentice</i>, according to a former producer on the show.<p>Bill Pruitt, who worked …

Donald Trump

U.S. secretly tested carcinogen in Western Canada during the Cold War, researcher finds

The U.S. Army secretly dumped a carcinogen on unknowing Canadians in Winnipeg and Alberta during the Cold War in testing linked to weaponry involving …

War

Australia banned semi-automatic weapons after a mass murder: Here’s what happened next

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting that left 58 people dead and just under 500 injured, many are looking to Australia’s crackdown on gun ownership …

Gun Control

Impeachment was designed to protect the US from presidents like Trump. What went wrong?

Can Donald Trump be impeached?<p>Cass Sunstein’s new book <i>Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide</i> carefully avoids addressing that question directly: Trump’s name is not mentioned in the text. But despite the effort to avoid current political controversies, the question of whether Trump can, or will, or should …

Constitutional Law

Every single Yahoo account was compromised by hackers

Yahoo's infamous hack — already one of the worst in history — is even worse than previously thought.<p>All 3 billion user accounts it had in 2013 were affected by the security breach, the company, which Verizon acquired in June, said on Tuesday. Yahoo had previously estimated the hack affected 1 …

Security

After Deadly Mass Shooting, White House Says It's 'Premature' To Discuss Guns

Following the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, President Donald Trump on Monday offered his sympathy to the victims, but made no …

Las Vegas

A brief history of the word “Rohingya” at the heart of a humanitarian crisis

The Rohingya are a largely Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar at the center of a humanitarian catastrophe. But the Myanmar government won’t even use the word “Rohingya,” let alone admit they’re being persecuted. Instead, the government calls them Bengalis, foreigners, or worse, terrorists.<p>This …

Asia

Liz Weston: Equifax just changed the rest of your life

Adding freezes to your credit reports is an appropriate response to the massive Equifax database breach that exposed the private information of 143 million Americans.<p>Don't make the mistake of thinking those freezes will keep you safe, however.<p>Credit freezes lock down your credit reports in a way …

Identity Theft

A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk freighter named <i>Jie Shun</i> was flying Cambodian colors but had sailed from North Korea, the warning said, with a North Korean crew and an unknown cargo shrouded …

North Korea

Scientists Just Made The First Quantum-Encrypted International Video Call

The future is here.<p>President Chunli Bai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing had a meeting yesterday with President Anton Zeilinger of the …

Quantum Mechanics

Toronto officer who allegedly Tasered and stomped on man mid-arrest makes first appearance before tribunal

Miranda faces one count of excessive force against the man under arrest and one count of discreditable conduct for directing another officer to …

Policing

Cuba mystery grows: New details on what befell US diplomats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if he'd walked through some invisible wall cutting …

Motel 6 Is Reportedly Sending Its Customers' Names To ICE

At least two Motel 6 locations in Arizona are reporting their guest lists to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, <i>The Phoenix New Times</i> …

Immigration

Remember the artist whose iPhone was searched at border? He’s suing the feds | Ars Technica

"The border doctrine does not say that the Constitution doesn't exist at the border."<p>A Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, a California artist, a …

Immigration

‘Textbook example of ethnic cleansing’: 370,000 Rohingyas flood Bangladesh as crisis worsens

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The number of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown in Burma has now topped 370,000, a crisis the United Nations human rights chief called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”<p>Hundreds of thousands of the long-persecuted ethnic minority continued to stream via land …

Asia

Equifax Gets Slammed, Removes Forced Arbitration Clause from Credit Monitoring Offer

Company's initial requirement that breach victims sign away their legal rights to get complimentary offer was one of several mistakes.<p>Equifax Monday …

Thai police say Interpol has issued notice for Red Bull heir

Print<p>BANGKOK — Interpol has issued an international request for the arrest of the billionaire heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, stepping up …