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Twitter advising all 330 million users to change passwords after bug exposed them in plain text

There’s apparently no evidence of any breach or misuse, but you should change your password anyway<p>Twitter is urging all of its more than 330 million users to immediately change their passwords after a bug exposed them in plain text. While Twitter’s investigation showed that there was no evidence …

Security

Earthquakes rattle Hawaii’s Big Island after Kilauea shoots lava, ‘dangerous’ gas into the air

A day after the most active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii erupted, two major earthquakes rattled the island and fountains of lava gushed out of the ground in a subdivision, forcing residents to flee amid threats of fires and “extremely high levels of dangerous” sulfur dioxide gas.<p>The island …

Geology

Wells Fargo's $1 Billion Pact Gives U.S. Power to Fire Managers

Wells Fargo & Co.’s $1 billion fine won’t close the book on fallout from its consumer scandals.<p>The nation’s third-largest bank submitted to an …

Finance

Sean Hannity disputes Michael Cohen's claim he was a client

Cohen's lawyers made the assertion that Fox News host Sean Hannity was a client of Cohen, Trump's personal attorney, in a New York courtroom.

Sean Hannity

Russian sex guru, follower blame US for continued detention

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. …

Russia

'2025 is ambitious for Western Balkans to join EU'

Tensions in the Western Balkans can only be overcome if all countries in the region join the European Union, says enlargement chief Johannes Hahn. …

Stormy Daniels releases sketch of man who allegedly threatened her over Trump affair

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Stormy Daniels released a composite sketch on Tuesday of the man she alleges threatened her in 2011 and is offering a $131,000 reward to anyone who can identify the perpetrator.<p>The disclosure of the drawing and the announcement of the monetary reward on ABC's "The View" mark yet …

Donald Trump

Russian sex guru, follower blame US for continued detention

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. …

Russia

Starbucks to close 8,000 U.S. stores for one afternoon for racial-bias training

(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) will close 8,000 company-owned U.S. cafes for the afternoon on May 29 so 175,000 employees can undergo racial tolerance training in response to protests and calls for boycotts after the arrest of two black men waiting in a Philadelphia store.<p>The company said in …

Justice

Wind-fanned wildfires threaten to spread in parched Oklahoma

TALOGA, Okla. (Reuters) - Wildfires which have killed two people in western Oklahoma could spread and more could ignite as wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour whip an area where scant rain has fallen in five months, fire and forestry officials said on Tuesday.<p>Several wildfires have begun in the …

Weather

‘Windrush Generation,’ Fearful Over Status, Gets U.K. Apology

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May apologized on Tuesday for harsh treatment of some Caribbeans who have lived in Britain legally for decades but have trouble documenting their status, as her government reversed itself on an issue that had turned into a major embarrassment.<p>The handling of the …

United Kingdom

Man's second face transplant is a world first

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man in Paris has become the world's first to successfully receive two facial transplants.<p>Jérôme Hamon, 43, underwent his first face transplantation procedure in 2010 to treat neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of tumors along nerves in the skin, brain and …

Immune System

A Decade After The Bubble Burst, House Flipping Is On The Rise

Amid saguaro cactuses and yucca plants, Lauren Rosin shows off a house that she's renovating in Phoenix's Central Corridor, a pricy neighborhood north of downtown.<p>"This was actually a courtyard and I blew it out," she says, pointing to what will now be an extra-large open kitchen with custom …

Real Estate

IRS gives taxpayers extra day to file after website issues

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day.<p>The IRS said that individuals or businesses with a filing or payment due Tuesday now have until midnight Wednesday to complete the task.<p>Earlier Tuesday, Americans who had waited …

Identity Theft

UK ivory ban among world's 'toughest', Michael Gove says

<b>A British ban on ivory sales is to be one of the toughest in the world, the environment secretary has said.</b><p>Michael Gove said the sale of ivory of any age, with limited exceptions, will be banned in an effort to reduce elephant poaching.<p>The move, which is still to be signed into law, comes after a …

United Kingdom

Spanish circus truck tips over, kills 1 elephant, injures 4

MADRID (AP) — An elephant died and four more are being treated for injuries after a circus truck accident on a major Spanish highway that provoked an …

Circus

From Thai Jail, Sex Coaches Say They Want to Trade U.S.-Russia Secrets for Safety

PATTAYA, Thailand — A pair of self-described sex instructors from Belarus have been stuck in a Thai detention center for weeks. They say that they have evidence demonstrating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign in the United States, and that they have offered it to the F.B.I. in …

Russia

Synthetic marijuana leaves two dead and dozens with severe bleeding

Health officials in Illinois are warning people about mock marijuana that is spreading across Chicago and the central part of the state, causing severe bleeding among users and, in some cases, death.<p>Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2 or Spice, has been linked to 56 cases in which people in …

Cannabis

Muslim woman attacked by patient at hospital

Muslim woman sues hospital after patient attacks her in emergency room<p>Omar Abdel-Baqui | Detroit Free Press<p>Muslim woman sues after attack in Dearborn emergency room<p>Muslim woman sues after being beaten in Dearborn emergency room<p>DETROIT — A Michigan hospital is facing a lawsuit after a 19-year-old …

Crime

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Review Roundup: Critics wrinkle their noses at A Wrinkle In Time

Director Ava DuVernay took on a huge task after making her Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic <i>Selma</i>: an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s ‘60s …

The Triple Point Is When a Liquid Can Boil and Freeze at Once

When water is a solid, it's ice. When it's a gas, it's steam. When it's a liquid, it's, well, water. What if we told you that a substance can be all …

Never-Before-Seen Mineral Found Inside a Diamond

Calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is thought to be the fourth most abundant mineral on the planet, but until recently, it had never been observed …

Trump discusses violence with video game execs and critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump raised concerns about the graphic depiction of violence in video games at a White House meeting Thursday with members of the industry and some of their most vocal critics.<p>Searching for ways to respond to last month's Florida school shooting, Trump has …

Guns

Paul Manafort pleads not guilty to tax and fraud charges in federal court in Virginia

President Trump’s former campaign manager pleaded not guilty to tax and fraud charges in federal court in Virginia on Thursday as he appeared before a judge in the second criminal case brought against him by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>During the …

Corruption

Trump calls North Korea 'sincere' on possible nuclear talks, others skeptical

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Feeling the pressure of sanctions, North Korea seems "sincere" in its apparent willingness to halt nuclear tests if it held denuclearization talks with the United States, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday as U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials voiced …

North Korea

North Korea Signals Willingness to ‘Denuclearize,’ South Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has told South Korean envoys he is willing to negotiate with the United States on abandoning his country’s nuclear weapons, officials from the South said Tuesday. Mr. Kim also said he would suspend all nuclear and missile tests while such …

North Korea

Insurgents kill more than 20 security forces in separate attacks in Afghanistan

KABUL — More than 20 security forces were reported killed Saturday in attacks by Taliban militants in various parts of Afghanistan, including Kabul — a sign of the insurgents’ resiliency despite a surge of offensives by U.S. and Afghan forces in recent months.<p>In Kabul, a suicide bomber on foot …

Afghanistan

Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

<b>A growing number of companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association amid calls for a boycott of businesses linked to the US gun lobby after the Florida school shooting.</b><p>United and Delta airlines joined car rental giants Hertz and Enterprise in ending discounts for NRA members.<p>The murder …

Guns

Red flags. Warnings. Cries for help. How a system built to stop the Parkland school shooter repeatedly broke down

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office received a call in November with an ominous warning: Nikolas Cruz, a troubled 19-year-old, was collecting guns and knives and “could be a school shooter in the making.”<p>It was one of at least four times local or federal authorities were contacted about such a …

Guns