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A Russian hacker just admitted his role in the largest known data breach the US ever prosecuted

According to prosecutors, 34-year-old Vladimir Drinkman admitted to participating in a "worldwide hacking and data breach scheme that targeted major corporate networks, compromised more than 160 million credit card numbers" that "resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses."<p>Drinkman was …

Corruption

Chattanooga Shootings: FBI Searches Apartment of Abdulazeez's Friends

FBI agents searched a Tennessee apartment as investigators tried to determine whether at least two acquaintances of Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Abdulazeez knew of his intentions in the months leading up to the deadly gun attacks.<p>Officers converged on the Mountain Creek Apartments complex in Red …

Terror suspect charged over Isil-inspired plot for Lee Rigby style attack on US troops in the UK

Delivery driver Junead Ahmed Khan, 24, is suspected of planning to stage a car accident with US servicemen outside a base in a knife and bomb attack<p>A delivery driver planned to carry out a Lee Rigby-style terror outrage on American servicemen in the UK in an Isil-inspired knife and bomb …

Unbelayvable: The (Too) Simple Anchor

Author:<p>Publish date:<p><i>Every Monday we publish the most unbelievable stories of climbing stupidity submitted by our readers. See something unbelayvable?</i> …

Climbing

Why Won’t President Obama Lower Flags For Chattanooga Attack? White House Won’t Say.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined to explain why President Obama hasn’t ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in reaction to the …

A year after its war with Israel, Hamas is going to incredible lengths to replenish its rocket supply

The members of Hamas did the same. They have received only a few hundred shekels instead of their full salaries for the past four months because of Hamas's financial hardship. Full salaries are supposed to be paid out this month due to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's decision to resume …

Israel

Where is Rand Paul?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rand Paul is doing something unusual: Blending into the crowd.<p>Instead of dominating national headlines this summer by picking fights with high-profile competitors or scrambling to secure the best real estate at every Republican Party cattle call, Rand Paul has been working the …

How to Stop the Next Domestic Terrorist

There were warnings. They came from the director of the FBI, James Comey, and the spokesman for the Islamic State, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani. Comey told …

More Bad News for That Hillary TV Interview: The Washington Post Just Fact-Checked It

The Washington Post Fact Checker column gave former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “three Pinnochios” out of a maximum of four because of her claim that everything she did in keeping a private email server was permitted by laws and procedures.<p>“Everything I did was permitted. There was no law. …

U.S. law enforcement thwarted plots timed to July 4

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the bureau thwarted ISIS terrorist plots linked to the Fourth of July holiday that were intended "to kill people in the United States."<p>He would not discuss the number or nature of the plots, but earlier Thursday, U.S. officials told CNN …

Peshmerga

Supreme Court makes gay marriage a nationwide right

The landmark 5-4 decision, authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, provoked bitter dissents from the court's conservatives.<p>The Supreme Court has legalized gay marriage nationwide by ruling that the U.S. Constitution bars states from denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.<p>The landmark, 5-4 …

8 camping hacks you'll kick yourself for not knowing sooner

The number of overnight stays at U.S. National Parks in 2014 increased by almost one million since 2013, according to the National Park Service.<p>It's …

Young Black Man Takes President Obama to Task for Pushing His Anti-Gun Agenda in Wake of Charleston Tragedy

Twelve-year-old conservative and YouTube star CJ Pearson released a new video Friday titled, “God Bless South Carolina.”<p>In the clip, Pearson expressed his sympathy for the those who lost loved ones in Charleston, shared his thoughts about guns in schools and took exception with President Obama …

Sunni tribes, abandoned by Iraq, key to Islamic State fight

HABANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Parading across a desert base, hundreds of Sunni tribesmen who graduated a crash training course stood ready to take on the …

Middle East

Ten Rules for a Father and Son Hiking Trip

Fathers, feel you lost contact with your teenage sons and you would like to reconnect - and show them that there is more to Dad than they think, seeing you crumpled up in front of the TV at the end of a long working day?<p>Help is at hand! An easy hiking trip of several days can provide father and son …

Hiking

Retired CIA operative becomes breakout spy novelist

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jason Matthews retired after more than three decades as a CIA operative, writing fiction proved a form of therapy.<p>Living in …

Red Sparrow

American fighting with Kurds killed in Islamic State battle

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — An American fighting with Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group in Syria has been killed in battle, authorities said …

US 'sending hundreds more troops to Iraq'

Barack Obama reportedly poised to send 500 extra military personnel to fight Islamic State and set up new training base in Anbar province<p>The White House is reportedly planning a shift in strategy in Iraq that would see hundreds of American military trainers deployed to help retake Ramadi and the …

10 Incredible Places You Need to Visit and What to Do When You're There

The Safari Collection<p>Incredible Places You Need to Visit and What to Do When You're There<p>If you’re ready to set off on your next big adventure, but …

National Parks

Obama Makes Moral Plea For Health Care Law As Supreme Court Ruling Looms

WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama restated the moral case for his health care reform law during a speech Tuesday, asserting, "Health care is not a privilege. It is a right."<p>Obama's remarks come just weeks or even days ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that could do major damage to the Affordable …

Adventure Photo of the Week

'Economy Is Always Cheaper Than First Class' And Other Air Travel Myths

At least once a year, I like to bust some air travel myths. Here are some of my latest and some of my oldies but goodies from the past.<p>It's true; …

A former CIA chief told us what makes a great spy and why they missed on 9/11

Business Insider interviewed Royden before his scheduled talk at the Commonwealth Club last month, and covered a number of topics, including the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and what makes a great spy.<p>While CIA operatives must be sociable, professional, and discreet, spies — foreign nationals …

National Security

Islamic State likely has 'expertise to build chemical weapons', says Julie Bishop

Australia has ‘no doubt’ Syrian regime has used toxic chemicals including sarin and chlorine over the past four years<p>The Islamic State group has shown it is prepared to use chemical weapons and is likely to have among its recruits the technical expertise to develop them, Australia’s foreign …

Jerry Seinfeld: People Tell Me, ‘Don’t Go Near Colleges, They’re So PC’

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld says he’s been warned by fellow comedians to avoid college campuses because they’re too politically correct.<p>In an interview with ESPN radio Thursday, Seinfeld said he was warned by other comedians to avoid doing comedy at colleges as students tend to throw out words like …

A Park Ranger's Guide to Grand Canyon

The road to the Grand Canyon from the south crosses a gently rising plateau that gives no hint at what is about to unfold. You wonder if you have made a wrong turn. All at once an immense gorge a mile deep and up to 18 miles wide opens up.<p><b>Jill Staurowsky</b> has worked as an interpretive ranger in the …

The Deadly Consequences of Draconian Gun Laws

Carol Bowne is dead — murdered in cold blood on her own property by a violent criminal who would not be restrained by good intentions. But there is …