Egyptian church blasts kill 37; Islamic State takes responsibility

Egyptian church blasts kill 37; Islamic State takes responsibility

Dozens gathered outside a church north of Cairo on Sunday, after a bombing killed 25 people and wounded another 71 inside, according to Egyptian officials. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for bombings at two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt that killed at least 37 people during crowded Palm Sunday services. The blasts took place in […]

Fort Hood shooter says he's going on 'hunger strike'

Fort Hood shooter says he’s going on ‘hunger strike’

Writing from his cell on death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has declared he is going on a “99 pound hunger strike,” according to a letter reviewed by Fox News. The former Army psychiatrist, who opened fire on unarmed fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009, killed 13 people […]

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VA retaliation against whistleblower: doctor kept in empty room

Dr. Dale Klein may be the highest-paid U.S. government employee who literally does nothing while he’s on the clock. A highly rated pain management specialist at the Southeast Missouri John J. Pershing V.A., Klein is paid $250,000 a year to work with veterans, but instead of helping those who served their country, he sits in […]

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Franken to vote against Trump education secretary nominee

WASHINGTON — Sen. Al Franken said late Wednesday that he was going to vote against Betsy DeVos, president-elect Trump’s pick for Education Secretary. Franken was critical of DeVos on Tuesday during her confirmation hearings, saying it was unacceptable that she couldn’t adequately talk about whether she preferred proficiency or growth models when measuring student success. […]

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Caesars strikes deal to end main unit’s bankruptcy

CHICAGO – Caesars Entertainment Corp has struck a deal with most of its operating unit’s creditors, resolving billions of dollars in legal claims and paving the way to end to its subsidiary’s costly bankruptcy, the casino company said on Tuesday. The Las Vegas-based company’s main operating unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co Inc, filed for bankruptcy […]

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Yahoo data breach: What to do if your account was hacked

WASHINGTON — Yahoo’s data theft — involving about half the company’s one billion users — is no joke. At a time of increasing breach fatigue, when big data exposures sometimes elicit little more than a yawn, this incident sets a new bar for massive leaks of account information. The break-in, which Yahoo attributed to a […]

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Yahoo tipped off to hack by report of data dump on dark web

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON — In July, Yahoo received a report of a hacker claiming to have 280 million user account credentials for sale on the black market. An initial investigation found no evidence to back that up, according to a person familiar with the probe. Claims like these are common nowadays. However, Yahoo decided to conduct […]

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Snapchat will release US$130 sunglasses with built-in camera

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat plans to release a wearable gadget called Spectacles, which resembles a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for shooting video. The product will be sold in “limited distribution” this fall for US$129.99 (S$176.67), the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday (Sept 23). Spectacles will come in one size and three […]