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Source: Washington Post

U.S., British governments warn businesses worldwide of Russian campaign to hack routers

18-Apr-2018

The U.S. and British governments on Monday accused Russia of conducting a massive campaign to compromise computer routers and firewalls around the world — from home offices to Internet providers — for espionage and possibly sabotage purposes.

The U.S. and British governments jointly tracked the latest campaign, which has targeted millions of machines globally, said Ciaran Martin, chief executive of Britain’s NCSC, the government’s central cybersecurity agency.

Source: Common Domain

Brazil Supreme Court Approves Trial for Prominent Center-Right Politician

18-Apr-2018

SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Aécio Neves, a former presidential candidate and center-right leader, be tried for corruption as the country’s vast Car Wash investigation reaches its final and most critical stage.

After four years, Brazil’s sprawling Car Wash corruption investigation largely rests in the hands of the Supreme Court, which serves as the final court of appeals but also has sole jurisdiction over prosecuting sitting politicians, such as Mr. Neves, who is currently a senator.

Source: Fox News

Lena Dunham reveals her 'biggest insecurity' in personal Vogue essay, gets slammed by critics

18-Apr-2018

Lena Dunham's nearly 2,000-word Vogue essay on what she claims some have dubbed her "gerbil teeth" is getting swift criticism from fans online who say it sends a "bad message." Dunham opened up her essay, titled "Lena Dunham Got the Message: The Internet Does Not Like Her Teeth," by comparing her mother's "jankity smile" in the 1970s to her own.

"The thing that bothers me most about Lena Dunham is the fact that she’s rich & her teeth are still brown," Dunham recalled reading.

Source: BBC

Year-long wage squeeze nearing an end

18-Apr-2018

Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: "The continued rise in employment, coupled with a further drop in the unemployment rate, is further evidence that the UK jobs market remains in good shape, with firms continuing to recruit despite sluggish economic conditions. However, Mr Thiru said spending was unlikely to increase with "consumers expected to remain under pressure from uncomfortably high debt levels, particularly if interest rates rise further."

Source: NBC News

What are the symptoms of salmonella Egg recall sparks worry

18-Apr-2018

The recall of more than 200 million eggs over possible salmonella contamination may have consumers nervously checking symptoms or worried about every stomach twitch.

• Everyone, but particularly children, should wash their hands after handling reptiles, birds — including baby chicks and ducklings — or their environment.

Source: New York Times

McLaren’s Formula One History Drives It on the Streets

18-Apr-2018

McLaren’s design engineering chief, Dan Parry-Williams, said that with both the company’s Formula One and road car designers on the same site, “it is not very hard to pick up the kind of D.N.A. that comes from racing.”

A £750,000 hypercar named for Ayrton Senna, who won three Formula One titles driving for McLaren — is track worthy but street legal. The aerodynamic features of the Senna even go beyond what is allowed in racing, Mr. Parry-Williams said, with adjustable blades on the front end to complement the wing on the rear.

Source: Washington Post

GOP Rep. Charlie Dent will leave Congress within weeks, potentially setting up special election

18-Apr-2018

Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.), a frequent critic of President Trump and a leader of the GOP’s moderate bloc in the House, said Tuesday that he will resign from Congress within weeks.

Although the election could be held during “the next ensuing primary or municipal election,” Pennsylvania’s primary will be held May 15 — before any special election could be called. It is not clear whether Wolf would schedule an election so soon before the November midterm election will bring a full-term replacement for Dent.

Source: Fox News

Taco Bell franchise suing Wisconsin town, mayor for discrimination after liquor license denied

18-Apr-2018

“I see little public value in issuing a liquor license to Taco Bell and enormous costs for the residents of Madison and our city government,” Soglin, a Democrat, said. “In the meantime, the violence at downtown locations associated with liquor is only growing -- growing in terms of frequency, in terms of location, and in terms of severity.”

Owners of a Wisconsin-based Taco Bell Cantina are getting fired up after their plan to serve beer and wine recently got rejected.

Source: Common Domain

Beware, the IRS is looking for these red flags this tax season

18-Apr-2018

See: The tipping point: When to use tax software instead of seeing a professional. The IRS can audit returns up to three years old.

Inaccuracies could lead to penalty charges: 20% of the disallowed amount for filing an “erroneous claim for a refund or credit,” the IRS stated, or $5,000 if the tax return was deemed “frivolous,” where there isn’t enough information to assess correct or incorrect information.

Source: New York Times

California Today: When Skyscraper Was a Dirty Word

18-Apr-2018

Ah, springtime in Northern California, when the fruit trees are in full bloom — and a hailstorm shreds all their leaves.

• The first time Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles delivered a State of the City address, in 2014, he didn’t mention homelessness. (Please note: We regularly highlight articles on news sites that have limited access for nonsubscribers.)

Source: New York Times

Review: Toxic Masculinity, Vonnegut Style, in ‘Happy Birthday, Wanda June’

18-Apr-2018

In Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s shaggy but zingingly relevant comedy “Happy Birthday, Wanda June,” now getting a ferociously funny revival from Wheelhouse Theater Company, Harold is a bombastic, bellowing, more than half-feral bully who returns to his family without warning.

Cast Jason O'Connell, Kate MacCluggage, Finn Faulconer, Craig Wesley Divino, Kareem Lucas, Matt Harrington and Charlotte Wise

Source: The Guradian

Lessons from Beychella: how to dress like Beyoncé this summer

18-Apr-2018

A new word was invented on Saturday night: Beychella, the rightful portmanteau for Beyoncé performing at Coachella and making it a festival – indeed a world – where she is queen and everyone else should just admit defeat.

While they were all kinds of fabulous, they contain secrets of your style for the months ahead, along with some insights into what Beyoncé is thinking. All clothes were designed in collaboration with the creative director of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, and two costume changes occurred in the first five minutes of a two-hour set.

Source: BBC

Plankton named after Blue Planet series

18-Apr-2018

A type of plankton described as part of "the beating heart" of the oceans has been named after the BBC's Blue Planet series.

As he leant towards an image of the Blue Planet plankton, Sir David said admiringly: "Why that's not made by a modern jeweller I have no idea…"

Source: The Guradian

Cryptocurrency: New York launches inquiry, saying people lack 'basic facts'

18-Apr-2018

The New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, launched an inquiry into cryptocurrency exchanges on Tuesday arguing that consumers often don’t have access to “basic facts” about how they operate.

Lagarde said that European authorities, including the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) were already looking at what new rules might be needed to meet the advancements in financial technology.

Source: The Guradian

Orwellian dystopia Nashville roots? How not to make a pop comeback

18-Apr-2018

The More Mature Direction), 2013’s Bangerz (no hang on, this was the more mature direction), 2015’s Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (Christ knows what that was), and last year’s “pivot to rodeo” masterpiece Younger Now.

Nothing says “I went to Nashville for a fortnight now I think I’m Dolly Parton” quite like a “country”-inspired comeback album.

Source: Global News

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

North Korea announces end to missile testing as Trump cites 'big progress'

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘Viva Verdi,’ Say Fans With Very Verdian Names

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Make this one-pan Spanish Eggs and Potatoes, and you’ll learn how to fry

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kalidou Koulibaly’s late header seals victory for Napoli over Juventus

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: New York Times

Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: The Guradian

US and Russian nuclear arsenals set to be unchecked for first time since 1972

Wednesday 12:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tencent Music: Tune In, But Don’t Turn On Yet

Tuesday 11:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

$110 Million Malibu Beach Home Sets Los Angeles Price Record

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Don’t blame oil prices for a narrowing gap in government bond yields, says BMO

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism

Tuesday 13:38 GMT
Source: BBC

Could the royal baby boost the economy?

Today 00:40 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Need STEM Teachers Look to Older Adults

Tuesday 13:39 GMT

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