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Source: CBS News

Search on for source of cyberattack that crippled systems in Europe, U.S.

Wednesday 23:46 GMT

The source of a crippling cyberattack Tuesday that disabled automated systems in governments, banks, grocery stores, an airport and more throughout Europe and the U.S. is still a mystery as several experts singled out a Ukrainian accounting software as the culprit.

While the block prevented the hackers behind the ransomware release from capitalizing on the explosive infection rate, it may also strand victims with no obvious way of retrieving files scrambled by the rogue program.

Source: Fox News

Haley warns Venezuela's Maduro poised to turn military on protesters

Today 07:02 GMT

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned Wednesday there are signs Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is planning to start using his country’s military and its weapons against protesters, as tensions flare on the streets of Caracas and beyond.

The comments follow a bizarre incident on Tuesday, when Maduro said a stolen police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court, calling it a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power. "It could've caused a tragedy with several dozen dead and injured," Maduro said.

Source: BBC

'Less homophobic bullying' in Britain's schools

Wednesday 20:14 GMT

The level of homophobic bullying in Britain's secondary schools has fallen by a third in a decade, according to a study from the University of Cambridge.

The study, carried out by the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, suggests gay, lesbian and transgender pupils in England, Wales and Scotland are less likely to face homophobic bullying than five or 10 years ago. In 2012, 55% of gay pupils surveyed faced bullying because of their sexuality - and the report for 2017 suggests that has fallen to 45%.

Source: CBS News

Husband pleads guilty to murder, arson in blaze that killed restaurateur

Wednesday 21:08 GMT

A Utah man pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and arson charges in the house-fire death of his husband, a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur and LGBT pioneer.

Family and friends of Williams filled the courtroom, including a tearful Patty Lignell, who was his housekeeper for 20 years and said she was relieved at the guilty pleas to aggravated murder and aggravated arson. John Williams was known in the local community as not just a businessman and restaurateur behind the popular eateries The New Yorker and Market Street Grill, but also as a philanthropist, reports KUTV.

Source: The Guradian

London Bridge attacker entered UK under false name, inquest told

Wednesday 21:53 GMT

One of the terrorists who carried out the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks lied about his age and gave a false name in order to get into the UK.

“The inquest into the deaths of the three men shot dead by police following the terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market has been opened and adjourned at Southwark coroner’s court today (Tuesday, 27 June),” it said. The Met issued a press release at 6.01pm stating that evidence it had presented to the court was accepted by the coroner.

Source: New York Times

Report on Sexual Abuse in USA Gymnastics Urges ‘Culture Change’

Wednesday 20:14 GMT

U.S.A. Gymnastics, the national governing body of the sport, said on Tuesday that it is adopting new recommendations intended to safeguard its athletes, after reports last year that it had routinely failed to notify law enforcement officials about allegations of sexual abuse by its coaches.

“U.S.A. Gymnastics is very sorry that anyone has been harmed during his or her gymnastics career, and we offer our deepest regrets to any athlete who suffered abuse or mistreatment while participating in the sport.”

Source: The Guradian

Thai doctor fights against carcinogenic raw fish dish that killed his parents

Today 07:01 GMT

A doctor in Thailand whose parents died from liver cancer after eating a much-loved raw fish dish is travelling the country’s rural north-east to warn people off the recipe.

Koi pla, a cheap plate of raw fish ground with spices and lime, is eaten by millions of Thais, especially in one of the nation’s poorest provinces, Isaan. But the meal often contains parasites that cause a type of liver cancer believed to be killing up to 20,000 Thais per year.

Source: Fox News

Accused Florida kidnapper was actually helping lost child, police say

Wednesday 12:45 GMT

Florida police officers are warning people to double check what they post and share online after a man trying to help a lost child was vilified online as a presumed kidnapper when the story got twisted.

Lakeland police said the Good Samaritan would be well within his rights to press charges against Strickland, but didn’t because he understands the father was frantic over his little going missing.

Source: Global News

London tower fire: final death toll may not be known until next year

Today 07:02 GMT

At least 80 people are dead, or missing and presumed dead, from the inferno that gutted the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block in west London on June 14 as families and children slept, and that figure is expected to rise.

London fire: Images show charred horror of aftermath of Grenfell Tower inferno. The authorities have been under pressure to say exactly how many people lost their lives amid accusations from local residents that the true figure is being kept quiet.

Source: NBC News

The "AK-47" bandit responsible for at least six bank robberies has been identified

Today 07:01 GMT

A Montana man who had homemade bombs in his house and is accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper is a bank robber the FBI dubbed "the AK-47 bandit" and is suspected of holding up at least six banks in five states, authorities said Tuesday.

FBI officials have been looking for years for the man they called the "AK-47 Bandit," who typically wore a balaclava mask and carried an AK-47 rifle with a drum magazine during the robberies.

Source: New York Times

Hacks Raise Fear Over N.S.A.’s Hold on Cyberweapons

Today 06:07 GMT

Long as flaws in computer code exist to create openings for digital weapons and spy tools, security experts say, the N.S.A. is not likely to stop hoarding software vulnerabilities any time soon.

Twice in the past month, National Security Agency cyberweapons stolen from its arsenal have been turned against two very different partners of the United States — Britain and Ukraine. The N.S.A. has kept quiet, not acknowledging its role in developing the weapons.

Source: New York Times

After Helicopter Attack, Venezuelans Ask, What Was That About?

Today 06:07 GMT

It was an outlandish attack on Venezuela’s centers of power: A police helicopter swooped down from a clear sky while someone inside dropped grenades on the Supreme Court and opened fire on the Interior Ministry.

“I think it was all very strange, the bombs, and so on,” she said, “but if you ask me now, I think it was for real, and if it’s a question of supporting them, then we would support them.”

Source: Reuters

Bitcoin exchange operator tied to hacks gets five-and-a-half years U.S. prison

Wednesday 18:15 GMT

Murgio and co-conspirators were accused of having processed millions of dollars from 2013 to 2015 into the virtual currency bitcoin through the unlicensed exchange Coin.mx.

Murgio led an effort based on ambition and greed," and constructed on a "pyramid of lies," U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan said during the sentencing hearing. Nathan imposed a sentence shorter than the 10 to 12-1/2 years recommended by prosecutors and federal guidelines, citing Murgio's generosity to friends and support to his family.

Source: CBS News

DNA clears Missouri man Mike Wilkerson in 1997 sex assault of teen

Today 07:02 GMT

A Missouri man who spent nearly two decades in mental hospitals after entering a disputed plea in the 1997 sexual assault of a teenager has been cleared of the crime after genetic evidence was re-tested and excluded him as a suspect.

The top prosecutor in southwestern Missouri's Jasper County dropped the case against 58-year-old Mike Wilkerson last Friday, citing the recent DNA testing conducted on a cigarette butt and a condom found at the scene.

Source: Global News

Dead Niagara Falls daredevil may have brought 7-foot boa constrictor with him

Today 07:02 GMT

– A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride.

After Kirk Jones’ death, New York State Park Police found a website with a photo of him and the 7-foot snake named Misty previewing his plans and selling T-shirts and photos, the Niagara Gazette reported Wednesday. – A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride.

Source: Fox News

Chaffetz: Justice watchdog also looking at Lynch's role in FBI's Clinton email probe

Monday 01:38 GMT
Source: Fox News

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

Monday 00:38 GMT
Source: Global News

Bill Cosby plans seminars on how to avoid sexual assault charges

Saturday 15:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kurds see chance to advance their cause in ruins of Islamic State

Sunday 19:19 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

Thursday 22:53 GMT
Source: The Guradian

It’s been a grim year – but what if Britain had never voted for Brexit?

Saturday 08:07 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Number of refugees admitted to US drops by nearly half under Trump

Sunday 15:31 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Digital Music: iTunes Remains Surprisingly Popular

Wednesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Common Domain

French Utility Engie Looking to Expand in China

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Today 00:37 GMT
Source: Global News

Can money buy happiness It depends on who you are and how you spend

Wednesday 20:14 GMT
Source: New York Times

We Taste-Tested 10 Hot Dogs. Here Are the Best.

Wednesday 17:18 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Drivers may pay the lowest July 4th gasoline prices in 12 years

Wednesday 16:22 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Swedish Christian Kids Banned From Saying Grace At Mealtimes, Can No Longer Say ‘Amen’

Wednesday 11:53 GMT

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