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HBO hack is more serious than it sounds, according to security contractor
- August 05, 2017

HBO confirmed in a statement Monday that it experienced a breach that compromised some of its programming and immediately began to investigate the incident, working with law enforcement and independent cybersecurity experts. The huge amount of data speculated to be involved in the hack is seven times the amount that was leaked in the Sony Pictures hack of 2014 , which led to then co-chairperson Amy Pascal leaving the company due to emails leaked. (more...)
1000 dead, 2000 ailing animals found in warehouse 1000 dead, 2000 ailing animals found in warehouse
- August 05, 2017

The Inland Valley Humane Society , which was called by police to help the animals, said in a written statement that its workers had rescued more than 1,000 birds. King called the situation "sad", but added that she was somewhat relieved that the man faced charges. "You just always had that little nervousness walking by his building or going to the mailbox, just because it was odd, the activity that was going on in the last few months - it got bad", she explained. (more...)
Propaganda war over political killings: BJP ahead of CPM in Kerala campaign Propaganda war over political killings: BJP ahead of CPM in Kerala campaign
- August 05, 2017

The Lok Sabha had to be adjourned after the CPI (M) members created disorder, upset with the BJP targeting their govt in Kerala . The Finance minister is visiting the state in the wake of increasing attacks on BJP-RSS workers allegedly by the activists of ruling CPI (M), the statement said. (more...)
Game of Thrones episode leaks ahead of broadcast — HBO hack
- August 05, 2017

In India, the show airs on Tuesdays on Star World and Star World HD. The release of an entire episode is likely to hit the network hard. A Star India spokesperson confirmed the leak in a statement to The Verge . However, much like today's leak, the files were low-quality and also watermarked. However the episode got out, this isn't good news for HBO (or for humanity being good and decent). (more...)
San Francisco's Anchor Brewing sold to Sapporo San Francisco's Anchor Brewing sold to Sapporo
- August 05, 2017

Business Insider , picking up on the same thread, postulated that Sapporo was therefore able to pick up Anchor Steam "on the cheap", having bought the brand for 2.6 times its revenue whereas Constellation paid 8.7 times the revenue for the less well-known (internationally at least) Ballast Point in 2015 when the craft beer market was booming. (more...)
Caribbean, Atlantic waves expected to become tropical cyclones Caribbean, Atlantic waves expected to become tropical cyclones
- August 05, 2017

At this time, the system does not pose a threat to our area. It has a medium chance - 50 percent - of forming into a tropical depression within 48 hours, and a high chance - 80 percent - of forming into one within five days. The National Hurricane Center gives that system a moderate chance of becoming a tropical storm as it moves across the Caribbean and toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula over the next three to five days. (more...)
Trump has new chief of staff, old health care fight Trump has new chief of staff, old health care fight
- August 05, 2017

The post Trump says can make better deal than Congress after Russian Federation sanction appeared first on Vanguard News . Russian Federation wasn't pleased. The Constitution also gives Trump the power to pocket veto the bill, which occurs when the president does not sign the measure, but Congress is out of session. (more...)
China won't back down in border dispute with India China won't back down in border dispute with India
- August 05, 2017

External affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay, however, refused to comment whether there was reduction of Indian troops at the tri-junction between India-China-Bhutan, saying, "these are operational matters, whether on our side or on the other side". (more...)
Amanda Knox Argues That Michelle Carter Was Wrongfully Convicted Amanda Knox Argues That Michelle Carter Was Wrongfully Convicted
- August 05, 2017

Instead, she told him to "get back in". Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in June. The sentencing judge granted a defense motion to stay her sentence, meaning she will not have to go to jail until she exhausts her appeals in MA. (more...)
Kansas City IRS workers reportedly sickened by suspicious package Kansas City IRS workers reportedly sickened by suspicious package
- August 05, 2017

Two people were transported to St. Luke's Hospital and were listed in good condition. Garrett also told the New York Times that the injuries were believed to be "not serious at all". Friday. At least four ambulances were on the scene, according to Garrett, to treat those people. Garrett said the Fire Department checked the package for gasses and fumes but didn't find anything. (more...)
Nebraska Democrats not impressed with proposed immigration bill Nebraska Democrats not impressed with proposed immigration bill
- August 05, 2017

It will do this by changing the way the United States issues Green Cards to nationals from other countries, President Trump said while unveiling the bill which will now be debated. Most economists and businesses agree that legal immigration has been a net benefit to the nation and a reflection of the country's values and diversity. (more...)
Southern Indiana Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Bombing Southern Indiana Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Bombing
- August 05, 2017

Mark said that was always how his son thought. A gofundme account has been set up for Harris' wife, Britt, as well. Hunter and Harris are the 8th and 9th soldiers to be killed in Afghanistan this year. In Wednesday's attack , a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden auto into a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy outside Kandahar. Gen. (more...)
Looks Like Caitlyn Jenner Is Still Trying To Make America Great Again
- August 05, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner might have gone too far this time. And while we normally opt to tune out whichever deeply troubling way in which she's marketing herself (and let's not be coy, her visibility as the world's most famous transgender person is inherently political), a photograph of her driving an expensive auto in a Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" hat is worthy of a mention, given the timing. (more...)
Three rescued from California bungee jump ride after malfunction Three rescued from California bungee jump ride after malfunction
- August 05, 2017

Ride operators say it was a mechanical failure that prevented them from being able to pull Mr Rodriguez back up or lower him down. Instead, VFD crews used a rope system to rappel the other two people down from the cage. "They must have loosened me up". " It was my third time [jumping], but it's my last . I told God I'm not going to die here", Rodriguez said. Witnesses captured the incredible moment in a video later posted to Facebook, including Rodriguez's own account of the rescue. (more...)
Kenya election observer calls for peaceful vote Kenya election observer calls for peaceful vote
- August 05, 2017

Mahama called on Kenyans and the government to ensure next week's elections are free, peaceful and fair, noting that even though they were overseeing the poll, the world would also be watching the East African country. "As the campaign nears completion, I would wish the people of Kenya, those seeking election, poll officials, to make the process democratic", said Mahama. (more...)
United States officially tells United Nations it wants out of Paris climate deal United States officially tells United Nations it wants out of Paris climate deal
- August 05, 2017

The US will have to formally alert the United Nations of its plans to withdraw in 2019. Tech groups rip Trump immigration plan Russian PM: New sanctions amount to "full-scale trade war" America's divisions: The greatest strategic vulnerability of our time MORE pledged to follow when the deal was coming together. (more...)
JK: Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Anantnag JK: Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Anantnag
- August 05, 2017

Two days later on August 01, top Lashkar Commander Abu Dujana and his associate were killed in another gunfight in Hakripora village of the same district. A soldier was also injured in the encounter. Yawar, who was allegedly a "chronic stone pelter" of the area, had joined the militant outfit in the first week of last month, they said, adding that a self-loading rifle looted earlier from a police guard was recovered from him. (more...)
Harvard's admission process to be probed Harvard's admission process to be probed
- August 05, 2017

Asian Americans make up 22.2%, followed by African Americans at 14.6%, Hispanic or Latino students at 11.6%, and Native American or Pacific Islanders at 2.5%. Similarly, top public universities have also become more diverse. Together, 50.9 percent of freshmen will be from a minority groups, making it a majority-minority class. (more...)
IS claims responsibility for Herat mosque attack IS claims responsibility for Herat mosque attack
- August 05, 2017

Relatives inspect after an overnight suicide attack at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan . The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on social media. Ghani, whose government has been under mounting pressure because of deteriorating security across the country, condemned the bombing and called on religious scholars to "raise their voices against the terrorist attacks". (more...)
ED secures separatist's custody for 6 more days ED secures separatist's custody for 6 more days
- August 05, 2017

The prosecutor told the court that Shah, arrested on July 25 in the money laundering , was "totally non-cooperative" during his questioning by the ED. The agency was also trying to ascertain the movable and immovable assets of Shah, who was arrested on July 25, besides unearthing the sources of hawala transfers and further dissemination of the funds, it had said. (more...)